The holidays can be a spendy time, and the fast-food giants want our dollars as much as the retailers do. With new and limited-time fast fare making its way out of the research-and-development departments and into our quick-service sights, Fry Girl's on the scene to help you make the best decisions on whether to bite or give 'em the holiday heave-ho-ho.
Are Wendy's new natural-cut fries pure potato satisfaction? Is Sonic's Holiday Spiced Sugar Cookie Blast a bust? And what's the spread on the Whataburger 5-3-1 burger?
Find out the answers to these questions and more in this week's column.
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