With the winter season comes a barrage of fast-food holiday menu items, and this year that includes McDonald's McRib. The burger chain is bringing out the cult-status BBQ boneless-pork-patty sandwich on Dec. 17 for the holidays (the once-a-year special usually shows up for an October-to-November run) in an effort to boost year-end sales.
It's not just the McRib that rears its head this holiday season; Starbucks' pumpkin spice latte is flowing, despite rumors of a shortage. And desserts such as McDonald's McFlurry, Sonic's milkshakes and Burger King sundaes get holiday-ized.
And meanwhile ... in an unexpected fast-food holiday menu twist, Japan Airlines is serving KFC fried chicken meals on its flights in the U.S. and Europe as a winter special: An "Air Kentucky" meal includes one drumstick, one boneless chicken breast fillet, a piece of flatbread made for the airline meal and a cup of cole slaw and lettuce leaves. Happy holidays!
Scroll down to find out which among the following fast-food holiday menu items has the most calories.
5. Burger King Gingerbread Cookie Sundae
What it is: Vanilla soft serve, topped with crispy gingersnap cookie crumbles and a swirl of sweet gingerbread sauce.
How much it costs: $2.49