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    Fast Food Chains Prepare Goofy Drinks for Summer

    Creative flavors and high-calorie counts mark specialty beverages made for the summer selling season.

    MCLEAN, Va. -- The one thing most fast food chains will have in common this summer is the amount of goofy drinks they'll offer, reports USA Today. To get ready for the important selling season, restaurants are ready to lure in customers with extra-tasty beverages (which often come with extra calories), the industry's most profitable menu item.

    Some of the unusual drinks consumers can expect to see this summer include lemonade drinks, like McDonald's McCafe Frozen Strawberry Lemonade and Dairy Queen's Lemonade chillers (in regular and strawberry), and frozen drinks, like Dunkin' Donuts' Mountain Dew Coolatta and 7-Eleven's special Slurpee cups that will allow people to drink two flavors at once.

    Customers looking for drinkable desserts can go for milk shakes like Jack in the Box's returning blackberry shake, Arby's Jamocha Oreo shake or Sonic's Double Stuf Oreo Blast, whose ice cream is made with Oreo cream filling. They can also go even cakier with Cold Stone Creamery's Cake 'n Shake, which is made with milk, cake batter ice cream and real yellow cake pieces. Starbucks will also bring its Mocha Coconut Frappuccino back to its menu for a limited time.

    However, those watching their waists can still enjoy a tasty drink: According to the report, KFC will be the first fast food chain to sell calorie-free Pepsi Max, and Subway will begin selling fresh-brewed Fuze raspberry iced tea.

     

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