12 Spiciest Fast Food Menus You Should Try

Do you crave the spiciest food right now? If yes, you may be curious, what fast food has the spiciest food?

Spicy food lovers like me have no spice-loving gene. We were not even born with a love for hot sauce. Instead, spicy food contains exciting flavors. Plus, it makes our meals more flavorful and delicious. 

No matter what your reason for eating spicy food, do not forget to try the spiciest food menu, like Diablo Dare Sandwich of Arby’s, Spicy Deluxe Chicken Sandwich of Chick-fil-A, Cajun Style Fries of Five Guys, Spicy Chicken Sandwich of Popeyes, Atomic Wings of Wingstop, Spicy Sriracha Burger of Jack in the Box, Jalapeno Poppers of Burger King, Kung Pao Chicken of Panda Express, etc. 

If you are in a hurry to visit the nearest fast food, here are the top spiciest food menu every spicy food lover should know and try now:

Diablo Dare Sandwich – Arby’s 

Diablo Dare Sandwich is Arby’s spiciest sandwich I have ever tried, and it is available in two variations: brisket and chicken. The multiple layers of spice will give spicy food lovers a different kind of excitement and satisfaction bite after bite. This fast food sandwich delivered the hit of heat I had never experienced before.

The roasted diced jalapenos peppers, spicy habanero barbecue sauce, ghost pepper jack cheese, and of course, the generous amounts of cayenne pepper seasoning give the sandwich a wince-inducing heat. So, I was not surprised to feel the sweat on my forehead and brows. 

Spicy Deluxe Chicken Sandwich – Chick-fil-A 

Chick-fil-A’s Spicy Deluxe Chicken Sandwich perfectly combines excellent taste and spiciness. I discovered that the fast food marinates the chicken in this sandwich in pickle brine. This means each bite is bursting with an irresistible flavor.

Besides being one of the spiciest food menus, this sandwich also delivers a different level of juiciness and tenderness with distinct and complex flavor. The spicy breading is loaded with black pepper, cayenne, and paprika’s smokey notes. 

Cajun Style Fries – Five Guys 

There is a heaping pile of spicy fries in an extra tall soda cup. These fries are legendary! My Five Guys visit is never complete without ordering their Cajun Style Fries.

After opening the signature grease-stained brown bag, I can instantly smell the heat. Covered with cajun flavoring, these fries are the hottest and saltiest ones I have ever had. The flavoring helped cover up the greasiness. The layers of flavor go down deeper, making these French fries one of the best options.

Spicy Chicken Sandwich – Popeyes 

At first look, Popeyes’ Spicy Chicken Sandwich looks like a legitimate chicken breast snack. The chicken is thick, fully breaded, and juicy, making it too big to eat. I appreciate the better and bigger pickles. 

The chicken sandwich’s spiciness from its mayo-based spicy sauce all over the buns. Although it is not the best option for heat’s scorching levels, it is undoubtedly a delicious and juicy sandwich with a nice kick of spiciness. 

Atomic Wings – Wingstop 

Atomic Wings is the spiciest offering of Wingstop, end of the story. The sauced wings offer the spicy level we always look for. However, do not expect too much from its flavor. 

The sauce comes with a strange aftertaste. I tasted a slightly citrusy flavor of habanero. At one time, it also delivers too much sweetness. On the bright side, the tender bone-in wings are juicy and produce extreme heat from every bite.

Spicy Sriracha Burger – Jack in the Box 

The Spicy Sriracha Burger’s concept is promising, even if I initially hesitated to try it. This spicy burger is served between two grilled toast pieces instead of buns, giving a buttery taste.

This Jack in the Box burger derives its spiciness and heat from the creamy Sriracha-based sauce and jalapeno slices. The first bite came with a burnt taste and dryness and was not spicy.

The burger’s middle makes a unique experience. The patty is covered with spicy sauce, while sourdough toasts impeccably absorbed that sauce. However, after munching the bacon and reaching the center of the burger, the spiciness kicked in. 

Jalapeno Poppers – Burger King 

As a lover of spicy things, jalapenos are one of my favorites. The jalapeno poppers offered by Burger King come in small fried, essentially hollowed curds rather than being filled with jalapeno. 

These poppers are tasty and convenient because of their bite size. While the flavor is limited to the aftertaste, they offer a little extra zing. Inside each popper, there is a small jalapeno piece.

Kung Pao Chicken – Panda Express

Kung Pao Chicken remains one of the classics and spiciest offerings at Panda Express. The chicken’s zingy sauce and chili peppers make it a hot and must-try dish for spicy food fanatics. This well-balanced dish features a perfect blend of green onions, chili peppers, peanuts, zucchini, and bell peppers. 

This Panda Express chicken stir fry balances savory sweetness and tongue-tingling heat. The kung pao sauce is packed with umami flavor, delivering the spice throughout your mouth. The fresh vegetables help cleanse the palate with each bite.

Kung pao chicken gives an excellent opportunity to eat spicy vegetables in fast food. It is delicious, perfectly balanced, and adequately spicy.

Spicy Nuggets – Wendy’s 

Wendy’s Spicy Nuggets attack every diner with a heat level that builds and stings. The cayenne punch can last for about 30 seconds. 

Although the fast food’s spicy chicken breast filet comes with hot cayenne pepper breading like other nuggets, the spicy experience is more direct. The chicken paste is airy instead of texture, entirely focusing on the cayenne pepper’s spice. Even if the nuggets have a meaty chew, it does not mask spice.

Spicy Crispy Chicken Sandwich – McDonald’s 

McDonald’s Spicy Crispy Chicken Sandwich is attractive and juicy. Although the outer crispiness is indulging, the juiciness is intact. The patty has a smokey aftertaste, setting it apart from other chicken patties I have tasted.

The soft and moist potato roll completes the sandwich. For added dimension, the pickles are placed on top of the patty. The heat of this sandwich comes from the sauce. The chipotle-mayo-esque sauce adds some spice to the sandwich.

Nashville Hot Tenders – KFC 

KFC’s Nashville Hot Tenders do not depend on the sauce; they are truly hot. This standalone chicken indulgence has a fiery and powerful aftertaste on the mouth. The heat is derived from the breading. Besides being flavorful and hot, the breading is also crispy, providing a contrasting experience with the soft meat inside. 

If diners want to reduce the spicy flavor, they can dip the tenders in the vinegar-based sauce. 

Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Tacos – Taco Bell 

Taco Bell’s Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Tacos contain packaging that warns every diner to prepare for hotness. The taco is packed with beef, tomatoes, cheese, lettuce, and sour cream. With every bite on the shell, I instantly tasted the habanero-flavored Dorito, leaving a fiery aftertaste on my tongue and lips. 

However, the jalapeno in this taco is pickled. As a result, the heat is weakened, giving only a tongue-tingling aftertaste instead of spiciness. 


Spicy food adds the necessary excitement to the bland flavors of fast foods. The strong kick of spiciness perfectly goes well with each meal, which creates a memorable dining experience. So, visit those fast food chains and try their spicy dishes.


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Bill Kalkumnerd
Bill Kalkumnerd

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