McDonald's: McGriddle (first bite only)
The virgin bite of a McGriddle represents everything that's magical about fast food. These are ingredients that have long been separated, but for no good reason. It's like having Romeo and Juliet kissing for the first time, in your mouth. Diminishing returns be damned, that first bite alone is worth it.
Arby's: Mozzarella sticks
Yeah, Arby’s will tell you it's all about meat and curly fries. The real aces in the hole, though, are the mozzarella sticks, which stand up next to any other pre-frozen sticks you’d get at a pub, but for about half the price. Bonus points? The residual seasoning from the curly fries in the fryer clings faintly to the thick batter. If it hybridized the two, Arby’s might just be able to take over the world. Or at least finally earn Jon Stewart's respect.