The Los Angeles Times brings the fun, reporting on a wave of new fast-food offerings that include spinach-laden McMuffin-shaped breakfast panini, mango flan, and red-bean-stuffed pastry items.

The Times explores chains such as Santouka, Pinkberry, and Pollo Campero, embracing the good (eel hand rolls), cataloguing the weird (footlong PB&J huarache), and ripping the ugly (cardboard-tasting chicken-salad wraps) in the process.

California chains such as In-N-Out helped to put high-quality fast food on the map; Pinkberry and Pollo Campero may just bring it to the next level.

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