Wendys Spicy Nuggets - © 2019 Wendys

Fast Food Week! Quick Service Resto And Snacks News…

It’s nearly the middle of May, already, and we’re still getting overnight frost warnings in the weather forecast, not to mention snow not too far to the north of us, here in Canada’s Capital. But that’s not dampening the Fast Food players’ enthusiasm for transitioning their menus to Summer Mode…

International Menu Items - © 2019 McDonaldsTomato Mozzarella Chicken Sandwich, Grand McExtreme Bacon Burger,
Stroopwaffle McFlurry and Cheesy Bacon Fries: International
menu items for a limited time, at McDonald’s

McD’s definitely bringing International items to US

McDonald’s has finally confirmed rumours that it will add some International items to its US menu – for a limited time, only, of course. As reported here a couple of weeks back, McD’s will offer its Stroopwafel McFlurry from the Netherlands, a Grand McExtreme Bacon Burger from Spain, a Tomato Mozzarella Chicken Sandwich from Canada, and Cheesy Bacon Fries from Australia.The McFlurry and the Cheesy Bacon Fries were test-marketed previously in limited trials. They must have been popular!

Taco Bell offers new ‘Box’ deal

The Bell is offering a (US)$5 Grande Nachos Box special as of this past Thursday, for a limited time (probably ’til the same time next month). You get: Crispy Tortilla Chips topped with a double portion of either Seasoned Beef or Shredded Chicken, plus Refried Beans, Nacho Cheese Sauce, reduced fat Sour Cream, Guacamole, Three-Cheese blend, and Pico de Gallo. I guess they couldn’t think of anything else they already have on hand to add to the Box…

Wendy’s Spicy Chicken Nuggets back…

Wendy’s is bringing back their Spicy Chicken Nuggets as fast as they can after the menu item was references with longing in a social media post by Chance The Rapper. “Positive Affirmations for today: I WILL have a good day, I Will succeed today, Wendy’s WILL bring back spicy nuggets at some point please please Lord let it be today,” he tweeted May 4. Wendy’s must have noticed the post got more than 2.3 million ‘Likes’ in a day and a half. No firm date for the return of Spicy Nuggets has yet been announced.

…Celebrates summer with $0.50 Frostys

Wendy’s – which last week announced a new Chocolate Chip Cookie Chunk Frosty for summer – is now adding a deal in which you can get a small Chocolate or Vanilla Frosty for just (US)$0.50. It’s usually (US)$1.00 at most  locations. Of course, this deal lasts for an unspecified limited time only.

Pop Tarts hopping on New Flavour bandwagon

Pop Tarts – a favourite of kids and folks who get breakfast on-the-run since 1964 – are adding two new flavours for a limited time: Frosted Chocolate Cupcake is returning and Frosted Confetti Cupcake is making its premiere appearance. I guess I’d fallen out of touch with Pop Tarts. The Toaster Pastry that started it all has been produced in dozens of flavours over the past 55 years, and Kellogg’s still sells millions of them each year. Like anything that becomes a cultural fixture, you just come to take it for granted after a while…

Free Cone Day at Haagen-Dazs

That’s this Tuesday, May 14, and the deal is only good between 4 pm and 8 pm. You’ll get a single scoop of the Ice Cream flavour of your choice in a Regular Cone, a Sugar Cone or a Cup, just for the asking. H-D is also introducing a new loyalty program, which will get you a ‘free cone with purchase’ in return for signing up.

And that’s the Skinny…

…on what’s making some of us fatter these days. Back in seven for another edition of Fast Food Week!

~ Maggie J.