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Fast Food Week! Quick Service Resto And Snacks News…

Summer silliness is starting to take hold in the Fast Food sphere. Chick-Fil-A is giving away food and Sonic is offering a super hot cold beverage. Smart Food is jumping on the ‘hot’ bandwagon while Dairy Queen is partnering with Sour Patch kids. And Taco Bell is talking healthy options…

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Taco Bell Touting its healthy options

In yet another attempt to enhance its image as a healthy place to eat, The Bell is spotlighting its ongoing crusade to rid its menu of artificial colours and flavours and reduce Sodium across the board. The Tex-Mex chain has also pledged to eliminate antibiotics from its Chicken dishes and use only free-range eggs for its breakfast menu. Another healthy feature is its overall menu is the implementation of a ‘Fresco’ option which removes Cheese, Rice and Sour Cream from its core menu dishes and replaces them with Pico de Gallo. Just ask for ‘Fresco Style’ when ordering.

Dairy Queen partnering with Sour Patch Kids

The Soft Serve king’s flavour of the month for July is a Candy collab featuring the Sour Patch Kids. It’s described as a Blizzard featuring the puckery zip of SP Kids Blitz and sweet SP Kids Redberry flavours in the base with SP Kids Candies stirred in. In combo with the new Blizzard, there’s a new smart phone game, DQ Spoonapult, in which SP Kids are catapulted into pools of DQ. Play it now at this special website.

Sonic unveils new BLTs for summer…

The new Summertime BLT Sandwich features Bacon, Mozzarella, Tomatoes, Creamy Basil Aioli, and Lettuce on a Brioche Bun. You can add Chicken for a buck or so more. And you can get either Summertime BLT plus a medium Sprite for half the regular price for a limited time, if you order via the Sonic phone app.

…Débuts Slush made with Hot Peppers

When you think ‘slushy treats’, you probably think of sweet crushed-ice concoctions with tangy Fruit flavours. But the latest Slush from Sonic – though still built on a base of crushed Ice – is instead infused with Hot Peppers. And not just any hot Peppers! They’re using Carolina Reapers, one of the hottest Peppers ever created by mischievous plant breeders. The new Reaper Margarita Slush blends Hot Pepper and Lime flavours in an icy mouthful that reportedly starts out cold and sweet then turns hot as the Pepper kicks in. It joins the Pickle Juice Slush on Sonic’s summertime Mocktail Slush Series menu.

Chick-Fil-A reviving its cow-centric promos

The Fried Chicken chain is running a one-day promo in honour of Cow Appreciation Day, a CFA created observance that’s now in its 15th year. The CFA cows want you to wear a Cow Costume – and eat more ‘Chikin’. Come in to any participating CFA outlet this coming Tuesday between opening and 7 p.m., wearing anything black and white and spotted, and get a free entrée.

Smart Food Flamin’ Hot Popcorn going mainstream

Smart Food’s Flamin’ Hot White Cheddar Popcorn will be available at participating Smart Food resellers this coming Monday, following a highly successful exclusive début at Walmart stores last month. The blazing treat features SF’s basic air-popped Corn tossed with White Cheddar and Flamin’ Hot Seasoning. It’ll be available through the summer while supplies last.

And that’s the skinny…

…On what’s going to be making some of us fatter over the summer. Back in 7 with another update here on Fast Food Week!

~ Maggie J.