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Fast Food Week: Quick Service Resto And Snacks News…

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, the Fast Food sphere continues to make accommodation for social distancing realities and to offer specials designed to keep them top of mind with their customer base. And have you tried their smart phone and online ordering and payment apps?

KFC 30 Fill Up - © 2020 KFCKFC offers a 2-meal deal: The $30 Fill-Up is designed to feed a family of four
two generous suppers, saving Mom or Dad from going out twice for
KFC in the same week during the COVID-19 pandemic.

KFC $30 Fill-Up covers 2 meals

KFC has designed a new meal deal meant to cover 2 meals for a family of 4 (see photo, above). The $30 Fill-Up is essentially the $20 Fill-Up, but with an additional dozen Extra Crispy Chicken Tenders or eight pieces of Fried Chicken. The idea is that you’ll only have to venture out into the COVID-19 wasteland once to cover at least 2 family suppers. I think the $30 Fill-Up is enough for two meals for 4, plus snacks and light lunches.

Panera Bread offers deep discount

Panera Bread is offering a $5 discount on any order over $15 at their drive thru now through April 8. Just order through their app for ‘Rapid Pickup’ using the code ‘SAVEFIVE’, and enter your car’s make model and colour in the Special Instructions box. They’ll bring your order out to you.

Pizza Hut offers 3-Topping Pizza deal

The Hut is offering a 3-topping Pizza deal for takeout and delivery. The price is just $9.99 for a Large, and Pizza Hut claims it’s the, “best delivery deal as compared to our other current, nationally-available large 3-topping delivery deals.” You can get it for contactless delivery by checking a special box in the smart phone app, or opt for contactless takeout – or contactless curb service where available.

Burger King fires up Jalapeño Cheddar Bites

BK is now offering a new side: Jalapeño Cheddar Bites. They’re described as thin, crispy shells filled with molten Ceddar and chopped Jalapeño Peppers. The generous-sized Bites come in 4- and 8-piece orders and are available for a limited time at participating locations. If they taste half as good as they look, we’ll be sad to seem them go.

Baskin Robbins gets Summery

Baskin Robbins is featuring Cotton Candy Ice Cream as it’s April flavour of the month. That’s started me thinking of Summer, and parks and beaches and county fairs. Alas! We probably won’t enjoy much of that sort of activity in the coming Summer of COVID-19. At least we can have, literally, a taste of it.

Starbucks extends restricted service

The Premium Coffee giant has announced it will remain ‘Drive Thru Only’ with a restricted menu until May 3 (at least). Other Fast Food chains are also responding with extended service restrictions in the light of recent projections that the COVID-19 crisis will not pass until late summer or fall.

Tim Horton’s débuts new Cadbury Egg Mini Doughnuts

Horton’s has come up with something original for Easter: Cadbury Egg Mini Doughnuts. They’re topped with White Frosting, Green Sprinkles and three Cadbury’s Mini Egg candies, and they’ll be available through April 12 at participating locations.

Krispy Kreme welcomes Spring Minis

KK is now offering cheery, colourful Mini Doughnuts in honour of the arrival of Spring in 16-count boxes (see photo, top of page). Check out the Spring Chick Mini Donut, the  Bunny Bum Mini Donut (not a typo!), and the Flower Mini Donut. Spring Minis will be available for a limited time at participating locations.

Dunkin’s extends free Doughnut Fridays

The free doughnut deal on Fridays was supposed to expire bat the end of March. But Dunkin’s has extended it through to the end of April (at least). To get a free doughnut every Friday, you must be a member of the DD Perks loyalty plan, and your local Dunkin’s must be an already-participating location.

And that’s the skinny…

… On what will be making  some of us fatter over the Easter Holiday, and beyond. See you back here in 7 for another edition of Fast Food Week!

~ Maggie J.