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Fast Food Week: Quick Service Resto And Snacks News…

It appears that the COVID-19 pandemic will be disrupting our lives at least into the summer. The good news is, many Quick Service Restos (QSRs) are managing to stay open on a take-out/delivery basis, and many of those are offering great deals to keep you coming back…

CFA Family Meal - © 2020 Chick-Fil-A Chick-Fil-A Nuggets (30 count): One of three entrée choices for
the Chick-Fil-A Family Meal Deal. Choose from three sides
as well, and get a Gallon of Tea to wash it all down…

The Colonel goes big while you stay home

What could be easier or more fun to nibble on while binge watching Netflix? KFC is offering a huge 70-piece bucket of its crispy Popcorn Chicken  Nuggets with your choice of dipping sauces including Ranch, Honey Mustard, and Buffalo – for just $10. It might even save you the trouble of going out a second time for KFC in the same week – if there are any leftovers!

Panda Express goes to Favourites Only menu

In an effort to help their employees stay safe and healthy, and withstand more intense shifts (due to a spike in takeout orders), Panda Express has truncated their menu to about a dozen of their most-ordered items and introduced contactless service. The new limited menu looks like this: Original Orange Chicken, Broccoli Beef, Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Kung Pao Chicken, Mushroom Chicken, Honey Walnut Shrimp, Sweetfire Chicken Breast, Firecracker Shrimp, and new Black Pepper Angus Steak.

White Castle feeds frontline workers

The Burger chain famous for their sliders-by-the-bag is offering free meals for healthcare workers and EMTs from now until April 30. Just pull up to the WC drive thru and show your workplace ID, then order any of the regular Combo Meals (numbers 1 through 6) or a Breakfast Combo, any day of the week. The Castle is also shipping Crave Case Sliders (30 Sliders per suitcase-style box) to hospitals to feed workers on duty.

Chick-Fil-A rolls out new Family Meals…

CFA is now offering new Family Meals, perfect for a stay-home supper for your family. Entrée choices include: 30-count Chick-fil-A Nuggets, Four Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwiches, or Four Spicy Chicken Sandwiches. Side choices include: Four Medium Waffle Potato Fries, Four Medium Mac & Cheeses, or Four Chocolate Chunk Cookies. The deal is now on at 800 CFA locations across the chain. Check the CFA app to see if your local is one of them.

… Keeps it clean at drive-thrus

If you’ve been craving a Chick-Fil-A hit but were wondering if it was safe to do the drive-thru, rest easy. The chain is installing employee hand wash stations at each of its stores to ensure your continued good health – and theirs. Employees taking and fulfilling orders must wash their hands every 30 minutes, or every time they come in contact with cash.

Dairy Queen launches new Chicken Basket

DQ’s Chicken & Biscuits Basket gets you 4 crispy-fried Chicken Strips, Fries, 7 Mini Biscuits, and a choice of dipping sauce. A great quencher for those with big (no, HUGE) appetites, or the perfect share for 2. DQ is also introducing a new Cotton Candy Dipped Cone, and its Blizzard flavour of the month is Brownie Dough.

Burger King reprises the Big King XL

BK is bringing back its Big King XL for a limited time. It’s basically a Whopper with 2 quarter-pound Patties, several slices of American (Processed) Cheese, sliced Onions, Pickles, Lettuce, and special Stacker sauce, on a Sesame Seed Bun. One with fries and a diet beverage is all you need to eat today.

The Bell turns up the heat

Taco Bell has been testing a new Flamin’ Hot Doritos Locos Taco. It’s a regular Taco in a Flamin’ Hot Doritos red shell. Look for this new menu item across the chain starting April 16.

Hot Pockets do breakfast with Pancakes

For the heat-and-eat crowd, Hot Pockets has just rolled out a new frozen breakfast-oriented wrap-type sandwich. The Pancake Crust Stuffed with Bacon, Egg, & Cheese is just what it says. I’d love to know how they get the fillings inside the seamless Pancake!


Check out the websites for all your fave restos to see what kind of lock down deals they’re offering right now. Those that are still open would love to hear from you!

And that’s the skinny…

… On what will be making some of us fatter in spite of the Covid-19 stay home order. See you back here in 7 for the next edition of Fast Food Week!

~ Maggie J.