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Fast Food Week: Quick Service Resto And Snacks News!

Once again, it’s snacks that dominate the Fast Food news this week. And that’s likely to be the prevailing trend as U.S. jurisdictions which played with re-opening restaurants for dine-in service over the past couple of weeks discover that COVID-019 cases have shot up sharply as a result…

Tim Horton's Dream Donuts - © Tim Horton'sHorton’s Dream Donuts: “An elevated line of handcrafted, decadent
donuts,” only for a limited time this summer…

Subway deep-sixes Beef, Chicken items…

Subway, the guys who used to disappoint with Meat and Cheese sliced thin enough to read through, is discontinuing its Roast Beef and Rotisserie Chicken menu selections as a result of recent supply shortages due to COIVD-19 outbreaks at major U.S. meat processing plants. No idea when, or even if, they’ll come back. But Subway says it will be replacing the discontinued items with new offerings soon.

… Serves up Dessert Sub for summer

Subway is continuing what could be described as a self-initiated renaissance with the addition of a new summer Dessert Sub: The Chocolate & Raspberry Sandwich. It’s basically the chain’s regular bread plain Bread filled with a smooth Chocolate whip that will remind you of Nutella in Texture) and fresh Raspberries. The perfect summer treat, right? Alas, you can only get in Japan for now…

Healthy Crunch snacks migrate, spotlight summer features

Healthy Crunch snacks are coming to the U.S. and spotlighting some special summer menu items: HC Instant Lattés are the only dairy-free instant latte options in the market; HC Seed Butters are the first keto-certified, allergen-friendly spreads; HC Granola BarsHealthy Crunch is excited to launch School Approved Granola Bars that are allergen-friendly, peanut-free, gluten-free, vegan, Non-GMO Project Verified, low sugar with only 2 grams of sugar per bar, high in fibers, contains 1 serving of fruits and vegetables and 1 Billion Active Probiotics per bar. See the full line of Canadian-made Healthy Crunch products at at www.HealthyCrunch.com and on Amazon.

Tim Horton’s launching new ‘Dream Donuts’

TH’s is adding three varieties of what it calls ‘Dream Donuts’ to its line at participating locations for an unspecified limited time. Officially describd as, “an elevated line of handcrafted, decadent donuts,” they include: an OREO Cookie Dream; a Chocolate Truffle Dream; and a Strawberry Confetti Dream. They’re also adding new Iced Cold Brew and Vanilla Cream Cold Brew for summer.

Krispy Kreme rolls out new Minis and Bites

You’ll be able to get new KK Donut Bites – what other Doughnut pushers call ‘Doughnut Holes’ – (Original Glazed, Chocolate, and Apple Cinnamon in 5-count sleeves; 5 sleeves per box); and Mini Crullers (Original Glazed and Blueberry in two-count sleeves, 4 sleeves per box) exclusively at Walmart stores and online at grocery.walmart.com across the U.S. by July 20.

Costco adds Frozen Yogurt treats for summer

No that’s not the usual low-Fat Frozen Yogurt in those clear plastic cups. That’s been available at Costco Food Courts for some time, now. But for summer they’re also offering Soft Serve Ice Cream Cones (Waffle Cones at some locations) as well as Strawberry and Chocolate Soft Serve Sundaes.

Panera floats summer Coffee deal

Just sign up for the MyPanera+Coffee deal by July 4 and receive free any size Hot Drip coffee, Hot Tea, or Iced Coffee once every two hours until Labour Day. The subscription deal norm ally costs (US)$8.99 per month, but Panera is waiving he subscription through Labour Day. They really, really want you to come back after the pandemic is over, and they want to be your go to Coffee source.

Novelty Alert: Ballpark Peanuts overfloweth!

Something I hadn’t thought about… Without a summer Baseball season (yet?), billions of packs of Ballpark Peanuts (see photo, top of page) are just sitting, waiting for someone to figure out what to do with them.

According to a New York Times story, most of the 2.3 million pounds of in-shell peanuts consumed during a typical baseball season are languishing in cold storage. That’s because they’re last year’s crop, harvested late last year, and finished processing and packaging just when the COVID-19 pandemic lock down was mandated.

Make them into peanut butter? Nope. Wrong variety of goober; these ones are bred specially for stadium crunching. Maybe the vendors will have to drop prices from the usual, usurious (US)$4 or $5 per pack when the proposed truncated season finally starts, just to clear out the massive overstock…

And that’s the skinny…

… On what threatens to make us all fatter over the coming days and weeks. See you back her in 7 for the nest edition of Fast Food Week!

~ Maggie J.

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