Fast Food Week: Quick Service Restaurant And Snacks News!

We all know that spring, itself, is around ‘for a limited time only’, before summer rolls in, in all it’s glory. But this time around, Fast Food Week features a long list of spring specials that will also be gone before BBQ season gets into high gear… And let’s not forget: Mother’s Day is tomorrow!

Birria Quesadilla - © 2022 El Polo LocoThe El Polo Loco Birria Quesadilla: Complete with a ‘rich’ beef consommé for dipping…

Shredded Beef Birria Stuffed Quesadilla

As we mentioned earlier this week, in our post about the renaissance of Birria, El Polo Loco has given the shredded beef stew a boost, adding a Shredded Beef Birria Stuffed Quesadilla for a limited time. Birria, Jack cheese, avocado, onions, and cilantro are piled on a flour tortilla and grilled. It comes with what EPL calls ‘birria consomé’ for dipping.

Chipotle tests Garlic Guajillo Steak

It’s a new entrée consisting of steak flavoured with garlic and guajillo peppers, grilled, and topped with lime juice and cilantro. The official photo shows it served on a bed of White Rice with a side of Guacamole.

Garlic Guajillo Steak - © 2022 Chipotle

You can get it for a limited time at selected locations in Denver, Indianapolis, and Orange County, CA.

For the Heat-And-Eat crowd: Pre-Battered Pogos

MorningStar Farms adds a new Pancake And Sausage On a Stick to its Incogmeasto line (see photo, top of page). Incogmeato menu items feature plant-based meat components. The photo on the package shows what looks like a regular hot dog, surrounded in, “a sweet and fluffy pancake shell.” As with other plant-based meat products, the Pancake And Sausage On A Stick boasts 72 percent less fat than a regular sausage.

Shake Shack pours Bourbon

Not literally, but as a flavouring in a new savoury jam featured on its equally new Bourbon Bacon Cheddar Burger and Bourbon Bacon Cheddar Chicken Sandwich.

Bourbon Bacon Cheddar Sammys - © 2022 - Shake Shack

The Bacon Cheddar Burger is described as a white-cheddar cheeseburger topped with bourbon bacon jam, crispy shallots, and ShackSauce on a toasted bun. The Chicken version drops the shallots and the ShackSauce and adds pickles. At all locations, for a limited time.

Popeye’s heats up its Chicken Sandwich

Popeye’s is spicing up its signature Chicken Sandwich with a new sauce that blends, “creamy herb buttermilk ranch,” with, “zesty and buttery,” Buffalo sauce. The result is the Buffalo Ranch Chicken Sandwich, available for a limited time at participating locations.

Baskin Robins débuts Mother’s Day Flavour

It’s called Breakfast In Bed, and it’s also the Flavour Of The Month. The stuff is composed of buttermilk pancake- and maple syrup-flavored ice creams studded with fluffy pancake pieces, and a blueberry compote swirl.

Tall Stack Ice Cream Cake - © 2022 Baskin Robbins

There’s also the Tall Stack Cake (pictured above) – an ice cream cake made to look like a stack of pancakes, topped with Caramel Praline ‘Syrup’ and a scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream ‘butter’.

7-Eleven pours fruity spring beverages

There are 5 new, limited-time bevs on the convenience store’s menu this summer: Salted Caramel Coffee, Lavender Honeybee Buzz, and three new Slurpees: Brisk Blood Orange (a collab with Brisk Ice Tea), Vitamin Water XXX (with shots of acai berry, pomegranate and blueberry syrup), and Mango Lemonade.

Glazed Pull-Apart Doughnuts back at McDonald’s

It’s a fun thing, and a great play if you like licking your fingers. Looking like a big tan-coloured petunia, it’s actually a ring of 6 plain glazed mini doughnuts arranged around a larger centre sinker.

Pull-Apart Doughnut - © 2022 McDonalds

Available for a limited time across the chain. It’ll fill you up at snack time.

And that’s the skinny…

… On what’s going to be making some of us a little fatter, ‘for a limited time’, over the coming days and weeks. See you back here in 7 for the next edition of Fast Food Week!

~ Maggie J.

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