Panda Plant Orange Chicken - © 2022 Panda Express

Fast Food Week: Quick Service Restaurant And Snacks News

It’s definitely back to business following the ceremonial end of summer last weekend, over Labour Day. Judging by the flood of new and returning menu items plugged over the past week, competition is just as fierce, if not more so, as it was before COVID…

Wing Stop Chicken Sammy Sell Out - © 2022 Wing StopJust 5 of the 10 flavours of Wing Stop Chicken Sandwiches –
plus original plain. Initial supply sold out in days…

Wing Stop sells out new Chicken Sandwiches

We told you in this space last week that Wing Stop was getting on the crispy deep fried Chicken Breast Sandwich bandwagon. The new WS offering sold out a month’s supply in a matter of 6 days – a mere 2 days at some locations.

The base sammy is virtually identical to the iconic Chick-Fil-A original: chicken breast, pickles and a soft bun. But Wing Stop has a built-in advantage in that it already had a whole tribe of dipping/dredging sauces at the ready.

Popeye’s ‘yes, but’s competition with Fried Chicken deal

There’s been a lot of Fried Chicken action on Food Main Street lately. For a limited time, you can get five pieces of the Louisiana Kitchen’s fried Signature Bone-In Chicken (mixed) for $6.99.

Popeye's 5 pc for $6.99 deal - © 2022 Popeye'ss


The catch is, you have to order using the website or the mobile app, at a particpating location. Folks jumped on the deal back in June when it was offered as part of the chain’s 50th Anniversary celebration.

Panda Express intros new Plant-based Orange Chicken

It’s a limited time collab with Beyond Meats (see photo, top of page). Think Panda’s original Orange Chicken with Beyond Chicken protein. Starting September 26, order a Beyond The Original Orange Chicken bowl when you order online at the regular price using the code ‘BEYONDOC’. You’ll get an additional free bowl with the entrée of your choice at participating locations.

Endless Shrimp is back

At Red Lobster through November 6. Bet some of you at least were watching and waiting… And salivating!

Endless Shrimp - © 2022 Red Lobster

Choose from Parmesan-Bacon Shrimp Scampi, Argentinian Red Shrimp, Shrimp Linguini Alfredo, Walt’s Favourite Shrimp, and Garlic Shrimp Scampi. At participating U.S. and Canadian locations.

Denny’s does 10 All-Day Diner Deals

A special limited-time program for Fall, the 10-item Deals menu includes all-time fave favs. You can choose from among breakfast, lunch and dinner classics. Prices ranging from just $5.99 to $10.59 make this a don’t miss event for folks whop love big plates of stick-to-the-ribs American Food.

White Castle serves up new Sliders

The new 1921 Ghost Slider and 1921 BBQ Bacon Slider are new takes on the limited-time variants of the 1921 Slider rolled out 4 months back.

1921 Sliders - © 2022 White Castle

The Ghost features grilled caramelized onions, a slice of ghost pepper jack cheese, a Roma tomato slice, lettuce, and pickles. The BBQ Bacon Slider gets a lettuce, pickles, a slice of Roma tomato, grilled caramelized onions, bacon, a smoked cheddar cheese slice, and Sweet Baby Ray’s Honey BBQ Sauce. Until November 27.

Shake Shack does BOGO this weekend

A shame that we didn’t hear of this one early enough to include it in last week’s Fast Food Week. But you can still get in on the savings and stuffings until closing tomorrow. They call it the BURGERBUDS promo, and you get a second ShackBurger free when ordering online from the website or mobile app using the code: ‘BURGERBUDS’. The ShackBurger is All-Angus Beef, topped by American (Processed) cheese, lettuce, tomato, and ShackSauce on a toasted potato bun.

Krispy Kreme rolls out Churro-Themed collection

KK has unveiled a new collection of serrated sinkers including: Cinnamon Sugar, Cookies and Creme, and Dulce De Lèche.

Churro Doughnuts - © 2022 Krispy Kreme

You can get singles, of course, or three-packs of the same flavour. It’s a truly new twist on the doughnut, and one a lot of folks will want to try. For a limited time, only.

And that’s the skinny…

… On what’s going to be making some of us a little fatter through the Fall of 2022. See you back here in 7 for the next edition of the crème de la crème of the latest Fast Food and Snack world announcements, here at Fast Food Week.

~ Maggie J.