BK's new Crispy Chicken Sandwich - Detail - © 2017 Burger King

Fast Food Week: Industry News Review

This week, we’re in for more of the same, for the most part. But there are a few really different items to showcase!We’re expanding our news window to include chips and candy just because we just couldn’t let some of those announcements go by without telling you about them…

BK's new Crispy Chicken Sandwich - © 2017 Burger KingBurger King’s new, improved Crispy Chicken  Sandwich. A little smaller
than the original,
but juicer, tastier and crisper, BK says.

Hostess brings Twinkie Cappuccino to Corner Stores…

Hostess has crashed the Coffee niche with an add-in for your Java-to-go. Look for Twinkie Cappuccino Shots dispensers at participating convenience stores soon. Flavours include Hot Milk, Sponge Cake, and a Hint of Coffee. The innovation is a partnership with Kerry Foods, an established master of dispenser technology.

Frito Lay launches 9 new snacks

The new treats range from Ruffles and Doritos to Smartfood Popcorn and Sun Chips and feature some interesting new flavours:

  • Flamin’ Hot Ruffles
  • Jalapeno Ranch Ruffles (not to be mistaken with Kickin’ Jalapeno Ranch Ruffles Ultimate) Potato Chips
  • White Cheddar Jalapeno Simply Cheetos Puffs
  • Lightly Salted Barbecue Lay’s Potato Chips
  • Roasted Garlic & Ranch Oven Baked Ruffles Potato Chips
  • White Cheddar Simply Organic Doritos Tortilla Chips
  • Spring Herb & Parmesan Veggie Harvest Sun Chips
  • Olive Oil & Herbs Lightly Salted Kettle Cooked Lay’s Potato Chips
  • Parmesan Garlic Smartfood Popcorn
There must be something there to appeal to every taste. Right?

Reese’s stuffs Chocolate Cookie Bits into PB Cups…

Reese’s is stuffing Chocolate Cookie chunks into its Peanut Butter Cups. It’s not the first time they’ve fooled around with their signature, iconic Cups. Last year they did a Reese’s Pieces stuffed Cup and before that, they did an Oreo Flavour Cup. Cup fans owe themselves a taste of the new Chocolate Cookie version!

McD’s testing Buttermilk Fried Chicken Tenders in North Carolina

Mayberry Country is a legendary hotbed of Fried Chicken lovers, so McDonald’s gave them the first taste of its new Buttermilk Crispy Fried Chicken Tenders. They sure look good! They’re made without artificial flavors, colors, preservatives, or MSG. I hope they make these available at more than just the 138 locations in the Charlotte, NC, area where the test is taking place.

BK goes back to basics for New Crispy Chicken Sandwich

BK says it went ‘back to the drawing board’ to crate its new Crispy Chicken Sandwich. The new Sandwich features a soft, airy Potato Bun and the fillet is described as slightly smaller than the former Crispy Chicken, but juicer and Crispier, thanks to a new marinade and a new coating. The Crispy Chicken Sandwich still comes with with Lettuce, Tomato, and Mayo.

Taco Bell tests Folded Quesadilla Stackers

The new Stacker gets its name from the way they make the thing: a regular Quesadilla, folded up into a ‘stack’ of layers,that’s touted as convenient for eating by hand. The Quesadilla, itself, is filles with the chain’s signature ground beef along with a 3-cheese blend and warm nacho cheese sauce. It appears there is also come Pepperjack Cheese and a creamy Jalapeño Sauce in there.

That’s all for this week! See you in seven…

~ Maggie J.