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Fast Food Week: Industry News Roundup

Summer is here – unofficially – and the Fast Food kingdom is declaring its love for the season with a whole flock of limited time come-backs for legacy menu items. And the first Nutella Café is now open in Chicago. We wonder if the concept has the ‘legs’ to become more than a just a passing fancy…

ExtrasMostBestest Pizza - © Popsugar.comThe new ExtraMostBestest Pepperoni Pie from Pizza Hut. Definitely for Pepperoni lovers…

Cheetos launches new extreme flavour…

They’re called Flamin’ Hot Chipotle Ranch Cheetos and they are not for the faint of heart. They premiered at the Sweets and Snacks Expo in Chicago this past May and were not supposed to to appear on store shelves until next month. Anyway… Here they are!

…Doritos comes right back with BBQ/Hot Pepper double whammy

Doritos Heat Wave is now available in all the usual places. It’s a combination of BBQ savorty and Chili heat. Doritos advertises it as, “BBQ first… then Heat”. They say the flavour transitions from one to the other as you chew…

Starbucks rolls out Banana Split Frappuccino

Starbucks just keeps on pumping out new unlikely though unique cold beverages… This time, it’s the Banana Split Frappuccino. It’s on the menu across Asia, and on the secret menu in North America…

Pizza hut brings back Cheesy Bites

The Hut is bringing back its legacy Cheesy Bites Pizza for a limited time. It’s part and parcel of a promotional tie-in with the new summer action movie Spider Man: Homecoming.

Little Caesar’s goes for the ultimate Pie

Little Caesar’s is now serving what it calls its ExtraMostBestest Pie, an upgrade on their Classic Pepperoni, with “80 per cent more Pepperoni and 25 per cent more Cheese”. Taste testers say it tastes the same as the Classic Pepperoni but there’s a lot more bite to it. It’s on the ‘Hot n’ Ready’ menu and costs just a dollar more than the Classic.

Baskin Robbins partners with Twix…

Here’s another Ice Cream / Candy Bar mashup: “Made From Twix Bars” is Baskin Robbins’ Flavour of the Month.

…DQ brings back an old favourite

Dairy Queen is bringing back an old favourite for the summer: Cotton Candy is this month’s Blizzard of the Month.

Nutella Café opens in Chicago

Who’d have thunk that a condiment – especially one condemned as very unhealthy – would merit its own restaurant? The Nutella Café headlines ‘all things Nutella’, including grilled Baguettes with Nutella, fresh-roasted Hazelnut and Blueberry Granola with Yogurt and Nutella, Nutella with waffles, and a variety of baked goods with Nutella. The menu also includes a selection of Paninis and Salads – without Nutella.

~ Maggie J.