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Fast Food Week: Quick Serve Resto And Snacks News

After Black Friday, Gift item marketing generally shifts to ‘last minute gifts’ and ‘stocking stuffers’. Check out the date on this post; Black Friday was just yesterday, and already a whole passel of the aforementioned novelty gifts has appeared. Of course, the big chains are still announcing Holiday specials…

Horton's 2020 Holiday Specials - © 2020 Tim Horton'sJust a sample of the elegant, enticing specials on the menu for the Holidays at Tim’s…

McDonald’s brings back BOGO for the holidays…

For a limited time you can get two McDonald’s regular-menu mains for the regulare4 price and get a second item from the list for just a dollar more. Mix and match from among: the Quarter Pounder with Cheese, the Big Mac, the Filet-o-Fish or the 10-piece Chicken McNuggets. Second item must be of equal or lesser value.

… And Mobile app deals

McD’s limited-time mobile app deals include: a Free sandwich (your choice of either a Sausage McMuffin with Egg, a McChicken, or a Cheeseburger) for first-time app users through December 27, 2020; $1 Large Fries; Free Medium Fries with purchase of $1 or more; $0.99 for any size of Hot or Iced Drip Coffee. All Mobile app deals good through December 27, 2020

Tim’s reveals 2020 Chrismas Season specials

Tim Hortons has launched its 2020 Christmas season specials menu, headlined by: Peppermint Hot Chocolate; a Peppermint Mocha Latte (available hot or cold): a new Peppermint Mocha Cold Brew; and a new Peppermint Dream Donut. Available through the Holidays…

Pizza Hut UK serves up Gravy Pies

Based on something I’ve been seeing here, there and everywhere this past week, it appears that Christmas this year – at least in the UK, is all about the Gravy. We told you about a new UK Gravy Boat Fried Chicken Sandwich in a recent post and now Pizza Hut UK is floating (literally) a seasonal-special Pie that uses Gravy as a base, topped with Shredded Rotisserie Chicken, Crispy Bacon and Sage & Onion Stuffing. The Christmas Pizza is available now at Pizza Hut UK delivery locations while supplies last.

Snack Treat ‘Kits’ make great gifts…

Hershey’s had launched a new S’Mores Holiday kit featuring: two mugs, Hershey’s Milk Chocolate, Marshmallows, and Four graham crackers; enough to make two S’Mores without leaving any leftover ingredients you won’t use in any other recipes.

… OREOs and Reese’s follow suit

OREOs and Reese’s are also well-known for their seasonal creative specials and novelties. OREOs’ Holiday Milk Shake kit is available at for ‘just’ $15.98. Reese’s Mug Cake kits include souvenir China Mugs, bake up in the mugs in about 2 minutes, and are available in stores. They’re also available in Hershey’s Kisses flavour.

Novelty Alert! Mountain Dew débuts ‘Can Pump’

The Mountain Dew’s test kitchen and marketing department have been exercising their hyper-active imaginations lately, bringing out a number pf new novelty ideas ‘just in  time for the Holidays. One of their best is a new ‘Can Pump’, designed to re-pressurize opened Soda cans to preserve the fizz. It comes in a variety of other brand-design-decorated variations, too, if your allegiances vary. The Fizz Keeper is available at Walmart’s website for (US)$10.40.

And that’s the skinny…

… On some of my fave Fast Food and Snacks-oriented Holiday novelties and menu specials. See you back here in 7 for the next edition of Fast Food Week!

~ Maggie J.