Mini Cinnis - © 2023 Jack In The Box

Fast Food Week: Quick Service Restaurant and Snacks News!

Sorry ‘sides’ fans: No sides on our best-of-the-best rundown this week… But we have 5 great Mains and 7 extraordinary Snacks and Beverages for you. And for you Jerky fans out there, we’re delighted to announce the return of Jack’s Links’ Big Bag O Beef…

Winter Sliders and Nibblers - © 2023 White CastleWhite Castle is bringing back its Sloppy Joe Sliders and Mac & Cheese Nibblers.


White Castle reprises winter faves

White Castle is bringing back its Sloppy Joe Sliders and Mac & Cheese Nibblers for an extended run now through February 4, 2024. The Sliders are available in Classic, Smoky and Spicy versions, as singles or in 6-packs. The Nibblers are simply chunks of Mac and Cheese coated in a crispy batter and deep-fried. They come in 5-, 10- and 20-piece orders.

Jack In The Box offers Christmas Deals

That’s a full 24 days of Holiday specials, available now through December 24. Call it an Advent Calendar on a menu! They’re calling it ‘Jackmas’, and its available to Rewards members as a special offer every day via their app. One condition: You must make a purchase of $1 or more from the regular menu to qualify.

Arby’s beefs up $4 or Less deal

The guys who boast they ‘Have The Meats’ are beefing up their current ‘Classics for $4 or Less’ deal adding their Double Roast Beef Sandwich ($4) to the list.

Classics Under $4 - © 2023 Arby's

Also available are: the Classic Beef ‘N Cheddar for $3, the 4-piece Mozzarella Sticks for $2, a Small Curly Fries for $1, and a Small Fountain Drink for $1.

Jack In The Box brings back Breakfast Bagels

JITB is reprising its Breakfast Bagels for a limited time. The Stacked Bagel comes with grilled sausage patties, fresh-cracked eggs, ham slices, and American (Processed) cheese. The Egg & Cheese Bagel has a fresh-cracked and American (Processed) cheese. You can get 2 of the latter for $4.

SONIC Almost gives away Coney Dogs

Count on SONIC to come up with a really eye-popping deal. For a limited time, at participating locations, you can get SONIC’s Footlong Quarter Pound Coney Dog for just $1.99. It’s a grilled footlong dog topped with chili and melted cheddar cheese. Hot dog fans will already be ooh-ing and aaw-ing! $199 is approximately half-price, depending on where you live…

Snacks & Beverages

Subway brings back Foot-long Cookies

Monday, December 4 is National Cookie Day, and Subway is bringing back its elusive Foot-long Chocolate Chip Cookies to celebrate. But you’ll have to attend one of just a few select locations (in Chicago, Dallas, Miami, and New York), where they’re planning ‘Cookieway’ popups.

Footlong Cookies - © 2023 Subway

“[O]ur guests will get a sneak peek of an even better footlong cookie: thick, gooey, packed with chocolate chips and served warm – right out of the oven,” says Paul Fabre, Senior Vice President, Culinary and Innovation at Subway. The Cookie will become a permanent menu item early in the new year…

Krispy Kreme brings back its $1 Dozens deal

KK’s annual Day of Dozens falls on December 12 this year. On that day alone you can get a dozen Original Glazed Doughnuts for a dollar. One catch: You have to purchase any dozen at the regular price in-shop, at the drive-thru, or online for pick-up or delivery.

Starbuck’s whips up Holiday Cold Foams

They’re described as flavoured toppers made with Starbuck’s signature Vanilla Cream which you can add to any cold beverage (at slight additional charge) at all locations across the US and Canada. Try all 4 flavours: Peppermint Chocolate, Sugar Cookie, Chestnut Praline or Caramel Brulée.

Shake Shack parties with Trolls

The Shack is featuring a limited-time special: 3 new shakes to mark the premiere of the new Trolls Band Together movie.

Trolls Movie - © 2023 Shake Shack

Choose from Poppy’s Sugar Cookie Shake, Branch’s Chocolate Peppermint Shake. Available for a limited time, at participating Shacks US-wide.

Jack In The Box adds Mini Cinnis

They’re bite-sized Cinnamon buns. And what better time to launch them than the Holidays? Get ’em hot and drippy in 5- and 10-piece orders. JITB offers broader ‘Minis’ menu, including Mini Churros and Tiny Tacos…

Jimmy John’s rolls out Peppermint Chocolate Cookies

They’re pretty, and chocolately, and aimed squarely at you holiday season palate.  And they available now through December 22, 2023, while supplies last. It’s described as a chocolate and peppermint swirl cookie embedded with pieces of candy cane. Chewy, crunchy and zippy, all at the same time.

Dairy Queen declares Blizzards of the Month

Frosted Sugar Cookie and Candy Cane Chill are dual Blizzard of the Month flavours for December. The Frosted Sugar Cookie Blizzard starts with Dairy Queen’s signature vanilla soft serve, blending in soft sugar cookie pieces, icing, and sprinkles.

December Blizzards - © 2023 Dairy Queen

It’s back from last year. The Candy Cane Chill Blizzard is also based on vanilla soft serve, mixed with candy cane pieces and chocolaty chunks.

Novelty Alerts

Tasty Bites premieres Curry Lip Balm

Tasty Bites has popularized dry spice blends that let you make zippy Asian dishes at home in no time, with little fuss. Now, they’re celebrating the overwhelming popularity of Curries with a selection of spicy Lip Balms. Get them in Tikka Masala, Vindaloo, or Hot & Spicy varieties, via, while supplies last. I guess the idea is, it’ll keep your lips warm during cold winter outings…

Jack’s Links brings back 10 lb. Bag-o-Jerky

Jack’s styles itself the go-to Jerky source if America. And it goes to great lengths to support that claim. One popular stunt in its repertoire is the 10 lb. / 4.5 kilo bag of Beef Jerky.

Big Bag O Beef - © 2023 Jack's Links

And this year, they’re including a special gift-wrapping kit. Order via the dedicated website. But don’t dawdle. The Big Bags ‘O Beef sold out in 15 minutes last year.

And that’s the skinny…

… On that’s going to be making some of us a little thicker over the coming Holidays. See you back here in 7 for the next amazing installment of Fast Food Week!

~ Maggie J.