S'Mores Cone - © 2024 - Ben & Jerry's

Fast Food Week: Quick Service Restaurant And Snacks News!

It’s mainly ‘mains’ this week. With a healthy showing of snacks. There are token sides and novelties, but not a beverage in sight to wash them down with. Is the Fast Food sphere in a sort of ‘calm before the Easter storm’?

Hardee’s Philly Cheesesteak breakfast wrap and burger…

And, now… Your weekly ‘sin-food’ news rundown:


Philly Cheesesteak is back at Hardee’s

It shows up in both a Burger and a breakfast wrap. The Cheesesteak ‘component’ consists of, ‘thin-sliced ribeye, fire-roasted onions and peppers [and] cheese’. It goes with folded eggs in the wrap, and on top of a regular burger patty, with mayo, in the sandwich. For a limited time. Hint: They sold out fast last year when they first appeared.

Panko Breaded Fish Sandwich back at Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s

Better late than  never… The Panko Breaded Fish Sandwich is back at Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s for Lent.

Panco Breaded Fish - © 2024 - Hardee's

The pre-Easter tradition features a panko-breaded fish filet, topped with lettuce and tartar sauce, on a toasted bun. Simple and elegant…

Jack In The Box brings back $5 Jack Pack

The Jack Pack is back! The Pack includes your choice of a Jr. Jumbo Jack Cheeseburger or a Chicken Sandwich; a Taco; Curly Fries, and a value-sized drink. Available now, for a limited time, at participating locations across the chain.

Little Caesar’s features 2-Topping Large for $7

It’s a really good deal… A Large pie, with sauce, cheese and 2 toppings of your choice. For just $7.

2-Topping Large - © 2024 - Little Caesar's

It normally costs anywhere from $10 to $13, depending where you live. And it’s here from now through St. Patrick’s Day.


Hidden Valley squeezes out new Cheesy Ranch

Subtitled ‘Great For Dipping! It’s a definite departure from previous Hidden Valley variations. Meanwhile…

6 New Flavours - © 2024 - Hidden Valley

There are also 6 new flavours of regular Hidden Valley Ranch: Garlic; Nashville Hot; Creamy Jalapeno; Spicy Hot Honey; Green Goddess; and Parmesan Ranch.


Ben & Jerry’s intros S’Mores Cone

You know summer is coming when confectioners start rolling out their s’mores spin-offs. Ben & Jerry’s, the premium ice cream icon, is offering a new S.Mores Cone you can specify when ordering any of their ice cream floavours. It’s a waffle cone that stands in for the traditional s’mores Graham Cracker. And it’s dipped in chocolate to complete the effect.

Dirt Cake OREOs are now a ‘thing’

The latest ‘flavour’ variation from OREOs is Dirt Cake. That’s tight. On one hand, we wonder what they were thinking. On the other, we wonder what took them so long.

Dirt Cake OREOs - © 2024 - Nabisco

As you probably know, Dirt Cake is a sort of trifle featuring crushed chocolate wafer cookies – which resemble dirt – custard and gummy worms. OREOs Dirt Cake is a grassroots favourite. The Cookie features special ‘Dirt Cake’ cream.

Reeses’ Peanut Butter Mini Eggs arrive for Easter

Peanut Butter Mini Eggs Unwrapped are just one of 10 new treats the company is blasting out this Easter. They come in n 8 oz. / 225 g  stand-up, resealable pouch. Helps you share. And resist the temptation to eat the whole bag at once. Now appearing at all the usual supermarket candy aisles, across the land.


Macca’s intros 2 new McMuffins

McDonald’s Australia is introducing two new McMuffins: The Chicken and the Chicken and Bacon. And you thought it was hard enough to choose between sausage and bacon.

Chicken McMuffin - © 2024 - McDonald's Australia

“Following the success on the New Zealand menu, we’re thrilled to be bringing the Chicken McMuffin range to our customers. Our friends over the ditch loved it and we hope our customers do too!” They’re made with ingredients already in the McD’s breakfast pantry. So… When do we get them here, in North America?

And that’s the skinny…

… On what’s going to be making some of us a little less swimsuit-worthy over the coming days and weeks. Believe it or not, Summer is coming! See you back here in 7 for the next slowly thawing edition of Fast Food Week!

~ Maggie J.