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Fast Food Week: Quick Service Restaurant and Snacks News

I swear the FF giants are in cahoots about what they offer, and when. This week, it’s been a tsunami of snacks! But there’s also a new celeb Pizza from The Hut, a new ‘NY’ pie from Domino’s, a new Sub from Firehouse and free fries Fridays from Wendy’s…

Keith Lee Pizza - © 2024 - Pizza HutKeith and Ronni Lee: With FamiLEE Community Pizzas…

The rundown…

Now, your anxiously-awaited survey of the top Fast Food shout-outs from the week just ending…


Keith Lee and Pizza Hut ‘do community service’

Former MMA wrestler, now influential online food critic, Keith Lee has joined Pizza Hut in rolling out a new tribute pizza. The FamiLEE pie features his brood’s fave toppings – bacon and pepperoni – on a hand-tossed crust. It’s the centrepiece of a new charity drive to benefit Lee’s alma mater, Southfield (Michigan) Arts and Technical High School, and his wife’s, Oak Hills. The Lees are personally donating $50,000…

BBQ Cuban Sub back at the Firehouse

Firehouse Subs is bringing back its popular BBQ Cuban sandwich in a Sub (non-pressed) format. The BBQ Cuban Sub features smoked pulled pork, honey ham, Swiss cheese…

BBQ Cuban Sub - © 2023 - 2¢ Chick - via YouTube

… sweet & smoky chipotle slaw, spicy pickle chips, mayo, and a golden mustard BBQ sauce. Definitely a Sweet spicy theme. A nice change from the usual Fast Food BBQ hot-and-spicy flavour profile.

Domino’s delivers NY Style Crust

Finally! For the first time, Domino’s is offering what it calls a classic New York-style thin crust. The new New York Style Pizza features an authentic hand-stretched thin crust, made from fresh, never frozen dough. It’s described as, “perfectly foldable offering a perfect balance of sauce, cheese, and crust in every bite.” This new offering replaces the Brooklyn Style Pizza on the regular menu.


Wendy’s dishes Free Fries Fridays

Wendy’s is offering free Fries every Friday now through the end of this year. But you have to be a Rewards member. Again. All these pushy promos trying to get me to sign up for Rewards are giving me ‘deal fatigue’. Like many folks, I will never sign up for a loyalty program. And I feel left out – even forgotten – by Fast Food joints who ditch regular ‘for everybody’ deals in favour of ‘members only’ offers. Nevertheless… The deal is good for any size of Hot and Crispy Fries. Available on any mobile order or in person by loading the offer before scanning your phone at the register.


Jack In The Box reprises Pineapple Express Shake

JITB revives a classic summer favourite: the Pineapple Express Shake. It’s regular vanilla shake base whipped with pineapple syrup,  topped with whipped cream and crowned with a Maraschino Cherry. There’s also a Pineapple Express Red Bull Infusion, featuring Red Bull Yellow Edition energy drink spiked with Pineapple Syrup and poured over ice.


PB Cups ‘in shape’ for Olympics

In honour of the upcoming Summer Olympics, in Paris, Hershey’s is issuing limited-edition ‘medal’ shaped chocolate-covered peanut butter-filled treats. Sort of PB Cups from a parallel dimension.

Reese's Medals - © 2024 - Hershey Co.

Reese’s Medals are Reese’s first-ever seasonal shape for the summer. They’re meant to spotlight Hershey’s longstanding partnership with Team USA.

Doritos, DEW partner on Blast Chips

It’s the first ever Baja Blast-inspired chip. It’s from Doritos. And it’s a ‘hot’ commodity 9n every sense of the term. Literally. Doritos Baja Fiery Mango is a limited-time offering, described as spice-packed and tangy. It’s part of the gala Baja Blast 20th anniversary celebration. Doritos Baja Fiery Mango will hit store shelves across the US beginning April 28.

Jollybee brings back Ube Pie

It’s the purple passion that’s unique to the Philippines – and to Jollybee in North America. The upstart chain is also adding two new chicken sandwiches…

Ube Pie - © 2024 - Jollybee

Bacon and Cheese Chicken; and Aloha Chicken. The pie and the sandwiches are all are available for a limited time – but a good, long time: until the end of the year!

General Mills  bakes up CTC snacking ‘waffles’

Another variant on Cinnamon Toast Crunch! This time it’s a dual-duty format: bowlable with milk, and prefect for popping in front of the screen. Cinnamon Toast Crunch Waffles are plump little bites, infused with ‘real maple flavour’, and dusted with signature Cinnadust dredge.

Kellogg’s ships Chocolatey PB Rice Krispies Treats

It’s about time! I’ve been aware of – and have made – home-hack (i.e.- original!) Peanut Butter Rice Crispies Treats for years.


Now, you can get ’em ready-made by the master. And these new ‘factory’ bars have an added dimension of scrumptiousness: a layer of chocolate on the bottom. The perfect sweet, crunchy bite…

Little Debbie does Birthday Cake

Birthday Cake Cream Pies, to be precise. Two plump, chewy, cakey cookies bracket a big dollop of Birthday Cake-flavoured cream. Look for them in boxes of 8 individually-wrapped cakes, at all the usual stores where you find Little Debbie’s stuff…


Wear a hockey sweater Monday and get BOGO

It’s a Chipotle’s promo, and it’s simple: Show up wearing ANY hockey jersey after 3 pm. on Monday, April 22, buy one entrée at the regular price, and get a second free.

Hockey Sweater - © 2024 - Chipotle

Chipotle’s is a supporter of the NHL (National Hockey League), the USA Hockey Youth National Championships, US National Teams and National Junior Teams. At participating locations across the US and Canada.

And that’s the skinny…

… On what will be making some of us more susceptible to sweating in the pre-summer days and weeks to come. See you back here in 7 for the next tantalizing edition of Fast Food Week!

~ Maggie J.