TnT Pail - © 2022 McDOnald's

Fast Food Week: Quick Service Restaurant and Snacks News!

More Hallowe’en treats and specials on the big menu board this week. Also, some new ‘test’ items for breakfast. Also some old, familiar menu faves back for Fall. And don’t forget limited-time snacks celebrating the start of the new NFL season!

KFC Wraps - © 2022 KFCKFC Chicken Wraps – back (on test?) in Georgia. for a limited time…

KFC brings back Wraps

Once a fave, then discontinued in 2014 for no particular reason, KFC  is reviving Fried Chicken Wraps. They’re initially available in three variations: Classic (with pickles and mayo); Mac & Cheese; and Spicy Slaw. All are based on Extra Crispy Tenders wrapped in flour tortillas. On test (?) in the Atlanta, GA, area for now, at selected locations.

Never Ending Pasta Bowls back at Olive Garden

They’re a Fall tradition, now! You can match Spaghetti, Angel Hair, or Rigatoni pasta with your choice of: Alfredo, Marinara, Meat, Creamy Mushroom, or Five Cheese Marinara.

Never Ending Pasta Bowls - 2022 Olive Garden

Additional toppings – including Crispy Chicken Fritta, Meatballs, and Italian Sausage – are available for a small extra charge. For a limited time, only.

Smashburger launches Wings

It’s a limited time deal, in honour of the start of the new NFL football season. Ask for them in BBQ, BBQ, Scorchin Hot (made with Nashville Hot seasoning), and Garlic Rosemary. They’re regular, bone-in wings, and they come in 6-piece orders with a side of Ranch for dipping.

Kettel Brand also celebrates football season

Kettle is bringing back its special back Buffalo Bleu Potato Chips but this year they’re now regular potato chips instead of crinkle-cut ones.

Buffalo Bleu Chips - © 2022 Kettle Chips

It’s a limited time ‘Tailgate Edition’ in a jumbo bag, perfect for sharing. Heading for all the usual outlets across the U.S. now.

McDonald’s Canada has new Bacon, Egg & Jalapeno Cheddar McMuffin

A zingy way to start your day! The Chicken McMuffin is a standard menu item in Canada. The Jalapeño Cheddar is not. The BEJCM is describd as: a regular McD’s egg, hickory-smoked bacon, creamy jalapeno sauce, and a slice of jalapeno-laced marble cheddar cheese on a toasted English muffin. A ‘plain’ Egg & Jalapeno Cheddar McMuffin is also available. At least for now. This is a limited time offer, so it may be a test…

Reese’s rolls out Big Cups with Puffs

Hallowe’en looming, and production is screaming along on seasonal specialties. Nevertheless, Reese’s is introducing a new Big Cup PB Cup variant stuffed with Reese’s Puffs Cereal.

Reese's Big Cup Puffs - © 2022 Reese's

As you might expect, the new treat won’t actually be released until next month – after Hallowe’en’s dust has settled. It’s a brilliant concept: like other cereal-candy crossovers, it displaces a significant volume of expensive Peanut Butter filling with relatively cheap cereal, while charging a premium price.

Novelty Alert: Hallowe’en T-or-T pails back at McDonald’s

Those plastic trick-or-treat pails are back at McDonald’s. Available in white, green or orange, from October 18 through 31. While supplies last. The question now is – will your kids be going out Trick-or-Treating this year? We had no kids at the door at all last year, though the ‘holiday’ was neither cancelled nor explicitly condoned.

Caramel Cold Brew M&Ms a cool new Fall treat

It was just a matter of time before the fad for Cold Brew coffee invaded the candy space. Chocolate and coffee have long been known as best flavour buddies. Though M&Ms is announcing the green-lighting of the product now, it apparently won’t appear on the shelves until next February…

And that’s the skinny…

… On what’s going to be making some of us a little fatter over the next few weeks. See you back here in 7, for the next edition of Fast Food Week!

~ Maggie J.