Arbys Classic - © Arbys

Fast Food Week: Quick Service Restaurant And Snacks News!

Pizzas, Tacos, wings and roast beef sandwiches lead the way this week. Snacks news includes baked goods, doughnuts, potato chips and cashews. All in all, a great midsummer refresh for the ever-changing fast food landscape. Watch for the début of fall specials anytime now!

M&Ms Doughnuts - © 2023 Krispy KremeKrispy Kreme M&Ms doughnuts.

Arby’s reprises $1, $2, $3 Classics deal

Arby’s is bringing back its popular $1, $2, $3 Classics deals now through July 30. It’s an online only deal available through participating locations. The deal includes: Small Curly Fries for $1; Regular Jamocha Shake for $2; Classic Roast Beef for $2; 4-piece Mozzarella Sticks for $2; and Classic French Dip & Swiss for $3. The deal is available only via the Arby’s app or the website.

Pizza Hut testing Hot Honey Pizza and Wings

The Hut is test marketing new Hot Honey Pizza and Honey Wings. It’s the first appearance for the new Hut flavour and it’s available now in only two places: Dallas and Cleveland.

Hot Honey Pizza - © 2023 Pizza Hut

“Think of your favorite crust, smothered in Pizza Hut’s tried-and-true marinara sauce, topped with a generous layer of cheese, classic pepperonis, and an exciting addition of crispy cupped pepperonis,” the official announcement teases. “All topped with a drizzle of Pizza Hut’s signature Hot Honey — made with real honey infused with chili peppers — taking this pizza to a whole new level of deliciousness.”

Del Taco crafts Freshly Grilled Chicken Taco Packs

DT is offering three Taco Packs featuring its freshly Grilled Chicken. There’s a $5 Roller Pack, a $6 Stuffed Quesadilla Taco Pack, and a $7 triple Chicken Taco Pack.

Grilled Chicken Taco Packs - © 2023 Del Taco

Something for all appetites. All come with appropriate sauces and a small fountain drink.

7-Eleven blasts out Korean BBQ Wings

They’re ‘boneless’ wings (i.e.- chunks of chicken white meat) drenched in a, “savory and sweet soy, garlic and pepper glaze.” Available at at participating 7-Eleven, Speedway, and Stripes stores. For a limited time. At least until July 29, we presume. That’s National Chicken Wing Day!

McDonald’s dumps McCafé Bakery line

McD’s says it’s following feedback from customers, discontinuing the McCafé bakery line.I guess it just wasn’t selling.

McCafe Bakery Items - © 2023 McDonalds

There’s a rumour that Krispy Kreme Doughnuts may replace the departing Apple Fritter, Blueberry Muffin, and Cinnamon Roll. The Bakery Line was only added to the menu in 2020.

Lay’s Potato patent struck down in India

Lay’s, the unofficial king of mass-market potato chips, uses a specially-bred potato for its chips – the FC5. And it contracts with selected growers all over the world to produce them. But it recently lost a battle in India to maintain its patent. You can’t patent seed varieties on the subcontinent. Introduced in 2009, the FC5 potato is considered superior to other varieties for its moisture content, which makes it easier to produce crunchy snacks.

Planter’s offers new Cashew flavours

Planter’s – the nut people – have launched three new varieties of flavoured cashews: Cinnamon and Brown Sugar, Dill Pickle, and Rosemary and Sea Salt.

Flavoured Cashews - © 2023 Planters

They’re being deployed to retailers now, and can also be ordered online via Amazon.

Krispy Kreme and M&Ms partner for new doughnuts

KK is launching a quartet of M&Ms themed doughnuts – for a limited time, of course. (See photo below intro.) They come stuffed, topped, sprinkled and drizzled. and they’re available at participating KK outlets across the U.S.

And that’s the skinny…

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

~ Maggie J.