Fast Food Week: Quick Service Restaurant And Snacks News!

It’s mid-summer special offer time! National Wing Day leads the way today, with deals at virtually all wing vendors. And National Guacamole Day follows up July 31, with just as many attention-getters…

Free Guac - © 2023 Chipotle

BWW offers free wings for Wing Day

Today is National Wing Day! And Buffalo Wild Wings has a treat for you. You must make a minimum $10 dine-in purchase today to qualify. But you get six free boneless or bone-in wings with the sauce of your choice. And, as of today, there are 26 different flavours! The newest, General Tso’s and Sweet Chile Lime, are available for a limited time only.

Guac on the house at Chipotle

The Tex-Mex chain known for its Guacamole is giving away free Guac on National Avocado Day, July 31. It’s also a promo for Chipotle’s new Autocado machines which now robotically prepare the house’s signature sauce. That supposedly saves employees almost an hour of chopping and mashing per shift. Is the Guac the same as before? Only you can decide…

Free Subway for life?

If you agree to change your name to ‘Subway’, legally and permanently. That’s the latest contest/promo from the world’s leading sub seller.

Footlong Subs - © 2023 Subway

First, fans must visit and register for a chance to win. “Subway will select one lucky winner to earn free sandwiches and assume an iconic new identity,” Subway states in a press release. “Subway will provide the winner with money to reimburse them for legal and processing costs for the name change, making it easy and effortless to become Subway and enjoy a lifetime of delicious subs.” Would you?

Arby’s brings back Hushpuppy Fish Strips

Arby’s has decided to being back its counter-themed Hushpuppy-breaded Fish Strips for the remainder of the summer. While supplies last. The fish is Pollack, and they come in 3- and 5-piece orders, and are also included in combo packs with fries and a drink. All orders include tartar sauce.

Papa John’s ups ante on ChickenPoppers

PJ’s has decided to replace its Chicken Poppers with full-scale Boneless Chicken Wings. The new ‘wings’ appear similar to the former Poppers, but PJ’s says they’re seasoned differently and oven baked.

Boneless Wings - © 2023 Papa John's

They come in 10-, 15- and 30-piece orders with any of BWW’s regular sauces. In most places, the 10-wing order sells for $8.99, a buck less than an 8-piece order of traditional wings.

DiGiorno launches Pizza Robots

These auto kiosks can deliver your fave DiGirorno frozen pizza in under three minutes, piping hot and ready for you to box up and take home. It’s the latest in a series of entirely automatic pizza kiosks to hit the market in the past decade.

Frozen Pizza Robot - © 2023 DiGiorno

And the first to carry an established mega-brand name. Company polling shows, 97 percent of customers believe it’s a good value at 9 bucks per pie. And 89 percent say they’ll order another robot-made pizza.

Intl. Alert! BK Thailand ‘Unlimited’ burger

Burger King’s Asian divisions are always coming up with something unusual to grab customers’ attention. This time, it’s the Real Meat Burger. The idea is, you can order as many patties as you want – unlimited But you pay extra for each patty after 3. It’s a logical (though crazy) extension of the ‘Real Cheesburger’ idea the brand floated a few weeks ago, where you get a bun and 20 slices of cheese. And that’s it. Apparently they’re also offering Real Tomato, Real Pickle and Real Onion burgers featuring those ingredients solo, along the same lines as the Real Cheeseburger.

Hostess mashes up Twinkies, Ding Dongs

The snack cake giant has merged its two leading products to create a hockey puck-shaped Twinkie covered in Ding Dong Fudge.

Ding Dongs + Twinkies - © 2023 Hostess

Unlike many new fast food creations, the ‘Twink-Dong’ is a permanent addition to the brand’s roster. They’re available everywhere Hostess products are found as of today.

Fad or flop? Skittles does Mustard

Are you ready for a spicy Skittle? The newest flavour from the iconic candy maker is Mustard. As you may have guessed, French’s Mustard is behind the collab.

“From Mustard Ice Cream to last year’s viral Mustard Donuts, this year marks the fifth time French’s has gone all out with unique, flavorful innovations to celebrate National Mustard Day. With the yellow holiday landing on August 5, we knew we had to outdo ourselves,” said Valda Coryat, North America Vice President of Marketing for McCormick & Company. We’ll see…

And that’s the Skinny…

… On what’s going to be making the sedentary among us fatter over the remaining weeks of the Summer. See you back here in 7 for the next high-Calorie edition of Fast Food Week!

~ Maggie J.