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Fast Food Week: Quick Service Restaurant And Snacks News!

A veritable Fast Food Potpourri! We’ve got a little of everything this week, starting with a season-stretching dose of Pumpkin Spice flavoured treats. Some notable fan faves make encore appearances. And White Castle wants your recipes using their sliders…

Chicken Sandwich - © PopeyesPopeye’s BOGO Chicken Sandwich celebration…

Popeye’s celebrates Chicken Sandwich birthday

It was 5 years ago this summer that Popeye’s became the first competitor to release a crispy chicken sandwich to challenge Chick-Fil-A’s supremacy in that niche. As you probably know, other Fast Food brands hastened to follow suit. They called it the Chicken Sandwich War. Today (August 12) only, you can get a free Chicken Sandwich with the purchase of a regular Chicken Sandwich combo. The BOGO deal is available only through the app or the website.And it’s only good on delivery orders.

Burger King launches wraps

Snack Wraps, that is. BK Crispy Wraps Crispy Wraps include chicken (an oblong patty), lettuce, tomato, and sauce wrapped in a flour tortilla.

Snack Wraps - © 2023 Burger King

They come in three flavours: Classic, Spicy and Honey Mustard. Available at participating restaurants August 14, for a limited time.

White Castle wants your recipes

… For dishes that can be made with their signature sliders. You’ll recall the fad for for slider casseroles (see photo, top of page) that came and went fairly quickly a year or two ago. Now, the Castle is looking for your recipes that use their sliders as the basis for a creative family-feeding main. Submit your recipe between now and September 4 for a chance to win, “…free Sliders for a year, recognition at a special event at White Castle’s home office in early 2024, and White Castle swag.”

Jack In The Box amps up Sourdough Jack

JITB is adding more meat and more cheese to its popular Sourdough Jack to create a new, limited time Double SD Jack.

Double Jack - © 2023 Jack In The Box

They start with Jack’s signature sourdough bread, then stack up two grilled beef patties, twice the usual the hickory-smoked bacon, two slices of Swiss-style cheese, one slice of American cheese, tomato, mayo, and ketchup. Available now through October 10, by itself or starring in a new combo.

Dairy Queen reprises Caramel Fudge Cheesecake Blizzard

And it’s the Blizzard flavour of the Month! The fan fave swirls cheesecake pieces and fudge-covered salty caramel pieces in to DQ’s classic vanilla soft serve. Available for a limited time, at participating locations.

Philly débuts new plant-based spreads

The first name in spreadable cream cheese has jumped aboard the plant-based bandwagon releasing three new flavours: Original, Strawberry, and Chive & Onion.

Plant Based Philly - © 2023 Phiadelphia Cream Cheese

Philly’s magic plant-based formula is includes water, coconut oil, modified potato starch, and fava bean protein. They say it tastes and eats just like dairy cream cheese. It ain’t cheap, but plant-based snackers should love it.

Kirspy Kreme rushes Pumpkin Spice season…

Every year, Pumpkin Spice season comes earlier and earlier. True, it’s associated with Fall and we’re on the doorstep. But isn’t August a little early to start celebrating a tradition that centres on Thanksgiving? Anyway…

Pumpkin Spice Collection - © 2023 Krispy Kreme

KK has unveiled its annual PS collection. And it features two new flavours designed to freshen up the mix:Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Swirl and Pumpkin Spice Maple Pecan. They also have a selection of PS beverages. For a limited time only.

… 7-Eleven follows suit

Now through October 31, you can indulge in Pumpkin Spice Coffee, Latté, and Syrup shots to customize your fall beverage of choice. Partner your PS drink with either a new Apple Cider Doughnut or Pumpkin Muffin.

The DEW does new Baja Blast

The DEW dudes are at it again, with another new flavour. This time it’s MTN DEW Baja Blast Caribbean Splash…

Baja Blast - © 2023 MTN DEW

…With a shot of Guava flavour in MTN DEW’s citrus soda. It’s a limited-time addition to the DEW’s Baja Blast menu, which has been around for the whole summer.

Tim Horton’s Cold Brew at supermarkets

Tim’s Cold Brew concentrate is now moving into supermarkets across the U.S. Just add water and ice and enjoy. Available in 4 popular flavours: Medium Blend Black, Birthday Cake, Cinnamon Swirl, and Mocha Cereal.

And that’s the skinny…

… On what’s going to be making some of us a little fatter through the end of summer. See you back here in 7 for the next Calorie-packed edition of Fast Food Week!

~ Maggie J.