Pecan Pie Ice Cream - © 2023 Ben & Gerry's

Fast Food Week: Quick Service Restaurant And Snacks News!

We have a mish-mash of menu item returns, new item débuts and seasonal specials this week. Whether you’re a fan of Tacos, Chili Cheeseburgers, Pickle Flavoured Chips, Loaded Holiday Pizzas or Blackened Cajun Chicken, this is YOUR week!

2 Can Dine For $9.99 - © 2023 Arby'sArby’s 2 can Dine For $9.99 deal: A great deal, and you don’t have to order via app or website…

2 Can Dine For $9.99 at Arby’s

The ‘toofer’ deal is back at Arby’s. You get any 2 sandwiches (from a selection of 4), two small Fries, and two small fountain drinks for $10, That’s two combo meals, for $5 each. Great deal! Qualifying sammys include: Classic Beef ‘N Cheddar; Classic Roast Beef; Classic Crispy Chicken; and Buffalo Crispy Chicken. For a limited time, across the US.

Free Doritos Locos Tacos

But get out and grab ’em NOW. They’re available today and tomorrow only, and they’re exclusively to Taco Bell Rewards members who order through the website or app. The taco is that fan-fave Doritos collab, with TB’s signature seasoned ground beef, shredded cheddar, and lettuce.

Chili Cheeseburger back at Whataburger

This friendly ‘Frankenburger’ features features two beef patties, corn chips, beef chili, American (Processed) cheese, onions, and mustard on a toasted five-inch bun.

Chili Cheeseburger - © 2023 Whataburger

It also has a sidekick: Chili Cheese Fries. They topped with chili and shredded cheddar-jack cheese. Though not specifically tagged as such, they’re almost certainly a limited time menu item.

Tyson’s does Blackened Chicken Strips

Da Cajun flavours is a-callin’, Cher! Tyson’s has released new Blackened Chicken Breast Strips especially for the heat-and-eat crowd. They’re at all the usual supermarket freezer compartments, in 20 oz. / 566 g bags. All the usual, traditional  blackening spices plus a pronounced hit of chili heat.

DiGiorno offers Turkey alternative

The Freezer pizza people are offering a special Thanksgiving pie. It’s like a Turkey Dinner on a plate. DiGiorno’s thick, Detroit-style crust is topped with turkey, gravy, diced sweet potatoes, green beans, cranberries, mozzarella and cheddar cheeses, and a sprinkle of crispy onions.

Thanksgiving Pie - © 2023 DiGirono

Note: They’re available only from the DiGiorno online store. And a limited number will be released for sale every Wednesday from now through November 22.

Jimmy’s Chips début with Pickle Flavour

Jimmy John’s has released it’s first Potato Chip variety – Pickle – in honour of National Pickle Day, November 14. The ‘healthy’ chips are described as fried in peanut oil, fried in peanut oil With tangs of, “salt, sour, and, dill notes to capture that perfect pickle flavor.” Available now through November 26, while supplies last.

Cinnamon ‘N Raisin Biscuits back at Hardee’s

Once a permanent menu item, Hardee’s Cinnamon ‘N’ Raisin Biscuits were dro9pped in 2002. But they have returned several times since for limited engagements. And they’re back now, for the Holidays, until January 2.

Cinnamon N Raisin Biscuit - © 2023 Hardees

If you haven’t had the pleasure, they’re traditional Biscuits, swirled with Cinnamon and raisins, and drizzled with vanilla icing. Hardees’s reward program members can get a free C’N’R Biscuit now through November 7 with app orders of $10 or more.

Ben & Gerry’s scoops Pecan Pie

The premium ice cream guys are featuring Pecan Pie Ice Cream as a releasae to supermarkets across the US. (see photo, top of page.) It’s described as featuring, “buttery ice cream with pecans, pie crust pieces, and caramel ribbons.” They don’t specify, but it has all the markings of a limited time offer.

And that’s the skinny…

… On what’s going to be making some us a little less skinny over the coming days and weeks. See you back here in 7 for the next irresistible edition of Fast Food Week!

~ Maggie J.