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Fast Food Week: Quick Service Resto And Snacks News!

We remarked last week on all the test-market specials on the pre-Christmas menu at the major Fast Food chains. Well, there are even more new sammys this week. Not to mention Holiday combo specials and a giant sack of Jerky!

10 lb. Jack's Links - © 2022 Jack's Links JerkeyYour jumbo 10 lb. bag of Jack’s Links Teriyaki Beef Jerky.
Just $50 from he website, wile supplies last…

New Steak and Bacon Grilled Cheese at SONIC

Wow! Super Lunch! And what a lovely break from the usual ‘whatever on a bun’! The toasted Pullman-style bread (all square with equal crusts all sides;) really brings back memories of ‘diner days’ and cross-country train rides with Mom when I was little…

Steak Grilled Cheese - © 2022 SONIC

The bread, which is Texas-sliced, is generousy filled with: grilled steak, grilled onions, bacon, BBQ sauce, mayo, and melted American (Processed) cheese. The spicy version swaps out the BBQ sauce with a zesty cheese sauce and jalapeños. And… SONIC’s Pickle Fries are also back – for a limited time.

Taco Bell tests new $6 Craving Trios…

There are three of them, and they’re being test marketed now for a limited time in the Columbus, OH, area. You can get: a Crunchwrap Trio; a Cheesy Gordita Trio; or a Mexican Pizza Trio, each for just $6. The combos are topped of with Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Tacos, and a medium fountain drink. So you’re saving about $3 on each combo over ordering all three items separately…

… Also, $2 Chicken Burritos…

There’s a Chicken Poblano Caesar Burrito; a Chicken Enchilada Burrito; and a $2 Cheesy Chipotle Chicken Burrito.

Chicken Chipotle Burrito - 2022 Taco Bell


Get any of them at $2 each, separately, or order a Deluxe Box that includes a Chicken Enchilada Burrito, a Chalupa Supreme, a crunchy taco, Chips & Nacho Cheese Sauce, and a medium fountain drink for $7.99. That promo is also available exclusively in the Columbus, OH, area.

… And publishes full list of Jan., Feb. Specials

Taco Bell purists will want to check this page for a complete list of planned Bell in-app and third-party deliver ordering specials through the end or February. And do they ever have a bunch of them!

Popeye’s ends year on a high note

The famous Popeye’s BOGO deal is back until the end of the year: Buy one Popeye’s Chicken Sandwich Combo and get another Sandwich free. The limited-time offer is available through the Popeye’s app or on their website, and is also valid on deliveries. A great, economical way to arrange a break from the usual Holiday suppers during Turkey season!

New dessert from Papa John’s

The world champion collab king, OREOs, is partnering with Papa John’s to bring you a unique sweet treat: jackets of Papa’s signature fresh Pizza Crust Dough enclosing blobs of crushed, mushed Original Chocolate OREOs – and a side of sweet icing for dipping!

Looks like you get a 9-piece box. Not sure what the price will be. Whatever they cost, they’re available to Papa’s Rewards members now, and will released across the chain to everybody on December 26.

Flamin’ Hot Tangy Chili Fusion Cheetos

They’re a treat for spicy lovers and a challenge for the rest of us: described as regular, original Cheetos snacks with, “notes of chili peppers, garlic, ginger, and citrus.” They’ll be available across the U.S., at the usual retail sources, early next month.

Jack Links has your Jerky!

… And maybe the whole neighbourhood’s! Jack Links is a well-known brand of Jerky snacks and, as such, beloved by many. Now you can get a mammoth 10 lb. / 22.7 kg bag for ‘just’ 50 bucks. That’s 160 regular ‘recommended servings’ according to the label. And that’s an almost half a year’s supply, at one recommended serving a day. The deal has limits: only 100 bags are have been made, and the single flavour available is Teriyaki Beef.

And that’s the skinny…

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

~ Maggie J.