Fast Food Week: Quick Service Resto And Snacks News!

Lots of tantalizing Mains and Snacks action this week. And a bumper crop of Novelty items. Domino’s Japan is rolling out a pie with an actual volcano-like caldera full of cheese sauce in the middle! And BK Brazil is cracking Dino Nuggets in a Dino Egg!

Big Breakfast Burrito - © 2024 - Wendy'sWendy’s new Breakfast Burrito: It’s truly a handful! And a mouthful!


Chain first: In-N-Out Burger closes a location

For the first time in its 77 year history, California’s In-N-Out Burger has closed a location. But it’s not connected to the burgeoning Fast Food Sector Skaheout. “We have made the decision to close our In-N-Out Burger location in Oakland, California, due to ongoing issues with crime,” In-N-Out CEO Denny Warnick, explained in a statement. “Despite taking repeated steps to create safer conditions, our Customers and Associates are regularly victimized by car break-ins, property damage, theft, and armed robberies.”

Popeye’s ships new Big Box Deal

The deal comprises 2 pieces of fried chicken, 2 regular sides, and a biscuit. And it’s a pretty good deal, at $6.99.

Big Box Deal - © 2024 - Popeye's

The other special Deal now on at Popeye’s is a BOGO: Buy one 6-Piece order of Wings and get a second for just a buck.

Wendy’s intros new Breakfast Burrito

Never one to rest on its laurels – or any competitors’ – Wendy’s has introduces a new Breakfast Burrito. And it’s no little snack wrap! In fact, it’s stuffed with 2 scrambled eggs, 6 strips of crispy bacon, fried potatoes, cheese sauce and 2 slices of American (Processed) cheese. That’s as much bacon as you get in Wendy’s Baconator burger. And it clocks in at 720 Calories!

Jack In The Box premieres Birria Grilled Cheese

How about that? A really fresh hack on the Grilled Cheese theme! It comes in a Single version and a Double. Each features two slices of trademark round JITB bread, two slices of American (Processed) cheese…

Double Birria Grilled Cheese - © 2024 - Jack in the Box

…and a generous filling of juicy Birria shredded beef. The Double has three slices of bread, two layers of Birria, and 4 slices of American (Processed) cheese. Comes with a side of Birria dipping sauce…


Shake Shack offers ‘afternoon delight’

Now that I have your attention… It’s actually a BOGO shakes deal, running at participating locations now through March 27, 2024. Buy one, get another free. You can chose from classic, limited-time or non-dairy shakes. But you have to order through the app, and select the ‘TWO FOR FUN’ deal.


OREO Space Dunk Cookies aim high!

The latest OREO ‘flavour’ is being ‘launched’, literally, with a very special promo… The cookie, itself, consists of 2 special-imprint chocolate wafers sandwiching dual red and blue layers of ‘Cosmic Stuff’ with popping candies.

OREO Space Dunk Cookies - © 2024 - Nabisco

The promo, in partnership with space tourism company Space Perspective, is a ticket to SP’s edge-of-space experience. Get the details and enter now at:

Häagen-Dazs unveils two new ice cream bars

The new bars are Dulce De Leche and Chocolate Cookie Crumble. These are permanent additions to the HD ice cream bar roster. They’re available now in 3-bar boxes at selected HD outlets. They’ll spread to all HD locations this coming April.

Papa John’s pops new Calzone Papa Bites

The crispy little hand pies are stuffed with green peppers, pepperoni, and Italian sausage, plus Mozzarella and Garlic Herb Ricotta cheeses.

Calzone Papa Bites - © 2024 - Papa John's

Judging by the official product portrait, I’d say these Papa Bites constitute a good 3-bite experience for the average snacker. And they’re a pretty good deal, too, at just $4.99 for 8.

SONIC brings back Buffalo Dip Bites

SONIC is now reprising Buffalo Dip Bites, for a limited time, in 3-, 5-, 7- and 20-piece orders. These crispy little deep-fried hand-poppers look like baby Cornish Pasties. But they’re filled with a blend of chicken, Buffalo sauce, and Cheddar cheese.


Domino’s new Cheese Volcano Pizza erupts in Japan

Here’s a new and truly different take on Pizza: a more or less traditional pie with an actual volcano-like caldera full of cheese sauce in the middle! We all know how highly the Japanese venerate volcanoes. Just Google ‘Mt. Fuji’…

Volcano Pizza - © 2024 - Domino's Japan

The pie itself features 4 different quarters, each with its own topping profile. It’s available for a limited time, in 2 sizes. Also available on Taiwan.

Hostess does Twinkies mega-box for Valentine’s

The Twinkie guys have devised a fool-proof way for you to get noticed by your Valentine’s Day sweetheart. The 3 ft. / 0.9 m Twinkies Gift Box contains 18 individually-wrapped snack cakes in three classic flavors – Vanilla, Chocolate and Strawberry. Keep an eye out, also, for special Valentine’s Ding Dongs! Available now, exclusively at all Walmart locations.

BK Brazil Cracks Dino Nuggets in a Dino Egg

Burger Kin Brazil is offering a great ‘crossover’ idea for kids. It’s a serving of dinosaur-shaped Chicken Nuggets in a ‘dino egg’ bowl.

Dino Nuggets + Dino Egg - © 2024 - Burger King Brazil

Diners get to crack the egg open to get at the food. It’s part of a limited-time Jurassic Park-themed menu launched last October to celebrate the movie’s 30th anniversary.

And that’s the skinny…

… On what will be making some of us a little more Frosty The Snowman-like over the coming days and weeks. See you back here in 7, for the next fresh-frozen edition of Fast Food Week!

Maggie J.