Strawbwerry Glaze - © 2023 Krispy Kreme

Fast Food Week: Quick Service Restaurant And Snacks News!

What a week! The unofficial end of summer appears to be the official start of Pumpkin Spice season. Several coffee/stacks vendors have released full fall PS menus! And Chuck E. Cheese is cementing its rep. as ‘Birthday Capital of the Universe’…

Big Day of Bithdays - © 2023 - Chuck E Cheese

Chuck E. Cheese celebrates biggest birthday

Turns out the most popular birth date in the world is September 9. So CEC – famous for kids’ birthday parties – is giving away 500 free Chucky parties, with pizza, cake and goodie bags. A live drawing will take place at each location on September 9, awarding a fully-loaded party to one kid and 10 friends. “As the Birthday Capital of the Universe, our first Chuck E. Cheese Big Day of Birthdays will bring the joy of celebrating a birthday at Chuck E. Cheese to 500 lucky kids and their friends nationwide,” said Chuck E. Cheese Chief Marketing Officer Sean Gleason. The big party of parties is also happening in Canada.

7-Eleven does Game Day Grub

The convenience store-cum-Fast-Food-purveyor has unveiled anew Game Day Grub Menu in honour of the new NFL season. Choices include: Spicy Meat Pizza; Cheesy Garlic Bread Sticks; the Chicken Bacon Ranch Roller; and Korean BBQ ‘Bonless’ Wings. They’re at 7-Eleven, Speedway and Stripes stores now through September 30.

Wing Stop goes Cajun

Wing Stop has a new, limited-time Cajun Meal Deal. Cher, if you likes it hot, dis one fo you!

Cajun Meal Deal - © 2023 Wingstop

Options include: a Cajun Chicken Sandwich; an 8-piece order of Classic Wings; an 8-piece order of ‘Boneless’ Wings; and an 3-piece order of Crispy Tenders. All are tossed in Louisiana Spice Rub. Each Meal also includes Cajun Fries and a 20 oz. / 590 ml fountain drink.

Arby’s brings back ‘Boneless’ Wings

Arby’s proves they still ‘Have the Meats!’ – even if the meat is chicken this time, not beef. Specifically, they’re bringing back their ‘Bop0neless’ Wings in two flavours: Buffalo and Hot Honey BBQ. Um… Is it just me, or do these look less like wings and more like nuggets or chunks? Now at participating locations, for a limited time.

Chick-Fil-A goes humanitarian

CFA recently discontinued its Chicken Salad Sandwich. Many loved it and mourns its passing. But many more didn’t. And it didn’t fit in with CFA’s core menu, which features crispy cried chicken.

Chicken Salad Sandwich - © Chick-Fil-A

Anyway… CFA has released the recipe for its Chicken Salad Sandwich so fans can continue to enjoy it at home. Downright nice of them. And the publicity surrounding the release doesn’t hurt, either…

Jack In The Box reprises Potato Wedges

Jack’s fan fave Potato Wedges are back, topped with shredded cheddar cheese, cheddar cheese sauce, ranch, and bacon crumbles. Choose Classic or Spicy. Now through October 1, at participating JITB locations across the U.S.

Hot Ones launches Spicy Chicken Strips

For heat-and-eat snacking fans: Hot Ones is partnering with Kroger supermarkets across the U.S. to introduce new Spicy Chicken Strips.

Spicy Chicken Strips - © 2023 Hot Ones

Though they look more like ‘boneless’ wing flatties to me. Whatever… They come in two flavours: Spicy Garlic; and Smoky Habaeñro. They’re made to match with existing Hot Ones Sauces.

Krispy Kreme reprises Strawberry Glaze

KK ia bringing back its popular Strawberry Glazed doughnuts for Labour Day weekend (see photo, top of page). Get ’em now through Monday, September 4 at participating locations. And bid summer à dieu with style!

Pumpkin Spice Oreos are back

Like the swallows at Capistrano, legendary Pumpkin Spice OREOs have come back – for fall. They’re the ones with golden OREO wafers and a layer of pumpkin spice-flavored Stuf. Get ’em at your fave supermarket, or order direct from

Latté leads Starbucks Pumpkin Spice menu

Pumpkin Spice Latté is back, for its 20th year, headlining the Starbucks fall PS menu. Don’t miss the new Iced Apple Crisp Oat Shaken Espresso and Iced Pumpkin Cream Chai Tea Latte.

Pumpkin Spice Latté - ○ 2023 Starbucks

A whole slew of past faves are back including Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew and Apple Crisp Oat Macchiato. The full menu also offers bakery specials!

Dairy Queen reveals Fall Blizzard menu

DQ is featuring the return of past faves Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough and Pumpkin Pie! The entire Fall Blizzard menu is here. I’m especially durious about the new Royal Reeses’ Fluffernutter!

And that’s the skinny…

… On what’s undoubtedly going to be making some of us a little fatter this fall! See you back here in 7 for the next edition of fast Food Week…

~ Maggie J.