Fast Food Week: Quick Serve Resto and Snacks News…

Asian Stir Fry Bowls topped the Fast Food news this past week. Then came a flurry of new Flat Bread and Breakfast Sandwich deals. Finally, a sense that the Fast Food Promo gurus have found sensible new directions in which to steer their efforts into the New Year. And that’s a good thing for all of us…

Panda Firecracker Chicken - © Panda Express.jpPerennial favourite: Panda Express’ Firecracker Chicken

Panera offers new Healthy Bowls…

Panera expands its ‘bowls’ menu with a yummy-looking Teriyaki Chicken and Broccoli combo, served over a bed of cilantro-lime brown rice and quinoa. It joins the Baja Bowl and the Mediterranean Bowl, both of which can be ordered without the Chicken as a Veggie selection.

… Adds 2 new Flatbread Pizzas

Panera is expanding its popular flatbread Pizza line with the addition of 2 new choices: Pepperoni and Four Cheese join regular Cheese; Margherita; and Chipotle Chicken & Bacon. They’re also available as choices under a new Family Feast deal: choose two Flatbhread Pizzas and 2 Salads, or three Pizzas and 3 salads. (It’s a mix-and-match deal.)

Panda Express reprises Firecracker Chicken Breast

Firecracker Chicken Breast is an annual favourite among Asian food lovers offered around Chinese (Lunar New Year’s), and it’s coming back again now through February 12. The dish features: features sliced chicken breast, bell peppers (red and green), onions, green beans, and whole dried chilis, stir-fried with black bean sauce. So… Caution: it’s very spicy.

Wendy’s has new 2 for $4 Breakfast Sandwich deal

Get any two of: a Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit; a Classic Bacon, Egg & Cheese Sandwich; or a – Classic Sausage, Egg & Cheese Sandwich for a limited time, at participating locations across the US. It’s a mix-and-match affair, apparently with no special conditions that have to be met. Now, that IS a deal!

McDonald’s promos app with ‘Throwback Thursday’ deals

Each Thursday now through February 18, 2021, you can get a different retro menu item at a 1970’s price – when you place a minimum $1 order through the McD’s mobile app. Here’s the menu: January 28, 2021 – 25-cent Small Shake; February 4, 2021 – 20-cent Apple Pie; February 11, 2021 – 35-cent Large Fry; February 18, 2021 – 25-cent Cheeseburger.

Coffee Mate adds 2 new flavours

Two new plant-based, non-dairy creamers are coming to Coffee Mate’s Natural Bliss line: Brown Sugar Oat Milk and Almond Sweet Creme. Coffee Mate must be really confident you’ll like them since they are currently available only in 32 fl. oz. / 1 L size bottles.

And that’s the crème de la crème…

… Of the picks that will be making folks fatter and fatter over the days and weeks to some. Be back here in 7 for the next edition of Fast Food Week!

~ Maggie J.