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Seasonal Fast Food Treats We Wish Were Available Year Round

by Skylyr Ballew 3 April 2014 No Comment E-mail Skylyr Ballew

Everyone is still adjusting to the fact that Taco Bell now serves breakfast. This is something they hope will be a permanent feature to their menu. Consumers are used to fast food restaurants adding special items to the menu temporarily, we usually refer to them as seasonal items. We can experience a month or more of deliciousness and then we’re forced to say goodbye to that guilty pleasure until it returns. It may be spring right now and we’re enjoying treats like the Shamrock Shake from McDonald’s, but there are some fall and winter favorites that we’d love to have currently.


Seasonal Fast Food Treats We Wish Were Available Year Round


To celebrate the recent St. Patrick’s Day holiday and welcome spring, those in need of a mint fix are buying the Shamrock Shake at McDonald’s. I’m going to sound horrible, because I’m not a fan of mint, pumpkin, or peppermint, but at least I’m not alone on the mint subject.

Once the weather start to cool down and the leaves change, customers flock to businesses offering pumpkin flavored items. Starbucks has a huge fan base behind their Pumpkin Spiced Latte. By huge fan base, I mean there are people’s heads that will explode unless they get their Pumpkin Spice Latte fix. Their coffee competitor Dunkin’ Donuts has a fan favorite of their own too in donut form, with their Pumpkin Pie Donuts.

During the winter holiday, fast food chains make it rain peppermint. Pinkberry will offers a pink shaded yogurt with peppermint flavor, while Chick-Fil-A carries a Peppermint Chocolate Chip Milkshake. During this season there is also another highly successful seasonal flavor from Starbucks, the Caramel Brulee. Fast food goers seem to enjoy McDonald’s unique holiday custard filled pie, because they keep bringing it back each year.  Sonic joins the winter celebrations too, with their Red Velvet Cheesecake Blast. Sonic is just about to release some really bold flavors for the summer such as, Chocolate Jalapeno and Oreo Peanut Butter.

Since I’m such a hater on seasonal flavors I will tell you one I do like. Zaxby’s Birthday Cake Milkshake used to only come out for a couple months each year, but now its a daily item!


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