Food News: McDonalds, Dairy Queen, General Mills, & Goldfish

Food News

McDonald’s Is Getting Rid of Self-Serve Soda Fountains: McDonald’s will be getting rid of their self-serve drink stations and transitioning to a system where the employees will fill all cups. They aren’t taking away free refills, but they do think this system will cut back on theft, AND be a more hygienic option, especially in a post-Covid world. But the biggest factor is:  They’re not as necessary.  Fewer people are eating inside fast food restaurants and more people are ordering for pick-up through the app, or for delivery through a third-party service.  In both of those cases, employees already fill the cups as they do for drive-thru orders. The change won’t happen overnight.  In fact, the shift will happen VERY slowly over the next 10 years as the restaurants get updated.

SOURCES: Springfield State Journal-Register / Restaurant Business Online

DAIRY QUEEN OFFERS 85-CENT BLIZZARDS UNTIL SEPTEMBER 24TH: Dairy Queen is celebrating the invention of the Blizzard with 85-cent small Blizzard Treats from now through September 24th! Download the Dairy Queen app and tap on the Deals tab. The deal can be redeemed in-app, in person or through a mobile order.

SOURCE: Chewboom

FALL FLAVORS COME TO GENERAL MILLS: General Mills is getting in on fall flavors with Pumpkin Spice Cheerios, Vanilla Spice Cheerios, Pumpin Pie Larabars, and Gingerbread Larabars. Find a new fall favorite on supermarket shelves now for a limited time.

SOURCE: Snackolator

DUNKIN’ PUMPKIN SPICE GOLDFISH ARE BACK: The Dunkin’ and Goldfish collab is back for spooky season! Pumpkin Spice Goldfish are now available for a limited time. The snack features notes of pumpkin, donut glaze, and warm spices. Available at retailers nationwide!

SOURCE: Snackolator