When it comes to scary good deals and innovative menu items, Halloween is the spookiest time of year for fast-food and quick-service establishments. Here are the most haunting and delicious deals you can grab during this Halloween season.
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Krispy Kreme’s Trick-or-Treat Doughnuts
Find a sweet treat at Krispy Kreme this Halloween season. This year, the doughnut company announced two new doughnuts to the Halloween lineup. The new Trick-or-Treat doughnut features an Original Glazed Doughnut dipped and drizzled in salted caramel and topped with pieces of some of your favorite chocolate Halloween candies. The all-new Monster Batter Doughnut, featuring a classic cake batter filling, dipped in slime green icing and topped with monster eyes and festive confetti.
“Our newest collection brings the fun-filled spirit and delicious flavors of Halloween, creating an unexpected treat option for celebrations all month long,” says Alison Holder, Vice President of U.S. Marketing for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. “No matter what your Halloween plans or cravings are, Krispy Kreme has the perfect spooky treat.”
These new creations join Krispy Kreme Halloween fan favorites the Jack-O-Lantern Doughnut, and the Chocolate Iced Doughnut with Halloween Sprinkles.
Candy and doughnut lovers have the chance to buy these spooky creations through October 31, at participating U.S. Krispy Kreme shops. Krispy Kreme is also hosting a costume party where customers wearing a costume on October 31 can get a free doughnut at Krispy Kreme shops.
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Chipotle’s Boorito and $4 Burritos
To kick off its annual Halloween celebration, Chipotle announced the return of Boorito. On October 31, customers who are in costume at all Chipotle locations in the U.S. and Canada can order a burrito, bowl, salad or tacos for only $4 from 3 p.m. to closing.
For those who are ordering online for pickup or delivery can grab the same deal by using the promo code “BOORITO.”
"Boorito is a longstanding Chipotle tradition that's beloved by our fans," says Chris Brandt, chief marketing officer at Chipotle. "We love contributing to the Halloween spirit and seeing our customers show off their fun, creative costumes to celebrate Halloween and enjoy some of their favorite food."
This year Chipotle will also be taking the celebration to social media with an Instagram costume contest on Halloween. In order to enter fans can post a photo of themselves in costume, at a Chipotle restaurant, on their Instagram profile or Instagram Story and tag @Chipotle. The restaurant will choose eight finalists and fans will have the chance to vote for the "Boorito Champion" by 'liking' their favorite costume from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time on November 1.
The Boorito Champion, who will be announced on November 1, will win a year of free burritos.
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Dunkin's Halloween Costume Contest
Calling everyone who loves to dress up — like a doughnut. To celebrate Halloween this year, Dunkin has created a costume contest that will keep the winner caffeinated for a year. Across social media, Dunkin’ has seen its own fans celebrate the spirit of the season by creating Dunkin-themed costumes and want to reward its dedicated fans. Fans who post a photo of their Dunkin’-inspired costumes to Instagram using the hashtag #DunkinDressUpContest have the chance to win $1,000 and a year’s worth of Dunkin’ coffee. Each week Dunkin’ will also choose another winner who will receive $100 Dunkin’ gift cards to keep the fun going.
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Mickey's Creates Spicy Spooky Cheeto Pizza
To celebrate Halloween, Mickey’s Deli has created a Spicy Spooky Cheeto Pizza featuring Flamin’ Hot Cheetos and an eerie black crust. After debuting a giant 20-inch slice of pizza, the company decided to create something a little crazier this year.
You might think the pizza looks a little burnt, but the black hue of the crust comes from kneading activated charcoal into the dough. After adding sauce and cheese, the pizza is topped with Flamin’ Hot Cheetos to add a bit of spice to every bite.
This Spicy Spooky Cheeto Pizza only comes in a size large and is served throughout the month of October.
For those who are brave enough or just want a good scare, Burger King has a haunting new burger to try this Halloween. The Nightmare King is a spooky sandwich featuring a quarter pound of savory flame-grilled beef, a 100 percent white meat crispy chicken fillet, melted American cheese, thick cut bacon, creamy mayonnaise, and onions all assembled on a glazed green sesame seed bun.
And this creepy new burger might even cause nightmares.
In a study done in partnership with Burger King and the Paramount Trials and Florida Sleep & Neuro Diagnostic Services, Inc. and Goldforest Inc., the Burger King brand conducted a scientific study over 10 nights with 100 participants (or should we say victims?) who ate the Nightmare King before they went to bed.
“Someone... transformed into the figure of a snake,” reported one of the study’s subjects when asked about her dream. Another recalled “aliens attacking” the boat he was on.
“According to previous studies, four percent of the population experiences nightmares in any given night,” says Dr. Jose Gabriel Medina, a specialized somnologist and the study’s lead doctor. “But, after eating the Nightmare King, the data obtained from the study indicated that the incidence of nightmares increased by three and a half times.”
The Nightmare King will be available in participating Burger King restaurants for a limited time beginning October 22 at a recommended price of $6.39. Postmates will offer the Nightmare King from October 22 through October 25 with free delivery when using promo code ‘SCARYGOOD.’
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McDonald’s Launches Instant-Win Halloween-Themed Game
A Halloween light show spectacle awaits diners who visit McDonald’s recently opened-Chicago-flagship restaurant during the month of October. More than 10,000 lights and hundreds of Halloween decorations, including Jack-o-Lanterns, skeletons, and ghosts can be found across the west façade of the restaurant.
“Halloween is an exciting time across the country, and I’m excited to take the celebration to the next level with the Trick. Treat. Win! Fright Lights! show at our flagship restaurant in downtown Chicago and the new Trick. Treat. Win! game,” says Nick Karavites, McDonald’s Chicago flagship Owner/Operator.
According to McDonald’s, there are two ways to win the spooktacular prizes of the Trick. Treat. Win! Game:
Instantly: By peeling game pieces on select McDonald’s packaging of iconic menu items, customers have the chance to instantly win craveable and delicious food prizes like fries, a Big Mac Sandwich, Artisan Chicken or Buttermilk Crispy Chicken Sandwich, Biscuit Sandwich, small McCafé Frappé, Smoothie or Shake and snack size McFlurry. Some instant win prizes may also be special prizes like cash, or from game partners, such as PlayStation Bundles, Monster Jam Superstore gift cards and more. If the game piece is not an instant win, customers still have a chance to win by redeeming the peeled game piece for Entry Tokens that can be used to enter the Daily Sweepstakes on the McDonald’s Mobile app.
In the App: Collect Entry Tokens from peeled game pieces on select McDonald’s packaging and use to enter the Daily Sweepstakes in the App for a chance to win a new prize each day. Craveable McDonald’s for life is just one of the Daily Sweepstakes prizes. Additional Daily Sweepstakes prizes include an all-new 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe, Beaches Resorts Luxury Included Vacations, football fan trips, Universal Parks & Resorts trips, and an abundance of cash prizes among many others.
Players can find Trick. Treat. Win! game pieces on menu items like a medium hot McCafé beverage, Quarter Pounder with Cheese, 10-piece Chicken McNuggets, and Hash Browns.
From food to vacations to an all-new 2019 Hyundai Sante Fe, some of the game’s top prizes available to win are showcased in the must-see Halloween display.
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Bojangles’ Boo Time Costume Contest
It’s Boo Time! After you’re done with the biscuits and fried chicken put your Big Bo Box to use on Halloween. Fans who dress up in a Bojangles’-themed costume and submit a photo have the chance to $200 in Bojangles’ gift cards and a seasoned fried turkey.
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Papa John’s Jack-O’-Lantern Pizza and other spooky deals
Papa John’s Jack-O’-Lantern Pizza will bring a fun, spooky touch to any Halloween party. The pizza is shaped like a pumpkin and topped with pepperoni, decorating the pizza to look like a friendly little Jack-O’-Lantern. Along with the specialty Halloween pizza, Papa John’s is also offering other scary good deals that will leave party-goers happy at the end of a scary, fun night.