National fast food day
November 16th, 2012
09:00 AM ET
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.

This food holiday is so fast, you might just miss it - November 16 is National Fast Food Day.

One more great thing about the holidays (besides the mere fact that the HOLIDAYS ARE COMING UP!) is all of the exciting, limited-edition offerings that fast food restaurants start introducing around this time each year.

Burger King Japan started selling the "BK Pumpkin Burger" in October for a limited run. The name says it all - the sandwich consists of two pieces of fried Japanese pumpkin atop a beef patty, with bacon and a special sauce. Even the bun is supposedly shaped like a pumpkin! Too bad this one isn't available in the U.S.

Dunkin' Donuts has pumpkin-flavored cake donuts and pumpkin-flavored cream cheese for your bagel. McDonald's plans to serve up several kinds of holiday desserts, including a mint McFlurry and a "holiday pie." The McRib will also be back! Krispy Kreme will be featuring a snowman donut that is so cute, you might feel sad about eating the frosted version of ol' Frosty. Meanwhile, vegetarians and meat-eaters alike will both be able to enjoy an ice-cream cake from Baskin Robbins that's shaped like a turkey.

To wash it all down, what about a peppermint mocha or gingerbread latte from Starbucks? Other restaurants will be serving rich, thick milkshakes in tempting flavors like peppermint, gingerbread and eggnog. Since Pew Research Center found that 41% of Americans eat at a fast food restaurant at least once each week, chances are that many of you will be able to enjoy some of these treats before the holidays are over!

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  1. SMF

    Celebrated the day with lunch at Burger King, a double Whopper with cheese combo meal, and no, I've never even weighed 200 much less 300!

    November 19, 2012 at 12:05 pm |
  2. GiGi Eats Celebrities

    Just what we need, to celebrate a terrible habit.

    November 18, 2012 at 7:29 pm |
  3. geo

    All these days are stupid.

    November 18, 2012 at 7:03 am |
  4. Red Wolf

    Is this the fat people site?

    November 17, 2012 at 11:00 pm |
    • SMF

      I hope not! These "holidays" are quite entertaining and I've never even weighed 200.

      November 19, 2012 at 12:07 pm |
  5. Amir Ali

    Who was yousuf khan gen ashfaq or gen shamim wayen or coming any new gen or mr joseph biden yellow generation leaders from America..

    November 17, 2012 at 3:02 am |
  6. Amir Ali

    Chinese guy cut my colar with blade and its almsot new shirt of union bay i bought s korea its almsot situation created by mr barak family and gen ashfaq key.

    November 17, 2012 at 3:00 am |
  7. Amir Ali

    Somebody is kicking of silver trunk in khi pak i got same sound in kl but maybe 2 girls situation i get and dlvd by network there but too much prob made by..

    November 17, 2012 at 2:58 am |
  8. Amir Ali

    Hand tight girl i dlvd to pak army verbally dlvd she was hand tight i see with my own eyes and if my cloth water drops down then its fight shouting of silver is

    November 17, 2012 at 2:56 am |
  9. Amir Ali

    There is hindu guys they torture indonesian girls one night and some sindhi act somebdoy did they got girls its small girl like a baby n not clear but fight..

    November 17, 2012 at 2:54 am |
  10. Amir Ali

    Some lady a shouts and i was sleep and one mongolia guy who talk like sound my big uncle khurrams father in night time it feels his sound like my uncle they..

    November 17, 2012 at 2:52 am |
  11. Amir Ali

    And barbour said a bit beat and front is restaurant of noodles there is outside black bag they secureme from murder n my neighbors r washinh houses w/ water..

    November 17, 2012 at 2:50 am |
  12. Amir Ali

    They believe to give hindu to christian girls and spoil babies even 2 times n torture barbour provided to skorean parking hotel bukit bintang kl there is avble

    November 17, 2012 at 2:48 am |
  13. Amir Ali

    Since more then 12 yrs from malaysia when they started torture and killing against south korean girls in karachi i was in bukit bintang kul mly'asia ..

    November 17, 2012 at 2:45 am |
  14. Amir Ali

    Nat'l Fast Food Day of America is very important to give babies otherwide like us we are out of this category b/c bread and juice they control western girls..

    November 17, 2012 at 2:42 am |
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    November 17, 2012 at 1:22 am |
  16. Gypsie

    This is why America is obese. That's sad. Why doesn't someone declare a "Nation Salad Day".. Of better yet, why even declare such a rediculous "Holiday" if you will.

    November 16, 2012 at 2:56 pm |
    • VladT

      Actually, America is obese because they eat like cr@p and don't exercise. November 16 is not, but way to take it to the extreme, there

      November 17, 2012 at 7:41 am |
  17. Andre

    Who would be stupid enough to declare a National Fast Food day? I'm guessing it's from a fast food company. This is ridiculous.

    November 16, 2012 at 11:53 am |
    • Sheesh

      It's all in light-hearted fun. Take a Midol honey.

      November 16, 2012 at 1:51 pm |
      • Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

        And MiraLax after all these McNuggets.

        November 16, 2012 at 1:55 pm |
  18. Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

    I love me some Corporate induced holidays.

    SPEND SPEND SPEND. Christmas! Halloween! Easter! Tuesday!

    Manufacture? LOL, we leave that to the Asians. Then import the goods at a reduced import tax.

    I "forgot" to vote Republican again.

    November 16, 2012 at 10:54 am |
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