National fast food day
November 16th, 2012
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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 | Reply
  2. GiGi Eats Celebrities

    Just what we need, to celebrate a terrible habit.

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

    All these days are stupid.

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

    Is this the fat people site?

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

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

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

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    November 17, 2012 at 3:02 am | Reply
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    November 17, 2012 at 3:00 am | Reply
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    November 17, 2012 at 2:50 am | Reply
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    November 17, 2012 at 2:48 am | Reply
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    November 17, 2012 at 2:45 am | Reply
  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 | Reply
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  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 | Reply
    • 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 | Reply
  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 | Reply
    • Sheesh

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

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

        And MiraLax after all these McNuggets.

        November 16, 2012 at 1:55 pm | Reply
  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 | Reply

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