Food products during the second wave
By Jerrison Oracion, Senior Columnist
Recently, various fast-food places are offering 2-for-1 deals.
As British Columbia started reopening businesses (including restaurants) the number of reported Coronavirus cases went up again. It might have been caused by the increase of seating for dine-in options in restaurants, despite safety precautions put in place.
While major holiday parties, including the newspaper’s Christmas party, will not happen in person this year, we can still do them virtually and get some food offerings from a variety of places this holiday season. Recently, various fast-food places are offering 2-for-1 deals, some of them include Burger King’s two chicken sandwiches for $6, Dairy Queen two for $4 Super Snack, and one of my favourite offers: two egg McMuffins for $5 at McDonald’s. If you like to eat quality food, there is Wendy’s Quality Choices Value Menu where they have some of their famous burgers made with fresh and never frozen beef and their chicken nuggets beginning at $4.
One of the interesting food finds during the holiday season this year is at Harvey’s where they have a new burger called the Stuffed Cheeseburger. The burger is their signature beef patty only filled with cheese and topped with any toppings and sauces that you like! A suggestion that I would make when preparing the burger is the basic toppings with Harvey’s sauce, add a few hot sauces, and other toppings that you like—making the burger a beautiful thing.
Many restaurants today are still offering take out discounts and depending on the amount of cases in the Lower Mainland, you can dine-in to eat special meals as long as you follow the rules in the restaurant and still support local restaurants like White Spot, Ricky’s All-Day Grill, Oz Chicken, and C-Lovers Fish and Chips—which might still have their all-you-can-eat fish and chips available but with limited seating. Next door to Harvey’s is Swiss Chalet where they are offering their holiday dish which is the Festive Special. It is a quarter chicken with all the holiday trimmings, including stuffing, cranberry sauce, bread, and a side dish of the famous Chalet Sauce, and five Lindor truffles.
It is also available as a meal combo and you can get it for take-out so that you can have a festive holiday dinner at home and virtually. With all meals, it includes $10 Chalet Cash that can be used towards a future purchase. If you are on the go and like to have a big meal, IHOP has their IHOPPY Hour menu which has their breakfast dishes combined with their dinner dishes including chicken strips and pancakes, burger and pancakes, omelettes, and Italian Cannoli Pancakes all for the low cost of $5. You can also get sides for $3 including mozzarella sticks, onion rings, and French toast.
Like most of this year, the holiday season is not going to be the same as every year before, but the food offered during the holiday season will still create memories even through the internet.