Spooky Halloween LTOs

Oct 12, 2023

Spooky season is in full effect! How are restaurants celebrating? Here are a few ways big-name chains are modifying their menus to ring in the Halloween spirit.


Burger King is introducing a Halloween promotion called Trick or Heat, featuring glow-in-the-dark buckets with ghost and ghost pepper designs. These buckets are available for $1 at select restaurants in Nashville, Las Vegas, Charlotte, and Atlanta starting on October 13. Additionally, they are offering a Trick or Heat meal bundle in celebration of Friday the 13th, which includes a Ghost Pepper Whopper, 4-piece Ghost Pepper Chicken Fries, a small fry, a small drink, and a Hershey sundae pie for $13.


Wendy’s is bringing back its “Boo! Book” Halloween coupon book, offering five coupons for free Jr. Frosty treats without any purchase necessary, along with an additional coupon for a $1.99 Kids Meal with any purchase, all for just $1. These coupon books can be purchased at Wendy’s locations, drive-thru windows, online, or in the app until October 31, 2023, or while supplies last. The coupons are valid until December 31, 2023. The Boo! Book also supports a charitable cause, with $0.90 of every dollar spent going to Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas’ Foundation for Adoption.


McDonald’s is reintroducing its “Boo Buckets” in four different Halloween-themed designs (monster, skeleton, mummy, and vampire) as part of their Happy Meals, starting on October 17. These colorful buckets come in orange, white, purple, and green, with the purple vampire bucket returning for the first time since its original release in 1986. The Boo Buckets were previously a Happy Meal staple during Halloween and made a comeback in 2022.


Now through October 31, Krispy Kreme is offering Scooby Doo Doughnuts. These delightfully decorated doughnuts come in the following flavors: Spooky Monster Cookies n’ Kreme™, Jinkies! Halloween Orange Sprinkle, Mystery Machine and Scooby Dooby Doo Doughnut.