KANSAS CITY — With the Thanksgiving holiday on the horizon, restaurants are debuting new dishes featuring ingredients reminiscent of the holiday feast, including turkey, cranberry, gravy and butternut squash.

Thanksgiving’s featured fowl is the star of White Castle’s new slider. The Cheddar & Apple Butter Turkey Slider features an all-natural white meat turkey burger patty topped with smoked cheddar and cinnamon apple butter served on a slider bun.

A medley of classic Thanksgiving foods unites on Au Bon Pain’s new seasonal sandwich. The Holiday Gobbler features sliced whole turkey breast, stuffing with onions and celery, cranberry apple chutney and turkey gravy on toasted country white bread.

Turkey and cranberry combine again in the new Turkey Cran-Orange Sandwich from Newk’s Eatery. The holiday handheld features sliced, roasted turkey, cranberry-orange chutney, cheddar cheese and arugula on toasted French Parisian bread.

Turkey is swapped out for steak in Newk’s new holiday salad, though other Thanksgiving-inspired ingredients remain. The Grilled Steak and Butternut Squash Salad includes sliced, flame-grilled petite tenderloin steak, roasted butternut squash, spiced pecans, bacon and cranberries tossed with radicchio, arugula and a sherry vinaigrette.

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