Cracker Barrel is plating the protein of the Thanksgiving meal in its new Country Fried Turkey dish. Featuring breaded turkey fillets that are deep fried until crispy then topped with herbed pan gravy, the poultry is served with green bean casserole, cranberry relish, a choice of side and either buttermilk biscuits or corn muffins.
The poultry pops up again in a new sandwich from McAlister's Deli. The Turkey Cranberry Sandwich features smoked turkey, cranberry compote, thinly-sliced Granny Smith apples, Gorgonzola cheese, mayo and spring mix on toasted 9-Grain bread.
Potbelly Sandwich Shop is stacking the entire Thanksgiving feast onto its new Turducken Sandwich. The hefty handheld features turkey, duck and chicken toasted with cornbread stuffing and topped with cranberry-honey sauce, mayo, lettuce, cheddar cheese, tomato and seasoning.
“Turducken is the perfect unity of three classic holiday meats ... It’s the ideal sandwich for those who are impatiently awaiting their Thanksgiving feast.” — Ryan LaRoche, Potbelly
“Turducken is the perfect unity of three classic holiday meats and an ode to adventurous eaters,” said Ryan LaRoche, chef at Potbelly. “It’s the ideal sandwich for those who are impatiently awaiting their Thanksgiving feast.”
Starbucks is serving the flavors of Christmas in its new Sugarplum Cheese Danish. The pastry features croissant dough topped with cream cheese filling and spiced sugarplum spread.
Also cultivating the Christmas spirit, Dunkin’ is debuting two new seasonal donuts and a new holiday breakfast sandwich. The Dear Santa Donut features red and brown icing decorated to look like Santa’s suit with a powdered donut hole in the middle, while the Hershey’s Kisses Donut features white frosting covered with mini Hershey’s Kisses. The new Holiday Spice Bacon Breakfast Sandwich features scrambled egg, cheese and bacon baked with brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg spice all served on a croissant.
Shake Shack is celebrating the Christmas merriment with milkshakes featuring the flavors of the holidays. The new Chocolate Peppermint Shake is a chocolate frozen custard blended with peppermint and topped with whipped cream and chocolate peppermint candy crumbles, while the White Mocha Shake features white chocolate coffee frozen custard topped with whipped cream and white chocolate curls. The two new treats join the Christmas Cookie Shake, which features sugar cookie frozen custard topped with whipped cream, crumbled shortbread and red and green sprinkles.