KANSAS CITY — Restaurants are reimagining classic dishes into new formats.

Taco Bell is transforming tacos into topped fries with its new Loaded Taco Fries, featuring seasoned beef, iceberg lettuce, shredded cheddar cheese, nacho cheese, crispy-fried red tortilla strips, spicy ranch sauce and tomatoes on a bed of french fries battered and seasoned with Mexican spices.

A traditional dessert gets a milkshake makeover in Sonic’s new Banana Pudding Shake, a limited-time-only treat that blends vanilla ice cream, bananas, banana pudding flavor and Nilla Wafers. The treat is topped with whipped topping, crumbled Nilla Wafers and a cherry.

“From the smooth blend of banana pudding flavor and real ice cream to the dreamy taste of fresh bananas and classic bites of Nilla Wafers, Sonic captures the nostalgic experience of making banana pudding in the kitchen with family in each creamy sip,” said Scott Uehlein, vice president of product innovation and development for Sonic. “With fresh and traditional ingredients, our guests can delight in sweet memories with this delicious new shake.”

Marco’s Pizza is offering pizza versions of two popular sandwiches with its new Philly Pizza and Buffalo Chicken Pizza.

The Philly Pizza features melted white cheese sauce piled with shaved steak, marinated mushrooms, sliced green peppers and onions all topped with a three-cheese blend.

The Buffalo Chicken Pizza is made with buffalo sauce, five cheeses, grilled white meat chicken and sliced red onions served with ranch or blue cheese dipping sauce.

“We understand our customers, and — more importantly — we listen to them," said Chris Tussing, chief marketing officer for Marco’s Pizza. “Our chef has been perfecting these mouthwatering recipes based on input from pizza enthusiasts across the country who are looking for ways to enjoy pizza outside of simply ordering their staple favorites. Marco's is on a mission to celebrate the pizza lover’s mindset by delivering new flavor profiles that are delicious, comforting and craveable.”

View slideshow of new menu items.