KANSAS CITY — Holiday-inspired menu items are officially back in the United States, as more restaurants continue to debut their latest LTOs.
Krispy Kreme, Inc. launched its “Flavors of Fall” collection, which will be available through Thanksgiving. The seasonal collection features three new donuts and three returning donuts. The new options include a caramel pecan brownie donut, a classic blackberry crisp filled donut, and a cinnamon latte lover donut. Returning as part of the “Flavors of Fall” collection are the spiced apple filled donut, the chocolate iced donut and the pumpkin spice cake donut.
Red Lobster Seafood Co. also added a variety of new seasonal entrees, including a lobster and shrimp holiday feast, which is served with mashed potatoes and a new cheddar bay stuffing, lobster and cheddar bay-stuffed shrimp, and a lobster and shrimp overboard, which comes with a Maine lobster tail, lobster and shrimp linguine and a grilled shrimp skewer.
Also on the savory side of foodservice is California Pizza Kitchen, who rolled out its holiday menu, which features three new menu items. The new limited-edition items feature a hand-shaken espresso martini, Neapolitan burrata pizza and shaking beef with pasta.
“CPK is committed to delivering bold and innovative flavors year round,” said Paul Pszybylski, vice president of culinary innovation. “Our holiday menu items bring heartier dishes and classics to the CPK experience. My personal favorite is our new shaking beef with pasta — its rich flavor paired with a hand-shaken espresso martini makes the perfect holiday meal.”