Ancient grains sprouting up in new menu items.
Panera Bread is launching its spring menu, featuring a new salad, two new beverages and a new breakfast offering.
The new Southwest Chili Lime Ranch Salad with Chicken features smoked, pulled chicken, romaine lettuce, arugula, adobo corn blend, quinoa tomato sofrito blend, cilantro and masa crisps tossed in chili lime rojo ranch topped with feta and avocado.
The Agave Lemonade is made with cold-pressed lemon juice, dried cane syrup, agave nectar and water.
The Passion Papaya Green Tea is made with naturally caffeine-free green iced tea with flavors of passionfruit and papaya.
The new Greek Yogurt with Mixed Berries features Greek yogurt with honey, maple butter pecan granola with whole grain oats, strawberries and blueberries.
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Zoës Kitchen is launching a new Quinoa Salad, featuring quinoa, carrots, cabbage, green onion, red peppers, tomatoes, celery, feta and a lemon vinaigrette. The salad may be eaten on its own or with chicken, steak, salmon or shrimp.
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Brio Tuscan Grille is adding three new entrees to its lineup.
The Chicken Sorrentino features pesto marinated chicken, Romano crusted eggplant, tomato compote, whipped Ricotta, basil, lemon vinaigrette and Reggiano.
The Fresh Catch with Seasonal Vegetable Salad features grilled and lightly seasoned fish, shaved Brussels sprouts, asparagus, farro, grape tomatoes, arugula, Marcona almonds, Reggiano and lemon vinaigrette.
The Marinated Skirt Steak features a marinated skirt steak on a bed of farro, haricot vert, grape tomatoes, and chickpeas topped with feta, Marcona almonds, dill and toasted spice vinaigrette.
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Bravo Cucina Italiana is offering three new entrees.
The Grilled Balsamic Chicken features balsamic-glazed grilled chicken breast on a bed of orzo, farro, zucchini and roasted red peppers, topped with asparagus and feta.
The Chicken & Rosemary Ravioli features Shiitake mushrooms, grape tomatoes, peas and Parmesan broth and ravioli pockets stuffed with chicken and rosemary.
The Prosciutto Wrapped Cod features a cod filet wrapped with prosciutto, Haricot vert, julienned vegetables and lemon butter sauce.
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California Pizza Kitchen is bolstering its menu with two new bowls.
The Banh Mi Bowl features a blend of quinoa, baby kale, grilled chicken, watermelon radishes, avocado, cucumbers, carrots, bean sprouts, scallions, cilantro, mint, sesame seeds, serrano peppers and a chili-lime vinaigrette.
The Santa Fe Bowl is a Southwestern-inspired blend of cilantro farro, spinach, lime chicken, tomatoes, sweet corn, black beans, red cabbage, avocado, poblano peppers and toasted pepitas served with poblano ranch.
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Sonic Drive-In is expanding its frozen treat lineup with new Custard Concretes. The new desserts are available in six varieties: Vanilla with Heath Bar, Dark Chocolate with Oreo, Strawberry with M&Ms, Peanut Butter with Butterfinger, Banana with Reese’s and Caramel with Snickers.
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Red Lobster is expanding its Create Your Own Seafood Trio platform with three new offerings to choose from.
The new Lobster Cavatappi features sautéed Norway and langostino lobster tossed with cavatappi pasta, garlic sauce and shaved parmesan.
The new Southern-Style Crab Cakes feature a blend of crabmeat and sweet corn finished with a panko crust.
The new Toasted Parmesan Grilled Shrimp feature grilled shrimp brushed with garlic beurre blanc topped with crispy parmesan panko.
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White Castle is adding two new sliders to its menu.
The new Dr. Praeger’s Black Bean Slider features a Dr. Praeger’s patty made with black beans, red peppers and corn served on a signature White Castle bun with the customer’s choice of ranch, sweet Thai or honey mustard sauce.
The Bacon Jam with Smoked Cheddar Slider consists of White Castle’s original slider with the addition of Bacon Jam, a mixture of bacon, onions, brown sugar and spices.
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Dairy Queen is introducing the Kansas City BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, featuring slow-cooked pulled pork topped with Kansas City style barbecue sauce, sliced onions and pickles served on a hot artisan-style pretzel roll.
The chain is also promoting the new Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 movie release with the launch of the Guardians Awesome Mix Blizzard. The frozen treat features mini brownies and cookies baked together, caramel and chocolate chunks blended with vanilla soft serve.
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Perkins is perking up its menu with an array of new offerings for spring.
The Maple Glazed Pork Chop entree features a 10-oz smoked pork chop drizzled with a maple butter sauce.
The Chicken, Bacon & Broccoli Pasta feature lemon herb marinated chicken breast with steamed broccoli, Parmesan cheese and Applewood-smoked bacon served with thin spaghetti and tossed in a lemon butter sauce.
The Sonoma Chicken Salad Sandwich features a blend of smoked pulled chicken, red grapes, celery and walnuts served open-face on a French roll.
The Oven-Baked Vegetable Frittata features a three-egg frittata baked with broccoli, mushrooms, red peppers, onions and Mediterranean Feta.
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Blimpie is introducing a trio of turkey sandwiches.
The Spicy Turkey Sandwich is a cold deli sub served on a white sub roll with turkey, cheddar cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, jalapeños and sriracha aioli.
The Smoky Turkey Sandwich is a hot panini pressed sandwich on pretzel bread with turkey, Havarti cheese, bacon, tomatoes and a smoky aioli.
The Savory Turkey Sandwich is a cold deli sub served on a white sub roll layered with turkey, roast beef, Havarti cheese, spinach, onion and a rosemary peppercorn dressing.
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Tropical Smoothie Café is offering island flavors with its new Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Flatbread. It consists of the chain’s signature toasted flatbread topped with pulled chicken, coleslaw, cheddar cheese, ranch dressing and sweet and savory island barbecue sauce.
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Potbelly Sandwich Shop is unveiling the new Turkey Fresco Sandwich. Featuring all-natural, slow-roasted pulled all-white-meat turkey, the handheld contains roasted red peppers, spinach and basil mayo on toasted bread.
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Bojangles is introducing the Chicken Supremes Sandwich, featuring three seasoned, whole-breast chicken tenderloins, two strips of hardwood-smoked bacon, four dill pickles chips and a zesty sweet sauce with notes of brown sugar, cayenne hot sauce and a hint of molasses all served on a toasted, buttered bun.
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Checker’s and Rally’s is beefing up its burger offerings with two new hefty handhelds.
The Melty Steakzilla features two 100% beef patties, shaved Philly steak, crispy onions, Swiss cheese and peppercorn-seasoned cheese sauce served on a toasted Kaiser bun.
The Peppercorn Steak Burger features a 100% beef patty, shredded steak, Swiss cheese, peppercorn sauce and crispy onion tanglers served on a toasted Kaiser bun.
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