Restaurants offer new cold beverages, smoothies and frozen treats to help consumers beat the heat.
Sonic is serving slushes that pay tribute to the new Transformers movie in a partnership with Paramount Pictures. The new Transformers: The Last Knight Slushes change color when stirred and come in three flavors.
The Optimus Prime Slush features cherry slush topped with a layer of blue raspberry.
The Bumblebee Slush features orange slush topped with a layer of grape flavor.
The Megatron Slush features a base of sweet, clear slush topped with a layer of grape flavor.
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Dairy Queen is evoking nostalgia with its new ‘90s throwback offerings, which are returning favorites from the decade.
The Treatzza Pizza is a dessert pizza featuring a fudge cookie crunch crust layered with vanilla soft served, candy pieces and a chocolate drizzle. Varieties include Choco Brownie, Reese’s, M&M and Heath.
The Misty Slush is a slushy drink available in such fruit flavors as cherry, blue raspberry, grape, strawberry kiwi and lemon lime.
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Jamba Juice is serving two new smoothies featuring watermelon.
The Poolside Fit with Collagen Boost Smoothie features watermelon juice blend, cucumber, lemon, strawberry, peach and collagen.
The Watermelon Breeze Smoothie features watermelon juice blend, strawberry, raspberry sherbet and pineapple.
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Jack in the Box is unveiling its new signature beverage, Jumpin’ Jack Splash. Available where Coca-Cola Freestyle is offered, the non-carbonated beverage starts with Minute Maid Lemonade mixed with cherry, lime and raspberry flavors.
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The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is launching a trio of new blended beverages.
The Cold Brew Ice Blended features cold brew coffee blended with milk and ice.
The Cookies & Cream Ice Blended features a blend of milk, ice and chocolate cookies.
The Single Origin Mocha Ice Blended features Ghana single origin chocolate blended with milk and ice.
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Dunkin’ Donuts is debuting a duo of new donuts and a new summer-inspired coffee flavor.
The new Vanilla Cake Batter Donut features vanilla-flavored cake batter filling and is frosted with chocolate icing and topped with confetti sprinkles.
The Dunkin’ Donuts Sprinkles Donut is frosted with white icing and topped with pink and orange sprinkles shaped like the brand’s “DD” logo.
New S’mores Flavored Coffees feature graham cracker, toasted marshmallow and chocolate flavors, and are available in Dunkin’s hot and iced coffees, lattes, macchiatos and Frozen Dunkin’ Coffee.
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A&W Restaurants is introducing two new peanut butter-packed treats featuring Reese’s peanut butter.
The new Peanut Butter Shake is made with Reese’s peanut butter sauce.
The Peanut Butter Polar Swirl features Reese’s peanut butter sauce and chopped Reese’s peanut butter cups.
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White Castle is adding two new chicken sliders and a new fried side to its lineup.
The Hot Chicken Slider features either crispy fried chicken or savory grilled chicken coated in Nashville-inspired hot sauce and topped with two fried pickles.
The Bacon & Smoked Cheddar Chicken Slider features either crispy fried chicken or savory grilled chicken topped with smoky cheddar cheese and hickory-smoked bacon.
The new Fried Pickles are crunchy dill pickle slices that are coated in seasoned panko breading then fried.
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Red Lobster is introducing six seasonally-inspired dishes as part of its Lobster & Shrimp Summerfest promotion.
The Coastal Lobster and Shrimp dish features Cape Cod kettle chip-crusted shrimp with green onion dip, grilled wild-caught red shrimp with sweet and smoky barbecue sauce and grilled lobster tail served with rice and grilled zucchini and squash.
The Lobster and Shrimp Overboard features stuffed Maine lobster tail, garlic-grilled jumbo shrimp skewer, Langostino lobster and shrimp cavatappi pasta and battered jumbo shrimp served with rice and choice of a side.
The Cape Cod Shrimp and Chips dish features Cape Cod kettle chip-crusted shrimp with green onion dip served with French fries and coleslaw.
The Creamy Langostino Lobster-and-Shrimp Scampi Pasta features Langostino lobster and wild-caught shrimp tossed in a creamy scampi cavatappi pasta with tomatoes, green onions and basil.
The Grilled Lobster and Red Shrimp features wood-grilled Maine lobster tail paired with a garlic-grilled skewer of wild-caught jumbo red shrimp all served with rice and choice of a side.
The new Panko-Crusted Red Shrimp is served with cocktail sauce and a lemon.
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Cracker Barrel is adding a dessert to its Campfire Meals lineup. The new Campfire S’more features a Hershey’s fudgy chocolate brownie with a buttery graham cracker crust topped with a toasted marshmallow and half of a melty Hershey’s milk chocolate bar, served with vanilla ice cream drizzled with Hershey’s Special Dark Syrup.
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Arby’s is expanding its slider offerings with the new Pizza Slider. The small sandwich features pepperoni, genoa salami, Provolone cheese and roasted garlic marinara on a miniature slider bun.
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IHOP is pairing fresh fruits with breakfast staples in its four new menu items.
New Strawberry & Orange French Toast features warm, vanilla-dipped Brioche French toast topped with strawberries and oranges.
Strawberry & Orange Crepes feature sweet crème stuffed crepes topped with strawberries and oranges.
New Berry Berry Banana French Toast features warm, vanilla-dipped Brioche French toast topped with strawberries, blueberries and banana slices.
Berry Berry Banana Crepes feature sweet crème stuffed crepes topped with topped with strawberries, blueberries and banana slices.
Additionally, IHOP is introducing Fundue, featuring five silver dollar buttermilk pancakes served with fresh strawberries, sliced bananas and Nutella for dipping.
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Papa John’s is paying homage to the grilling season with its new Bacon Cheddarburger Pizza. The pizza features beef, hickory-smoked bacon, dill pickles slices, Roma tomato slices, Wisconsin cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese and zesty burger sauce.
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Smashburger is expanding its burger menu with the addition of Turkey Burgers. The patties are made with ground turkey smashed on a 1400-degree flat grill. The burgers are served on toasted artisan buns and may be crafted with the customer’s choice of toppings.
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Long John Silver’s is introducing Homestyle Buttermilk Cod, a seafood dish featuring buttermilk breaded whitefish made with 100% wild caught Alaskan cod.
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Corner Bakery Cafe is introducing its Fresh Flavors menu, featuring two new offerings.
The new Berry Pecan Salad features mixed greens topped with chicken, strawberries, blueberries, blue cheese crumbles, candied pecans and strawberry vinaigrette dressing.
The Chicken Bacon Avocado Club Sandwich features chicken, smoked bacon, avocado, tomato slices, lettuce, mayonnaise and cheddar and Swiss cheese slices on whole grain harvest bread.
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