New Halloween-themed offerings are haunting restaurant menus.
Starbucks is serving a fearsome new Frappuccino to celebrate the Halloween holiday. The Zombie Frappuccino is an ice-blended beverage featuring an apple and caramel-flavored green creme base (to represent the zombie body) topped with pink whipped cream (brains) and a red mocha drizzle (blood). The undead-inspired beverage is available for a limited time through Oct. 31 while supplies last.
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A spooky new offering is joining Krispy Kreme Doughnuts’ Halloween donut lineup. The new Mummy Donut is a crème-filled yeast donut topped with white icing and a pair of sugar eyeballs.
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Chuck E. Cheese’s is offering a new Halloween-inspired pizza. The Candy Corn Pizza, featuring pizza slices that look like candy corn, is a white pizza topped with garlic mozzarella cheese in the center with a ring of sharp cheddar cheese around the outside to create the multi-colored appearance.
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Burger King is adding a new chicken nugget variety and a new shake to its offerings.
The new Spicy Chicken Nuggets are made with a spicy homestyle breading that gives them a “fiery kick,” the company said.
The new Cinnamon Toast Crunch Shake features vanilla-flavored soft serve, sweet syrup and Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal blended into a shake.
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Dunkin’ Donuts is serving a sweet new sippable beverage: Almond Joy Hot Chocolate and Frozen Almond Joy Hot Chocolate. The candy bar-inspired beverages feature a combination of milk chocolate, almond and coconut flavors.
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Wendy’s is adding Chicken Tenders to its lineup. The 100% all-white meat chicken breasts are lightly breaded and seasoned with simple ingredients. The chain also is offering new S’Awesome Sauce for dipping, which combines tangy, sweet and smoky flavor profiles.
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Taco Bell is introducing the Crispy Chicken Quesadilla, featuring a three-cheese blend, creamy jalapeño sauce and Naked Chicken Chips, made of marinated, all-white meat chicken seasoned with Mexican spices.
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Quiznos has put its own spin on classic gyros to serve two new Greek-inspired offerings.
The Gyro Flatbread folds seasoned beef, lamb, lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, feta cheese, banana peppers and cucumber tzatziki sauce into a flatbread.
The Gyro Sub Sandwich features layers of seasoned beef and lamb slices topped with lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, feta cheese, banana peppers and cucumber tzatziki sauce served on a toasted hoagie roll.
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Main Event Entertainment is serving two new sandwich dishes.
The Southern Crispy Chicken Sandwich features Southern-style crispy chicken breast, caramelized onion-bacon jam ranch dressing, shredded lettuce, tomato and red onion.
The Roast Beef Dippers feature shaved roast beef, horseradish mayonnaise, shredded lettuce, tomato and red onion served on buttery garlic knot buns with a side of au jus.
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Bob Evans Restaurants is introducing Parmesan Grilled Chicken. The dish features a marinated chicken breast, broccoli and griddled red-skin potatoes topped with a creamy Parmesan cheese sauce and crispy bacon crumble.
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Checkers and Rally’s is beefing up its burger offerings with a slate of new menu items.
The new Single, Double or Triple Buford Burger features either one, two or three 100% beef patties topped with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise served on a toasted bun.
The new Fry Lover’s Burger features an all-beef seasoned patty, melted American cheese, dill pickles, ketchup, mayonnaise and seasoned fries served on a toasted bun.
Additionally, Checkers and Rally’s is adding Funnel Cake Fries to the menu. The on-the-go dessert features funnel cake in the shape of fries dusted with powdered sugar and served with strawberries and whipped cream.
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A new sandwich is sliding onto the McAlister’s Deli menu for fall. The Garlic Herb Roast Beef Sandwich features roast beef topped with cheddar cheese, herb mayo, tomato and spring mix served on toasted 9 grain bread.
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El Pollo Loco is betting big on bowls with its new line of Handcrafted Bowls.
The Chicken & Street Corn Bowl features chicken, avocado, corn, cotija, citrus chili seasoning, beans, rice, creamy cilantro and cilantro.
The Mango Shrimp Bowl contains shrimp, avocado, mango salsa, black beans, rice, cotija and cilantro.
The Double Garlic Chicken Bowl features chicken, garlic butter, cabbage, beans, rice and pico.
The Chicken Guacamole Jalapeno Bowl contains chicken, guacamole, sour cream, pickled jalapeños, cheese, beans, rice and pico.
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Sweet and heat combine in MOD Pizza’s new seasonal pie. The Kane features MOD red sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, spinach, red onion, gorgonzola and pickled sweet hot peppers.
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Two new entrees are joining the menu at Pollo Tropical.
The new Guava BBQ Ribs feature pork ribs basted in a sweet guava barbecue sauce.
The new Grilled Chicken BLT Sandwich features fire-grilled chicken breast, double-smoked premium bacon, Swiss cheese, lettuce, sliced tomato and chipotle mayo sauce.
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Burger 21 is debuting a duo of cuisine combinations.
The new Pizza Burger features a Certified Angus Beef patty topped with basil pesto, tomato sauce, melted provolone and Parmesan cheeses, pepperoni and a blend of Italian herbs and spices.
The White Wedding Cake Shake features vanilla ice cream blended with white wedding cake and Monin Almond Syrup all topped with white wedding cake crumbles and whipped cream.
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