Coffee and tea innovation brewing in the restaurant industry.
Two new coffee flavors are joining Dunkin’ Donuts’ menu for a limited time this winter. The new Buttery Toffee Nut offers the taste of buttery toffee with a toasty nut flavor, the company said, while Winter White Chocolate combines white chocolate and subtle vanilla flavors. Both flavors are available for a limited time in Dunkin’ Donuts’ hot or iced coffees, lattes, macchiatos and frozen coffee.
Additionally, Dunkin’ is debuting Decaf Breakfast Tea, featuring a blend of premium black teas from around the world.
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Starbucks is adding a new collection of Teavana Wellness Teas to its lineup, featuring fruit flavors and warming spices.
Teavana Defense Wellness Tea is made with vitamin C, white tea and blackberry leaves with notes of lime, pineapple and orange.
Teavana Comfort Wellness Tea is a rooibos blend with ginger and lemon and notes of spearmint and peppermint.
Teavana Rev Up Wellness Tea features a blend of black, oolong and green teas combined with mango, apricot and peach flavors.
Teavana Citrus Defender is a combination of the new Teavana Defense Wellness Tea, steamed lemonade, hot water, honey and a blend of citrus and warming spices, including cinnamon.
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New “Golden” beverages bursting with turmeric, honey and ginger are joining the menu at Peet’s Coffee.
The Golden Caffe Latte features steamed milk blended with turmeric and poured over espresso infused with ginger and a touch of honey sweetness.
The Golden Chai Latte features an infusion of Mighty Leaf Tea Masala Chai, turmeric and light spices.
The Golden Cappuccino is a classic cappuccino reimagined with the mix of turmeric, ginger and honey.
The Golden Cold Brew Fog Latte features the chain’s Baridi Cold Brew Blend infused with turmeric, ginger and honey that is whipped with milk and a scoop of ice.
Peet’s new “Golden” beverages are available through April 30.
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Three new breakfast sandwiches contain 300 calories or less and two new cold-brew coffee blends are joining Jamba Juice’s lineup.
The Roasted Tomato, Spinach & Feta Sandwich features a garden egg white patty, roasted tomatoes and spinach feta cheese spread on a toasted bistro bun.
The Bacon, Roasted Tomato & Spinach Sandwich features a garden egg white patty, roasted tomatoes, spinach feta cheese spread and naturally-cured bacon on a toasted bistro bun.
The Turkey Sausage, Roasted Red Pepper & Gouda Sandwich features a garden egg white patty, spicy turkey sausage, gouda cheese and zesty roasted red pepper spread on a toasted bistro bun.
The new La Vida Mocha is a blend of cold-brew coffee, the chain’s Chocolate Moo’d base, nonfat frozen yogurt and ice.
The Lotta Horchata is a blend of cold-brew coffee, cinnamon, chia seeds, honey, almonds milk, nonfat frozen yogurt and ice.
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Burger King is adding a new chicken sandwich and a new burger to its menu.
The Rodeo Crispy Chicken Sandwich, featuring a breaded 100% white meat seasoned chicken filet topped with three half-strips of thick-cut smoked bacon, crispy onion rings, barbecue sauce, mayonnaise and American cheese on a potato bun.
The new Double Quarter Pound King burger features more than a ½ lb of flame-grilled 100% beef topped with American cheese, sliced onions, pickles, ketchup and mustard on a toasted sesame seed bun.
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MOD Pizza is introducing its first seasonal pizza of 2018 — The Phoenix. Featuring a white sauce base, the pie is topped with roasted button mushrooms, peppery arugula, mild Italian sausage, asiago cheese, roasted red bell peppers and rosemary all topped with a drizzle of balsamic fig glaze.
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Einstein Bros. Bagels is debuting a duo of new breakfast sandwiches available through May 2.
The Cheesy Wakin’ Bacon Sandwich features a choice of one or two cage-free eggs, thick-cut bacon and cheddar on a six-cheese bagel.
The No Yolk Sandwich features cage-free egg whites, turkey bacon, tomato, avocado and roasted tomato spread on an ancient grain Thintastic bagel.
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A trio of new dishes are coming to First Watch as part of the restaurant chain’s new limited-time Jump Start menu, available through March 18.
The SoCal Breakfast Burrito features egg whites, Springer Mountain Farms all-natural grilled chicken breast, quinoa, black beans, kale, roasted onions, smashed avocado, pico de gallo and feta, cheddar and Monterey jack cheese wrapped in a hearty-grain tortilla. The burrito is served with a side of warm salsa verde and fresh fruit.
The Huevos Rancheros Tostadas dish features two crispy corn tostadas topped with smashed avocado, two sunny-side up cage-free eggs, chorizo, salsa verde, chive crema, feta and cilantro. The tostadas are served with chipotle black bean slaw.
New Super Seed Protein Pancakes are made from multigrain pancake batter with rolled oats, cottage cheese, kasha, sunflower seeds, flax seeds and chia seeds. Three medium-sized pancakes are topped with sliced bananas, blueberries, maple-almond butter, warm berry compote and super seed crunch.
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El Pollo Loco is adding four new offerings to its ‘Under 500 Calories’ menu for a limited time.
The Double Chicken Fit Plate contains 410 calories and features a double portion of citrus-marinated fire-grilled chicken, avocado, spinach, black beans, corn, cotija and pico de gallo.
The Shrimp Avocado Plate contains 380 calories and features baja shrimp, avocado, spinach, brown rice, carrots, cabbage and pico de gallo.
The Pollo Fit Burrito contains 460 calories and features citrus-marinated fire-grilled chicken, avocado, spinach, cheese, carrots, cabbage and pico de gallo wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla.
The Power Bowl contains 470 calories and features citrus-marinated fire-grilled chicken, avocado, brown rice, sour cream and black beans.
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Bruegger’s Bagels is debuting a duo of new sandwiches featuring the chain’s new sriracha honey cream cheese, made with sriracha hot chili sauce and sweet clover honey.
The new Sriracha Honey Sunrise Breakfast Sandwich features a seasoned cracked egg, peppered bacon, cheddar cheese and sriracha honey cream cheese on a toasted everything bagel.
The Sweet Heat Turkey Sandwich features roasted turkey, cheddar cheese, red and green bell peppers, sriracha sauce and sriracha honey cream cheese on butter-toasted marbled rye bread.
The new offerings will be available through May 2.
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Au Bon Pain is adding a new sandwich, two new breakfast items and new cupcakes to its menu.
The new Turkey Bacon Melt features roast turkey, hardwood-smoked bacon, melted Swiss and cheddar cheese, honey mustard, truffle mayo and arugula on herb focaccia.
The Rise & Shine Roll is a warm, slightly sweet and savory pastry filled with bacon, egg, herbs and cheddar cheese.
New Overnight Oats feature oats soaked overnight in vanilla Greek yogurt and skim milk with bananas, almonds, dark chocolate chips and wild blueberries.
The new Vanilla Cupcake is a vanilla cupcake topped with all-natural vanilla butter cream frosting, and the Chocolate Cupcake is a chocolate cupcake topped with all-natural chocolate butter cream frosting.
Au Bon Pain’s new winter menu items are available through March 26.
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Shake Shack is serving the new Griddled Chick’n Club, featuring a griddled all-natural cage-free chicken breast with Niman Ranch smoked bacon, lettuce, Roma tomato and buttermilk herb mayo on a potato bun. The sandwich will be available starting Jan. 26 for a limited time.
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Bravo Cucina Italiana is expanding its menu with two new entrees.
The Linguine with Clam Sauce features in-shell clams, Applewood bacon and baby clams.
The Bacon Wrapped Balsamic Glazed Meatloaf is served with Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, haricot vert and crispy onion straws.
Bravo’s new dishes are available through March 11.
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Whataburger is beefing up its burger options with the new Mushroom Swiss Burger. The limited-time offer features two all-beef patties, two layers of grilled mushrooms, two slices of Swiss cheese and a creamy au jus sauce.
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Wienerschnitzel is adding Cereal Shakes to its menu in three varieties: Cocoa Krispies, Trix and Cinnamon Toast Crunch. The shakes, available through April, are blended with cereal pieces and topped with whipped cream and more cereal.
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Freshii is putting a better-for-you spin on a popular soup variety with its new limited-time offering, Tortilla Soup. Featuring a base of spicy chicken tortilla broth, the soup contains brown rice, kale, black beans, corn, tomatoes, cilantro and avocado and is served with gluten-free tortilla chips.
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Potbelly Sandwich Shop is adding a fresh new side to its menu. The new Garden Side Salad is made with a lettuce blend, grape tomatoes and cucumbers with the choice of any Potbelly dressing.
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