Pizza operators innovating to stand out in a crowded category.
Pizza Hut is introducing a stuffed crust version of its signature pan pizza called the Double Cheesy Pan Pizza. The pie features a ring of melted cheese lining the edge of a pan pizza crust that is toasted and sprinkled with Parmesan oregano.
Pie Five Pizza is permanently adding Cauliflower Crust to its menu nationwide. The crust is gluten-free, vegetarian and contains 40 net carbs and 2 grams of sugar.
A new pizza and a new salad are joining the MOD Pizza menu.
The Sophie pizza, a play on artichoke dip, features a white sauce base, arugula, mozzarella cheese, artichokes and bacon topped with grated Parmesan cheese and a drizzle of MOD’s Sri-Rancha sauce, which blends sriracha and ranch dressing.
The Roasted Asparagus Salad combines roasted asparagus and carrots with romaine lettuce, mixed greens, Parmesan cheese, croutons and Italian dressing.
California Pizza Kitchen is debuting a duo of globally-inspired menu items.
The Sonoma Grilled Chicken Flatbread features roasted marinated red grapes, grilled chicken, double cream brie and Parmesan cheeses, caramelized onions and arugula on a toasted flatbread.
The Shanghai Power Bowl includes seared shrimp, black heirloom Lotus Foods brand Forbidden Rice, baby broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, carrots and watermelon radish all served warm in a Shanghai sauce featuring coconut milk, ginger, lime and spices.
KFC’s new Crispy Colonel Sandwich features a breaded and fried chicken filet with mayo and pickles on a bun. The sandwich is also available in Smoky Mountain BBQ, Georgia Gold and Nashville Hot varieties, which incorporate either barbecue sauce, honey mustard barbecue sauce or hot sauce into the chicken.
Two treats collide in Sonic Drive-In’s new Cookie Jar Shakes, featuring a fusion of ice cream and cookies. Each shake is finished with a swirl of whipped topping and a cherry.
The Chips Ahoy! Choco Chunky Chocolate Shake combines crumbled Chips Ahoy! Choco Chunk cookies with chocolate syrup and Sonic ice cream.
The Oreo Caramel Shake mixes Oreo cookies with caramel syrup and Sonic ice cream.
The Nutter Butter Banana Shake blends Nutter Butter cookie pieces with banana.
Arby’s is adding the new Bourbon BBQ Chicken Sandwich to its menu for a limited time. The sandwich features a crispy buttermilk chicken filet topped with brown sugar bacon, crispy onion strings, cheddar cheese and barrel-aged Kentucky bourbon barbecue sauce all served on a star cut bun.
Four new shrimp offerings and one new side are joining the Red Lobster lineup as part of the chain’s Create Your Own Shrimp Trios event.
The Crab-Topped Shrimp Skewer features savory grilled shrimp covered with a creamy crab topping.
The Parmesan Truffle Shrimp Scampi includes shrimp baked in a truffle-infused butter sauce and topped with truffle Parmesan panko breadcrumbs.
The Spring Roll-Crusted Shrimp features shrimp fried in spring roll flakes served with chili ginger dipping sauce.
The Shrimp-and-Lobster Pasta features shrimp and Norway and Langostino lobster in a garlic Alfredo sauce served over a bed of linguini pasta.
The new Zucchini Zoodles are spiralized zucchini noodles sautéed with butter and topped with shaved Parmesan cheese.
Starbucks is now serving Cold Foam, a twist on the classic steamed foam that has been a staple in coffee houses for years. Frothed cold instead of hot by blending nonfat milk until smooth, the foam may be added to any iced beverage and is the star of two new offerings.
The Cold Foam Cascara Cold Brew features Starbucks’ cold brew coffee sweetened with vanilla syrup topped with cascara cold foam and cascara toppings, adding notes of brown sugar and maple to the beverage.
The Cold Foam Cascara Nitro Cold Brew features Starbucks’ Nitro cold brew coffee without ice and is topped with cascara cold foam and topping.
Boston Market is pumping up its protein offerings with its new Rotisserie Prime Rib Meal. The dish features a U.S.D.A. Choice prime rib that has been slow-spun in rotisserie ovens, cornbread, horseradish cream sauce and au jus with a choice of two sides.
Burger King is introducing Frosted Frozen Coke and Frosted Frozen Fanta Lemonade. The treats combine vanilla soft serve with a soda ice slush made with either Coca-Cola or Fanta lemonade.
Checkers and Rally’s is launching the new Bistro Stack Burger, featuring an all-beef patty topped with Bistro sauce, Parmesan-dusted crispy onions, Swiss cheese and grilled onions on a toasted brioche bun. The burger is available in single, double or triple options, which increase the amount of beef patties and cheese slices.
Charleys Philly Steaks is heating up its menu with the new Jalapeño Cheesesteak, featuring 100% U.S.D.A. choice steak, grilled onions, grilled jalapeños and melted natural provolone cheese.
TacoTime is introducing Cilantro Lime Bowls, featuring cilantro lime rice, shredded cheddar and pepper jack cheeses, corn and black bean salsa with a choice of grilled all-white meat chicken or pork carnitas topped with cilantro roasted jalapeño ranch and a lime wedge.