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Starbucks is bolstering its cold beverage portfolio with three new offerings.
The Mango Dragonfruit Starbucks Refresher, a permanent menu addition, features mango and dragonfruit flavors shaken with ice and diced dragon fruit.
Starbucks also is launching Cold Foam Tea Lemonades, available for a limited time. The Summer Sunrise version features pineapple infusion and lemonade sweetened with classic syrup all topped with cold foam infused with Teavana Passion Tango herbal tea. The Summer Sunset variety features Teavana Passion Tango tea, pineapple flavor and lemonade topped with the Passion Tango herbal tea cold foam.
Dunkin’ Donuts is debuting a spate of new offerings, including a new cold brew variety, two new donuts and the national launch of Donut Fries.
Donut Fries feature five individual pieces of croissant-style donut dough tossed in cinnamon sugar and served warm.
The new Chocolate Coconutty Donut features a coconut crème filling with coconut flakes and is topped with chocolate icing and crumbled shortbread cookie pieces.
The Shark Bite Donut features white icing and shark-shaped sprinkles.
The Brown Sugar Cold Brew features the chain’s cold brew coffee with the addition of naturally flavored brown sugar syrup.
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop’s new Mango Mahi Taco features seasoned and grilled mahi mahi topped with a salsa of mango, tomato, red onion and cilantro all drizzled with citrus habanero sauce in a corn tortilla.
Fuzzy’s new Baja Shrimp Bowl features shrimp with roasted corn, black beans, cilantro-lime rice, tomatoes, red onion and avocado slices over lettuce served with cilantro ranch.
Pinkberry’s new summer frozen yogurt flavor is Passion Mango, which may be eaten plain or with mango slices and honey almond granola.
New from Taco Bell is the Watermelon Freeze, a watermelon-flavored slush drink with candy seeds to mimic the look of a watermelon.
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is offering two new donuts featuring the flavors of summer.
The Strawberries & Kreme Doughnut is stuffed with both strawberry filling and Kreme filling and is topped with a strawberry icing and decorate white icing swirl.
The Banana Pudding Doughnut is filled with a banana custard blended with Kreme and is topped with yellow icing and Nilla wafer pieces.
Burger King is launching the new American Brewhouse King Sandwich, featuring two flame-grilled beef patties topped with three half-strips of thick-cut smoked bacon, crispy onions, tavern sauce, American cheese and mayonnaise on a sesame seed bun.
Church’s Chicken is launching new Bourbon Black Pepper Smokehouse Chicken, featuring a half chicken marinated in a savory and smoky seasoning, glazed with a sweet bourbon glaze then topped with cracked black pepper.
New from Wendy’s is the Buffalo Ranch Crispy Chicken Sandwich, featuring buffalo ranch sauce on a Wendy’s crispy chicken patty topped with chopped lettuce and a slice of Monterey Jack.
New from KFC is Pickle Fried Chicken, composed of the chain’s Extra Crispy Chicken coated in a pickle sauce, which features dill and vinegar flavors, onion and garlic notes, buttermilk and a white and black pepper blend, KFC said. The chicken will be available as a Crispy Colonel Sandwich, Extra Crispy Tenders, Chicken Littles and Extra Crispy chicken for a limited time.
McDonald’s is expanding its Signature Crafted Recipe lineup with the new Bacon Smokehouse Burger. Made with thick-cut applewood smoked bacon, sweet and smoky bacon-onion sauce, crispy fried onion strings, white cheddar cheese and a mild sweet mustard sauce, the burger may be prepared with either a single or double quarter-pound beef patty. Customers may also purchase the Bacon Smokehouse with Buttermilk Crispy Chicken or Artisan Grilled Chicken instead of beef.
Fazoli’s is introducing Italian Breadstick Sliders, featuring the chain’s signature breadsticks made into slider buns.
The Smashed Meatball Breadstick Slider features two meatballs topped with marinara, sliced mozzarella and a basil pesto drizzle.
The Spicy Italian Breadstick Slider features sliced Genoa salami and capicola topped with sliced mozzarella, pepperoncini and parmesan peppercorn ranch.
The Pepperoni Pizza Breadstick Slider is filled with pepperoni, sliced mozzarella and marinara.
MOD Pizza’s new The Isaac pizza features an olive oil base topped with garlic, ricotta cheese, sliced red onion and roasted red tomatoes finished with a swirl of balsamic vinaigrette and a sprinkle of basil.
Five new appetizers are joining the TGI Fridays menu.
The new Cheeseburger Sliders feature two U.S.D.A. Choice beef burgers topped with Fridays sauce, American cheese, roasted onions, lettuce, tomatoes and pickles.
The Bucket of Bones is a bucket filled with pork ribs basted with whiskey glaze, traditional wings tossed in barbecue sauce and seasoned fries.
The Loaded Fries feature queso, Monterey Jack, cheddar, bacon and green onions on a bed of seasoned fries, all served with a side of barbecue ranch.
The Wings Roulette Platter allows customers to mix and match three boneless or traditional wing flavors.
The Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls are crispy eggrolls filled with roast beef, peppers, onions and cheese that are served with craft beer-cheese dipping sauce.
Pei Wei is adding two new small plates and a new dessert to its lineup.
The Signature Chicken Lettuce Wraps feature ground white meat chicken wok-seared with shiitake mushrooms, water chestnuts, scallions and garlic served with iceberg lettuce.
The Miso Side Salad is a combination of heritage mixed greens topped with grape tomatoes, julienne carrots, scallions and red bell peppers tossed with white miso ginger dressing.
The Thai Donuts dessert features six fried donuts tossed with Saigon cinnamon and cane sugar served with a sweetened condensed milk dipping sauce.
Del Taco is debuting the new Chicken Quesadilla Snacker as part of its brand refresh. The quesadilla features grilled chicken and grated cheddar cheese grilled in a flour tortilla.
Shoney’s is launching a new line of limited-time regional-themed sandwiches called the Summer Road Trip Menu.
The Memphis-Style Pulled Pork Sandwich features pulled pork covered in barbecue sauce topped with coleslaw and served on a toasted brioche bun.
The American Cuban features seasoned pork and grilled smokehouse ham topped with Swiss cheese, pickle chips and mustard on a toasted hoagie roll.
The Texas Burger features a 100% beef patty topped with grilled pickled jalapeños and onions, Swiss cheese, A-1 sauce, mayonnaise, shredded lettuce and tomatoes all served on a toasted brioche bun.
The Buffalo Chicken Sandwich features crispy chicken breast in buffalo sauce served with lettuce, tomatoes and mayonnaise on a toasted brioche bun.
The Philly Steak & Cheese features shaved ribeye grilled with bell peppers, sweet onions and mushrooms topped with American cheese and served on a toasted hoagie.
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