Restaurants team up with C.P.G. brands to offer new mashups.
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and the Hershey Co. have joined forces to develop the Reese’s Outrageous Doughnut. The candy-donut mashup features a chocolate yeast dough donut dipped in Hershey’s chocolate fudge icing topped with mini Reese’s Pieces, Reese’s peanut butter sauce and salted caramel sauce.
Dairy Queen has teamed up with The Hershey Co. to launch new Reese’s Outrageous Blizzard Treat, featuring Reese’s peanut butter cups, Reese’s pieces, peanut butter and caramel blended with vanilla soft serve.
Baskin-Robbins is introducing the Ice Cream Freeze, which may be made with a choice of a bottled or canned beverage and any hard scoop ice cream flavor. The highlighted combinations are the Monster Energy or NOS Energy and Wild 'n Reckless Sherbet Freeze, the Sprite and Rainbow Sherbet Freeze and the Coke and Vanilla Ice Cream Freeze.
Additionally, the ice cream chain is launching a new ice cream flavor, Caramel Cream Puff Ice Cream. The treat features pastry cream-flavored mousse ice cream and salted caramel ice cream with burnt sugar crystals, pastry pieces and a burnt caramel swirl.
Little Caesars is beefing up its pizza offerings with the new 5 Meat Feast. The meat-centric pizza is topped with pepperoni, bacon, sausage, beef and ham.
A trio of new menu items is joining the lineup at Noodles & Company.
The Zucchini Pesto with Grilled Chicken features zucchini noodles with basil pesto and garlic, cream, grilled chicken, mushrooms, tomato and Parmesan.
The Zucchini Romesco features an almond-roasted red pepper sauce, cream, sundried tomato, garden vegetables and feta on a bed of zucchini noodles.
The Bacon Jalapeño Mac & Cheese starts with the restaurant’s Wisconsin Mac & Cheese topped with bacon and crispy jalapeños.
Sonic Drive-In is adding a berry boost to its milkshake offerings with new Real Fruit Berry Shakes, made with Sonic ice cream combined with fresh berries. Varieties include Real Fruit Berry Strawberry, made with strawberries; Real Fruit Berry Blueberry, made with blueberries; and Real Fruit Berry Triple Berry, made with strawberries, blackberries and raspberry and wild berry flavors.
Qdoba Mexican Eats is spicing up its menu with new Chicken Diablo Nachos. Topped with pickled jalapeños, extra spicy habanero salsa and Qdoba’s Queso Diablo, the nachos feature grilled adobo chicken, pico de gallo and a light drizzle of sour cream.
Jack in the Box is introducing Jack’s Teriyaki Steak Bowl, featuring strips of steak glazed with teriyaki sauce, vegetables such as broccoli and carrots, and a choice of white or brown rice
Denny’s is debuting a new burger lineup called Burger Town, U.S.A., featuring three 100%-beef burgers served with fries.
The America’s Diner Cheeseburger features caramelized onions, classic American cheese and an All-American sauce served on a brioche bun.
The Spicy Sriracha Burger features cheddar cheese, bacon, jalapeños, creamy sriracha sauce, lettuce, tomato, red onions and pickles on a brioche bun.
The Bacon Avocado Cheeseburger features bacon, avocado, melted cheese, mayo, lettuce, tomato, red onions and pickles on a brioche bun.
New from Church’s Chicken are Smoky BBQ MegaBites, featuring all white-meat chicken bites marinated in Church’s seasoning blend then battered in a crunchy coating, fried and tossed in a mesquite barbecue seasoning.
The 2023 show saw indulgent treats expand in snacking occasions.
Sauces, dressings and seasonings land on shelves.