Poblano peppers are hot on menus.
Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar is launching a new line of Neighborhood Pastas served with new Signature Breadsticks, which are brushed with butter, garlic and parsley.
The Chef Bulgarelli’s Stuffed Rigatoni and Tomato Meat Sauce features ricotta and Romano cheese-stuffed rigatoni tossed in a tomato-basil ground beef sauce with bruschetta tomatoes topped with parsley, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses then baked.
The Creamy Penne Pasta with Sliced Prime Rib dish features penne pasta and thinly sliced prime rib tossed in a Parmesan cream mushroom sauce with sundried tomato and finished with shaved Parmesan cheese and parsley.
The Cajun Pasta with Blackened Chicken or Shrimp features a creamy Cajun sauce over penne pasta, roasted poblano peppers, red bell peppers and sautéed mushrooms topped with parsley and either blackened chicken or shrimp.
Roasted corn is the star of three new offerings at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop.
The Shuck It Brisket Taco features shredded brisket, roasted corn, poblano peppers, cilantro and roasted poblano crema on a corn tortilla.
The Street Cred Corn is a bowl of roasted corn topped with Parmesan cheese, roasted poblano crema and the taco chain’s Fuzzy Dust spice blend.
The Corn to be Wild Quesadilla features shredded chicken, roasted corn, poblano peppers and shredded cheese with poblano ranch on the side.
California Pizza Kitchen’s new Spicy Chorizo Pizza features Mexico chorizo with guajillo pepper sauce, roasted poblanos, onions, quesadilla cheese, avocado and cilantro. tomato sauce topped with Gorgonzola cheese.
Burger King is celebrating the spirit of Halloween with a spooky new sandwich and a dark new drink.
The Nightmare King burger features a quarter-pound flame-grilled beef patty, a white meat crispy chicken fillet, melted American cheese, thick cut bacon, mayonnaise and onions on a glazed green sesame seed bun.
The new Frozen Fanta Scary Black Cherry is a frozen black cherry flavored soda colored pitch black.
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is expanding its lineup of Halloween-themed donuts with the new Trick-or-Treat Doughnut, an original glazed donut dipped and drizzled in salted caramel and topped with pieces of Snickers bars, Twix bars and M&Ms minis.
New from Noodles & Company are two new zoodle dishes.
The Zucchini Spicy Peanut Saute with Grilled Chicken features zucchini noodles in a spicy peanut-flavored sauce with grilled chicken, broccoli, carrots, snap peas, cabbage, peanuts, black sesame and cilantro.
The Zucchini Truffle Mac features zucchini noodles in cheese sauce with black truffle, roasted mushrooms, Parmesan cheese and toasted breadcrumbs.
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews is beefing up its burger offerings with The Master Cheese, a new Black Angus burger with melted extra-sharp cheddar and provolone cheeses, bistro sauce, dill pickle slices, shredded romaine lettuce and tomatoes on a toasted brioche bun.
New from Newk’s Eatery is the French Dip Au Jus. Newk’s take on the sandwich features roast beef, caramelized onions, melted Ammerlander Swiss cheese and spicy creole mustard served with a warm dip of savory au jus.
Newk’s also is introducing the Grilled Steak & Portabella Pizza, featuring flame-grilled petite tenderloin steak, grilled portabella mushrooms, caramelized onions, mozzarella cheese and tomato sauce topped with Gorgonzola cheese.
Wendy’s is serving the new S’Awesome Bacon Classic. Served on a toasted bun, the burger features a beef patty, three strips of applewood smoked bacon, American cheese, pickles, sweet onion and lettuce all slathered with Wendy’s new “smoky, tangy” S’Awesome sauce, the company said.
Pie Five Pizza Co. is serving a new specialty pie: The Spinach Alfredo Pizza. Topped with alfredo sauce, the pizza features mozzarella, feta and Parmesan cheeses, spinach, bacon, grilled chicken, caramelized onions and sundried tomatoes finished with the chain’s “Magic Dust” blend of seasonings and cheeses.
Potbelly Sandwich Shop is debuting a duo of cheesesteak-centric sandwiches.
The Cheesesteak with Kraft Cheez Whiz sandwich features thinly sliced, marinated steak with green peppers and onions topped with melted Kraft Cheez Whiz and Italian seasoning on a regular sub bun.
The Cheesesteak with Provolone sandwich features thinly sliced, marinated steak with green peppers and onions topped with melted provolone cheese and Italian seasoning on a regular sub bun.
Pizza Hut is expanding its dessert offerings with the debut of Crafted By Cinnabon Mini Rolls. Available exclusively on Pizza Hut menus, the Cinnabon mini cinnamon rolls are available in a package of 10 for a suggested retail price of $5.99.
Zaxby’s is pumping up its poultry options with two new fried chicken fillet sandwiches.
The Sweet & Smoky Sandwich features a marinated and breaded buttermilk chicken fillet, sweet and spicy pickles, Smoky Backyard sauce and lettuce on a toasted potato bun.
The Southern TLC Sandwich features a marinated and breaded buttermilk chicken fillet, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise on a toasted potato bun.
Romano’s Macaroni Grill is introducing the Osso Bucco, featuring braised beef served with Italian brown onion gravy, roasted butternut squash, mashed potatoes and crispy sage.