New loaded fries feature innovative toppings.
Jalapeños are heating up the menu at Wendy’s.
The new Bacon Jalapeño Cheeseburger features a quarter-lb beef patty topped with pickled jalapeños, applewood smoked bacon, American cheese, crispy fried onions, cheese sauce and smoky jalapeño sauce on a toasted bun.
The Bacon Jalapeño Cheese Fries include pickled jalapeños, shredded cheddar, warm cheddar cheese sauce and applewood smoked bacon on a bed of fries.
Taco Bell is introducing Steak Reaper Ranch Fries, topped with sauce made with the Carolina Reaper pepper. The dish consists of seasoned fries topped with reaper ranch sauce, marinated steak, nacho cheese sauce, sour cream and tomatoes.
P.F. Chang’s is adding to its appetizers and sides selection with four new offerings.
The Dynamite Shrimp Lettuce Wraps include tempura-battered shrimp and Asian salsa tossed with a spicy dynamite sauce and served with lettuce cups.
The Tempura Poppers are tempura-battered spicy vegetarian bites with avocado, cucumber and sriracha jalapeño cream cheese all drizzled with dynamite sauce and a sweet and savory sauce.
The new Kimchi Fries are steak fries topped with cheddar, mozzarella, kimchi, edamame, Korean ketchup and gochujang mayo.
The Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts dish includes wok-charred brussels sprouts, peanut and chili pods tossed in kung pao sauce.
IHOP is investing in its all-day menu with the launch of buttermilk crispy chicken. Made with chicken breast and a signature seasoning blend, the chicken stars in eight new menu items.
The Crispy Chicken & Pancakes includes four chicken strips and three buttermilk pancakes served with a choice of buttermilk ranch, honey mustard or IHOP sauce.
The Crispy Chicken Breakfast Combo combines chicken breast with two eggs any style, four hickory-smoked bacon strips, hash browns and two buttermilk pancakes.
The Crispy Chicken & Waffles features four chicken strips and a Belgian waffle served with a choice of buttermilk ranch, honey mustard or IHOP sauce.
The Crispy Chicken & Bacon Cheddar Waffles features a Belgian waffle griddled with cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses, topped with two chicken breasts, crumbled hickory-smoked bacon, more cheese, and finished with a drizzle of sweet maple glaze.
The Signature Buttermilk Crispy Chicken Strips & Fries includes five chicken breast strips served with french fries and a choice of buttermilk ranch, honey mustard or IHOP sauce
The Boneless Buffalo Chicken Strips & Fries features five chicken breast strips tossed in Frank’s RedHot Buffalo sauce served with french fries and buttermilk ranch dressing.
The Original Crispy Chicken Sandwich, served on a buttered and grilled brioche bun, features crispy chicken breast topped with white cheddar cheese, hickory-smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickles and IHOP sauce.
The Spicy Buffalo Crispy Chicken Sandwich includes crispy chicken breast tossed in Frank’s RedHot Buffalo sauce, with lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickles and buttermilk ranch on a buttered and grilled brioche bun.
Panda Express is heating up its menu with new Sichuan Hot Chicken. Made with all-white meat chicken breast, the crispy tenders are tossed in a Sichuan peppercorn sauce and topped with a spice blend. The dish may also be ordered “extra spicy.”
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse is beefing up its burger offerings with three new options.
The Enlightened Banh Mi Turkey Burger features an all-white turkey patty, pickled vegetables, jalapeños, sweet sriracha crema, wasabi guacamole, lettuce and cilantro on a toasted parker house bun.
The Mushroom Swiss Burger includes a fire-grilled beef patty, sautéed mushrooms, Swiss cheese, red onions, lettuce, tomatoes and roasted garlic aioli served on a toasted parker house bun.
The Bistro Burger combines a fire-grilled beef patty with applewood smoked bacon, goat cheese crumbles, caramelized onions, tomatoes, spinach, pickled red onions and roasted garlic aioli on a toasted parker house bun.
New from Firehouse Subs, the Jamaican Jerk Turkey Sub is piled with sliced smoked turkey breast, pepper jack cheese, mayo, lettuce, tomato, onion, sweet mustard sauce and Caribbean seasoning.
A new sandwich and a new dessert are joining the Dickey’s Barbecue Pit menu.
The MVP Sandwich, served on a toasted brioche bun, features pork burnt ends tossed in barbecue sauce made with Coca-Cola topped with cheddar cheese and pickles.
The Triple Play Parfait layers chocolate cake made with Coca-Cola, caramel, chocolate mousse, whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
“Our new MVP Sandwich and Triple Play Parfait encompass all the classic flavors of Dickey’s that our guests know and love, but with a fun summer spin,” said Laura Rea Dickey, chief executive officer of Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.
Friendly’s Restaurants is debuting a trio of new menu items.
The Parmesan Sourdough Cheeseburger includes a beef patty with Dijon mustard, Swiss cheese, mushrooms and grilled onions on sourdough bread grilled with an asiago, parmesan, Romano and garlic cheese crust.
The Lobster Mac & Cheese combines cheesy corkscrew pasta with garlicky lobster, breadcrumbs and crumbles applewood smoked bacon.
The Lobster Quesadilla features seasonal lobster tossed in warm garlic sauce layered with melted Monterey Jack and cheddar cheese in layers of flour tortilla all served with sour cream and salsa.
Cuban Sandwiches have arrived at Pollo Tropical. Available with citrus-marinated grilled chicken or roast pork, the sandwiches are stacked with ham, Swiss cheese, pickles and a zesty mustard mayo.
New from Tropical Smoothie Café is the BBQ Chicken Flatbread, featuring pulled chicken, coleslaw, cheddar cheese and a sweet island barbecue sauce.
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