New sandwiches and bowls are bolstered with brisket.
Qdoba Mexican Eats is adding a trio of new bowls that cater to various consumer lifestyles, including keto and vegan.
The Smoked Brisket Keto Bowl contains smoked brisket and guacamole on a bed of lettuce topped with pico de gallo, salsa verde and shredded cheese.
The Grilled Fajita Vegan Bowl features sautéed fajita vegetables, guacamole, corn salsa, pico de gallo and salsa verde piled atop seasoned brown rice and black beans.
The Chicken Protein Bowl includes a double portion of grilled adobo chicken and sautéed fajita vegetables, guacamole, pico de gallo, salsa verde, lettuce and black beans.
Arby’s is adding another meat-stacked sandwich to its menu. The new Bourbon BBQ Barrel Stack is piled with a buttermilk chicken fillet, pit smoked ham, smoked brisket, brown sugar bacon, Kentucky bourbon barbecue sauce, melted cheddar cheese and crispy onions all served on a star-cut bun.
The Pit-Smoked Brisket Sandwich has arrived at Quiznos. Loaded with brisket smoked for 13 hours, the sandwich includes cheddar, pickles, red onions and a sweet and smoky barbecue sauce.
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and Hershey Co. have teamed up to introduce two new flavor innovations. Reese’s Original Filled Doughnuts are available at Krispy Kreme locations for a limited time.
The Reese’s Original Filled Chocolate Lovers Doughnut is a chocolate Original Glazed donut filled with Reese’s peanut butter Kreme, dipped in chocolate fudge icing, and decorated with a Reese’s peanut butter icing drizzle.
The Reese’s Original Filled Peanut Butter Lovers Doughnut is a chocolate Original Glazed donut filled with chocolate peanut butter Kreme, dipped in Reese’s peanut butter icing, and decorated with a chocolate icing drizzle.
Olive Garden is offering Lasagna Mia, starting with the new Four-Cheese Lasagna Rollata that features layers of pasta and cheeses rolled and baked. Customers may choose traditional meat sauce, marinara, alfredo or five cheese marinara and one of the following toppings: stuffed ziti fritta, garden vegetables, braised beef, grilled chicken, sautéed shrimp or meatballs.
Beginning Sept. 9, Panera Bread locations nationwide are rolling out the bakery-cafe chain’s fall menu, featuring the taste of cinnamon in beverages and foods.
The seasonal offerings include two beverages and two baked foods. On the beverage side, there’s the Cinnamon Spice Cold Brew and the Cinnamon Spice Latte. The Cinnamon Spice Cold Brew is made with cold brew, half and half, and cinnamon syrup served over ice, and the Cinnamon Spice Latte is made with espresso, foamed milk, and cinnamon flavor.
The bakery case will feature fall flavors as well. The Apple Pie Thumbprint Cookie features an almond butter cookie with cinnamon apple filling and powdered sugar on top. The Cinnamon Apple Scone has an apple cinnamon filling and has cinnamon crunch and salted caramel icing on top.
Sonic is adding edible cookie dough to its dessert lineup with a new Sonic Blast and a new sundae featuring the ingredient.
The Big Scoop Cookie Dough Blast blends vanilla ice cream with chocolate chip cookie dough pieces and is topped with an oversized scoop of edible chocolate chip cookie dough.
The Big Scoop Cookie Dough Sundae features vanilla ice cream drizzled with caramel and topped with a scoop of edible chocolate chip cookie dough and cookie dough pieces.
Carl’s Jr. is introducing the Guacamole Double Cheeseburger, featuring two charbroiled beef patties topped with melted pepper jack cheese, guacamole, lettuce and tomato served on a toasted bun.
Dairy Queen is bolstering its Blizzard lineup with the new Peanut Butter Pie Made With Snickers Blizzard Treat. The dessert features Snickers pieces combined with peanut butter topping, graham and vanilla soft serve.
New from Denny’s is the Sirloin Steak & Eggs, featuring a seasoned U.S.D.A. choice sirloin steak, crispy hash brown and two eggs.
Baskin-Robbins’ new flavor of the month is Oreo Mudslide Ice Cream, featuring mudslide-flavored ice cream, Oreo pieces and fudge ribbon swirls.
Jimmy John’s is debuting a duo of new sandwiches that feature regional staples with a twist.
The Jimmy Cubano revamps a Florida favorite by combining bacon, smoked ham, provolone cheese, pickles, mayo and Dijon.
The Spicy East Coast Italian elevates the classic Italian sandwich by doubling the layers of genoa salami, capicola and provolone cheese and topping them with hot cherry peppers, mayo, sliced onions, lettuce and tomatoes.
Bojangles’ is adding pimento cheese to the menu, made with three types of cheese, diced pimentos and mayonnaise. The cheese stars in a new sandwich, the Cajun Filet Biscuit with Pimento Cheese, which features a Cajun-spiced chicken breast filet topped with pimento cheese served on a buttermilk biscuit.
Taco Bueno is introducing Dunked Chimichangas, filled with a choice of ground beef, shredded southwest chicken or flame-grilled steak plus pico de gallo, refried beans and melted cheddar and pepper jack cheese. The chimichangas come with a choice of dunking sauce: chipotle ranch, jalapeño ranch, queso or chili sauce.
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