With chicken consumption on the rise, restaurants are waiting in the wings to win market share with poultry innovation.
A trio of Chicken Caesar Sandwiches has arrived at Burger King.
The Crispy Chicken Caesar Sandwich has a battered and breaded 100% white meat seasoned chicken fillet layered with lettuce, tomato, Caesar sauce, bacon and shaved Parmesan cheese all on a potato bun.
The Spicy Chicken Caesar Sandwich features a battered and breaded 100% white meat chicken fillet seasoned with spices and topped with lettuce, tomato, Caesar sauce, bacon and shaved Parmesan cheese served on a potato bun.
The Grilled Chicken Caesar Sandwich includes a grilled white meat seasoned chicken filet piled with lettuce, tomato, Caesar sauce, bacon and shaved Parmesan cheese on a potato bun.
Wendy’s is serving the new Spicy Buffalo Chicken Salad, featuring pepper jack cheese, diced tomatoes, matchstick carrots, spicy chicken breast and a mix of crispy onions and buffalo croutons on a blend of lettuce all topped with Marzetti Simply Dressed buffalo ranch dressing.
Buffalo Wild Wings is launching a new hand-breaded chicken platform featuring menu items beer-battered with Lagunitas IPA.
The Southern Chicken Sandwich features a beer-battered chicken breast with Swiss cheese, bacon aioli, Napa slaw and pickles served on a challah bun.
The Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich features a beer-battered chicken breast smothered in Nashville hot sauce and topped with Napa slaw, Fresno chili peppers, ranch dressing and pickles served on a challah bun.
The new Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders are beer-battered chicken tenders served with a choice of sauce.
New from Church’s Chicken, Flamin’ Honey MegaBites feature all white meat chicken bites that are battered and breaded, cooked and tossed in a proprietary sweet and spicy seasoning made with Church’s honey.
Boston Market is bolstering its rotisserie chicken offerings with the new Sesame Rotisserie Chicken. The new protein features the chain’s rotisserie chicken topped with a sweet and savory sesame glaze and a sprinkling of sesame seeds.
Johnny Rockets is introducing a pretzel-inspired menu and adding new shakes to its lineup.
The Honey Mustard Pretzel Burger features melted cheddar cheese, applewood smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato and honey mustard served on a warm Bavarian pretzel bun.
The Honey Mustard Chicken Sandwich includes a grilled or crispy chicken breast topped with melted cheddar cheese, applewood smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato and honey mustard served on a warm Bavarian pretzel bun.
The Chicken Tender Wedge Salad contains crispy chicken tenders on a bed of iceberg wedges topped with diced tomatoes, blue cheese crumbles and applewood smoked bacon with bacon ranch dressing.
The Pretzel Bites are bite-sized Bavarian-style soft pretzels served with honey mustard dipping sauce.
The Caramel Pretzel Shake has premium vanilla ice cream combined with caramel sauce and whole milk topped with whipped topping, caramel, a pretzel stick and pretzel crumbles.
The Pumpkin Shake blends premium vanilla ice cream, whole milk and a slice of pumpkin pie and is finished with whipped topping and cinnamon sugar.
The Extreme Candy Explosion Shake is made with premium ice cream blended with whole milk and is garnished with whipped topping, chocolate syrup and pretzel sticks. The shake is served in a glass decorated with frosting, M&Ms and peanut butter cups.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe is offering two new autumn-inspired smoothies and a new quesadilla.
The Pumpkin Pie Smoothie combines pumpkin, Ghirardelli white chocolate, cinnamon and nonfat yogurt.
The Salted Caramel Smoothie blends Ghirardelli sea salt caramel, roasted bananas, dates, cinnamon and nonfat yogurt.
The Jerk Chicken Quesadilla includes grilled chicken, pineapple salsa, queso blanco and a smoked cheese blend with a side of roasted tomato salsa.
El Pollo Loco is offering new Fire-Grilled Combos, featuring the chain’s citrus-marinated, fire-grilled chicken.
The Chicken Taquitos with Guacamole includes three taquitos with shredded ranchero chicken, guacamole, pico de gallo, cilantro and creamy cilantro dressing.
The Chicken Nachos feature grilled chicken, guacamole, sour cream, queso blanco, pinto beans and pico de gallo on a bed of tortilla chips with sea salt.
The Tacos al Carbon include three tacos with grilled chicken, onions and cilantro.
The Classic Chicken Burrito features shredded ranchero chicken, pinto beans, Monterey jack cheese and Spanish rice wrapped in a warm flour tortilla.
The Original Pollo Bowl contains chopped grilled chicken breast, pinto beans, Spanish rice, pico de gallo, onions and cilantro.
Pizza Inn is introducing the Hickory Bourbon Chicken Pizza, featuring a ranch-based sauce layered with cheese, chicken, green peppers, tomatoes and onions with a drizzle of hickory bourbon sweet glaze.
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is offering a way for consumers to have their coffee and eat it too with the debut of the Original Filled Coffee Kreme Doughnut. The treat is an original glazed yeast ring donut stuffed with coffee creme filling and drizzled with a coffee crème icing.
Taco Bell is taking its chalupa to the next level with its new Toasted Cheddar Chalupa. Featuring a taco shell with six-month aged sharp cheddar cheese baked onto it, the chalupa is filled with either seasoned beef, chicken or steak, then piled with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, grated cheddar cheese and reduced-fat sour cream.
IHOP Restaurants is getting in the spooky spirit of the Halloween holiday with a new limited-time menu inspired by the upcoming release of The Addams Family animated film.
Wednesday’s Web-Cakes are buttermilk pancakes topped with cupcake icing webbed with Hershey’s chocolate syrup and finished with violet whipped topping.
Gomez’s Green Chili Omelette features marinated pulled pork, jack and cheddar cheeses, fire-roasted peppers and onions, and green chili verde sauce topped with sour cream.
Uncle Fester’s Chocolate Ice Scream Shake is a Hershey’s chocolate ice cream shake with violet whipped topping.
Morticia’s Haunted Hot Chocolate is toasted marshmallow hot chocolate topped with violet whipped topping and a drizzle of Hershey’s chocolate syrup.
New from Subway is the Naturally Pit-Smoked Brisket Sandwich, featuring 13-hour smoked brisket topped with smoked cheddar cheese and zesty barbecue sauce served on Italian bread.
Subway also is serving new sliders, which are served on telera rolls and may be customized with a choice of cheese and sauce.
The Ham and Jack Slider features black forest ham and pepper jack cheese.
The Italian Spice Slider includes pepperoni and genoa salami with white American cheese and Subway vinaigrette.
The Little Cheesesteak Slider contains shaved steak, chipotle southwest sauce, white American cheese, green bell peppers and red onions.
The Little Turkey Slider features turkey breast, pepper jack cheese, spinach and mayo.
Checkers and Rally’s restaurants are launching the new Cheese Loaded Burger, featuring two beef patties sandwiching a thick slice of melted pepper jack cheese. The patty is topped with more cheese, crispy onion tanglers, iceberg lettuce, tomato, dill pickles, ketchup, mayo and mustard on a toasted bun.
Dairy Queen is debuting two new treats for the fall season.
The Cinnamon Roll Shake is a cinnamon roll-flavored milkshake made with vanilla soft serve ice cream and milk that is garnished with whipped topping.
The Butterscotch Dipped Cone is an ice cream cone filled with vanilla soft serve ice cream finished with a crunchy butterscotch coating.
Carl’s Jr. is launching the new Chocolate Chip Cookie Shake, made with vanilla ice cream blended with a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie and finished with whipped topping and chocolate chip cookie pieces.
Romano’s Macaroni Grill is rolling out its new Tuscan Harvest menu for fall.
The Spaghetti Carbonara dish features bronze-cut pasta, bacon, roasted tomatoes and asparagus tossed in a creamy carbonara sauce.
The Mushroom Arancini features wild mushroom rice balls served with a truffle alfredo sauce.
The Lamb Braciole features lamb wrapped in imported prosciutto and stuffed with spinach, herbs, pine nuts, asparagus and cheese.