Menu mashups span day parts, from breakfast to dessert.
Einstein Bros. Bagels is introducing Eggels, which are sous vide eggs shaped like a bagel. Varieties include Three Meat & Cheese Eggel, with bacon, turkey sausage and uncured ham, white cheddar cheese and everything bagel seasoning; and Veggie Egg White Eggel, with bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, portobello mushrooms, spinach and asiago cheese.
Panera Bread’s latest launch combines two of its popular menu items, Broccoli Cheddar Soup and Mac & Cheese. The new Broccoli Cheddar Mac & Cheese contains two cheddar cheese sauces simmered with seasoned broccoli florets and julienned carrots.
New seasonal items debuting at Dairy Queen include the Pumpkin Cookie Butter Shake and Caramel Apple Blizzard. The shake has cookie butter, pumpkin, milk and vanilla soft serve, with whipped topping and ground nutmeg. Apple topping, pie pieces and caramel-coated truffles are mixed with vanilla soft serve and finished with whipped topping to create the Caramel Apple Blizzard.
Denny’s is debuting the Pumpkin Pecan Pancake Meal, featuring pumpkin pancakes cooked with pecans and drizzled with a pecan pie sauce. The meal is served with eggs, hash browns and bacon or sausage.
The Habit Burger Grill is introducing the Chicken Caprese on Garlic Ciabatta Sandwich for a limited time. The sandwich has a chargrilled chicken breast topped with mozzarella cheese, basil pesto aioli, tomato and lettuce.
Ruby Tuesday has unveiled a limited-time collection of Pasta Americana entrees inspired by “old-world” pasta dishes. Dishes include Veggie Basil Pesto, Blackened Shrimp & Sausage, Shrimp Scampi and Chicken Carbonara.
The Pumpkin Shake is returning to Shake Shack for the fall season. The dessert blends pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, marshmallow and vanilla frozen custard, topped with whipped cream and toasted pumpkin seeds.
Papa Murphy’s has partnered with Hormel Foods Corp. to offer a plant-based pepperoni-style topping at select locations. From Hormel’s Happy Little Plants brand, the item is soy-based and flavored with a blend of garlic, paprika and red and black pepper.
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