Restaurants roll out festive fare and seasonal sips for the holidays.
TGI Fridays has partnered with Buddy Valastro at Carlo’s Bakery to offer the new Rainbow Cake, featuring six stacked layers of rainbow-colored vanilla cake filled with vanilla icing and covered with rainbow sprinkles.
The restaurant also is introducing Holiday Pasta, a red and white striped cheese tortelloni with sauteed chicken and broccoli in alfredo sauce.
Peet’s Coffee is serving two new holiday beverages.
The Snowcap Peppermint Cold Brew is a peppermint Baridi cold brew topped with a Snowcap made with milk and vanilla.
The Snowcap Mint Matcha Latte, available iced or hot, is a mint matcha latte topped with a Snowcap made with milk and vanilla.
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has unveiled its holiday menu, featuring six seasonal beverages.
The Cookie Butter Latte and Ice Blended Drink feature espresso combined with spice and brown sugar cookie flavors.
The Peppermint Mocha Latte and Ice Blended Drink combine chocolate and peppermint.
The Peppermint Mocha Cold Brew Latte includes dark chocolate and peppermint with cold-brew coffee.
The Peppermint Hot Chocolate is coffee-free and combines milk chocolate with peppermint.
The Red Velvet Hot Cocoa and Ice Blended Drink features sweet cream blended with cocoa.
The Winter Dream Tea Latte is a blend of black tea, rooibos, sweet spices and vanilla.
New from Quiznos is the Winter Turkey Feast (WTF) Sandwich, made with oven-roasted turkey, cheese, lettuce, tomato, Craisins dried cranberries and honey French dressing served on rosemary Parmesan bread.
Sonic is serving new Espresso Shakes, available in two flavors.
The Original Espresso Shake blends a double shot of espresso with vanilla ice cream.
The Oreo Espresso Shake combines a double shot of espresso with vanilla ice cream and Oreo cookie pieces.
Red Lobster is launching two new Asian-inspired entrees.
The Kung Pao Noodles feature noodles tossed in a sweet and spicy soy-ginger sauce with edamame, cabbage, crispy onions, cashews and green onions. The noodles are topped with either battered and fried lobster tail, crispy shrimp or sliced chicken breast.
The Sesame-Soy Salmon Bowl includes grilled Atlantic salmon, crispy Brussels sprouts, quinoa rice, edamame, mixed greens and crispy-fried onions with a drizzle of soy-ginger sauce.
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is frying up new Wicked Shrimp, featuring bite-size, crispy-fried shrimp marinated in the chain’s Louisiana-style seasonings and sriracha sauce.
Denny’s is debuting a new melts lineup and a new bowls menu.
The All-American Patty Melt features a 100% beef patty with caramelized onions, Swiss and American cheeses and an All-American sauce on grilled potato bread.
The Chick ‘N’ Shroom Melt includes grilled seasoned chicken breast, sauteed mushrooms, spinach, Swiss cheese and mayo on grilled potato bread.
The Steakhouse Deluxe Bowl contains grilled prime rib atop red-skinned mashed potatoes, broccoli, pepper jack queso, cheddar cheese and diced bacon.
The Chicken Biscuit & Gravy Bowl features two open-faced biscuits topped with fried chicken tenders, country gravy, cheddar cheese and two eggs.
Jamba is adding two new smoothies to its children’s menu inspired by the new DreamWorks Animation film, “The Croods: A New Age.”
Sash’s Splash Smoothie contains one full serving of fruit from orange, mango, pineapple and dragon fruit.
The Croodaceous Cooler contains half a serving of fruit and a full serving of vegetables from banana and carrot.
Green Chile Brisket has landed at Taco Cabana. The beef features smoked brisket cooked in a green chile sauce made with roasted jalapeños and tomatillo sauce. The protein may be added to a variety of menu items, including breakfast tacos, tortas, tacos and Cabana Bowls.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe is serving a new smoothie and a new sandwich.
The Cranberry Crisp Smoothie blends cranberries, strawberries, pomegranate, cinnamon, whole grain oats and nonfat vanilla yogurt.
The Smoky-Cado Grilled Cheese is made with white American cheese, firehouse cheese blend, smashed avocado, bacon and smoked tomato spread served on toasted sourdough bread.