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Baskin-Robbins is paying tribute to a traditional Mexican beverage with its new Mangonada, made with mango puree and chamoy and topped with Tajin Clasico Seasoning, which combines mild chili peppers, lime and sea salt.
Baskin-Robbins also is introducing Watermelon Swirl Sorbet, featuring watermelon sorbet swirled with a raspberry-flavored ribbon.
Firehouse Subs is combining two Italian American staples in its new Pepperoni Pizza Meatball Sub. The sandwich features Italian meatballs in marinara with a double portion of melted provolone cheese, pepperoni and Italian seasoning all nestled in a toasted garlic bread sub roll.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe is introducing its Tropic Hits menu, featuring two smoothies, a wrap and two new sides.
The Dragon Fruit Smoothie combines dragon fruit, mango, pineapple and banana.
The Starfruit Smoothie blends starfruit, mango, strawberries and lime.
The Citrus Hawaiian Wrap includes grilled chicken, red bell pepper, roasted pineapple salsa, romaine, pickled red onions and orange garlic citrus sauce in a toasted wrap.
The Jalapeño Corn features chipotle mayo on charred corn with lime.
The Maple-Kissed Sweet Potatoes are roasted sweet potatoes with maple glaze.
Round Table Pizza is launching the Street Taco Pizza, made with charred corn, chorizo, tomatoes, crema, crispy tortilla strips, green onions, salsa roja sauce and a three-cheese blend. The pie is served with lime wedges.
Sweet and smoky flavors collide in Del Taco’s new Honey Chipotle BBQ lineup, featuring a new taco, burrito and fries.
The Honey Chipotle BBQ Crispy Chicken Taco includes a crispy chicken strip, lettuce, grated cheddar cheese and honey chipotle barbecue sauce in a warm flour tortilla.
The Epic Honey Chipotle BBQ Crispy Chicken & Bacon Burrito is loaded with crispy chicken strips, bacon, lettuce, diced tomatoes, crunchy tortilla strips, honey chipotle barbecue and ranch all wrapped in a warm, oversized flour tortilla.
The Honey Chipotle BBQ Bacon Ranch Loaded Fries feature honey chipotle barbecue sauce, ranch, seasoned beef, bacon, grated cheddar cheese, diced onions and chopped cilantro on a bed of crinkle-cut fries.
Del Taco also is offering Lemonade Poppers and Mini Shake Poppers beverages, which include flavored popping boba consisting of colorful encapsulated fruit juice that burst when biting into them.
The Lemonade Poppers features Minute Maid Zero Sugar Lemonade and blueberry or peach flavored popping pearls served over ice.
The Mini Shake Poppers add blueberry or peach popping pearls to a miniature version of Del Taco’s vanilla shake.
Arby’s is launching Crinkle Fries, which feature accordion-style grooves and are lightly seasoned with fine kosher salt. The new side is a permanent menu item.
Chick-fil-A is testing a new Butterscotch Crumble Milkshake at participating restaurants throughout the Salt Lake City area. The treat is made with vanilla frozen dessert, butterscotch-flavored syrup and blondie crumbles and is topped with whipped cream and a cherry.
Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s restaurants have partnered with Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment to offer three new sandwiches inspired by the new film “Godzilla vs. Kong.”
The Godzilla Burger includes three 1/3-lb Angus beef patties, four strips of bacon, three slices of American cheese and mayonnaise.
The Kong Burger includes three 3.5-oz beef patties, Santa Fe sauce three slices of cheese, lettuce and tomato.
The King Kong Chicken Sandwich features two crispy chicken patties, Santa Fe sauce, two slices of cheese, lettuce and tomato.
Sonic is doubling down on bacon in its new Bacon Jam Cheeseburger, featuring a ¼-lb beef patty, American cheese, bacon strips, bacon onion jam, mayo and mustard all served on a toasted brioche bun. The bacon onion jam is made with bacon, brown sugar and caramelized onions.
Additionally, Sonic is serving the new Red Bull Summer Edition Dragon Fruit Slush, which combines the tropical flavors of the new Red Bull Summer Edition Dragon Fruit energy drink with Sonic’s frozen slush.
TGI Fridays has teamed with circus ringmaster Alfonso Ribeiro to launch its new Under the Big Top Menu, featuring over-the-top, circus-themed dishes.
The Amazing Blazing Pound of Cheese Fries features poblano queso, mixed cheese, bacon, pickled jalapeños, green onions and barbecue ranch in a bucket of french fries.
The Whiskey-Glazed Donut Burger includes a beef patty, cheddar cheese, crispy fried onions, hickory-smoked bacon and pickled served on glazed donuts.
The Oooey Gooey Mozz Stick Melter features mozzarella sticks, marinara and a melted blend of three cheeses between two slices of buttered bread all skewered with two mozzarella sticks.
The Famous Whiskey-Glazed Skewer features three whiskey-glazed sliders paired with six boneless wings all on a stick.
Juice it Up! is adding two new acai smoothies to its menu.
The Chocolate Dipped Acai Smoothie provides 9 grams of protein and blends Sambazon organic acai, soy milk, banana and chocolate.
The Acai Berry Smoothie, filled with fiber and vitamin C, features Sambazon organic acai, strawberries and blueberries.
Your Pie has unveiled its latest Craft Series menu, featuring two barbecue chicken pizzas and a new gelato.
The BBQ Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza is a 10-inch pie with barbecue sauce, mozzarella cheese, chicken, bacon, cilantro, red onions and a swirl of ranch dressing.
The BBQ Chicken Pizza is a 10-inch pizza topped with barbecue sauce, mozzarella cheese, chicken, cilantro and red onions.
The Key Lime Cream Pie Gelato features a Key lime gelato base swirled with sweet cream and crumbled graham cracker crust.
Pizza Inn has updated its crust recipe to include buttery garlic plus Romano and Parmesan cheeses. The new Garlic Buttery Crust will be featured on all Pizza Inn pizzas.
Springtime flavors are making a return to shelves.
New spring sandwiches refresh menus.