Jumbo proteins are plentiful in restaurant innovation.
Red Lobster is launching two new sandwiches.
The Crispy Cod Sandwich — also called Codzilla — features a 6- to 8-oz fillet of battered and fried, wild-caught cod placed on a toasted brioche bun with crunchy slaw and tartar sauce.
The Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich features two crispy, all-white meat chicken tenders tossed in spicy Nashville hot seasoning and sweet honey butter then finished with pickled peppers and ranch served on a toasted brioche bun.
IHOP is introducing its new Bacon Obsession menu. The lineup stars the new Steakhouse Premium Bacon, which is cut five times thicker than the restaurant’s regular bacon and is finished with a maple glaze.
The Steakhouse Premium Bacon BreakFAST includes two slices of Steakhouse Premium Bacon, hash browns, two buttermilk pancakes and two eggs.
The Steakhouse Premium Bacon Burger is made with a slice of Steakhouse Premium Bacon atop a black Angus steakburger with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickles and IHOP sauce.
The Steakhouse BLT features two slices of Steakhouse Premium Bacon, lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickles and IHOP Sauce.
The Candied Bacon Pancakes are two buttermilk pancakes loaded with hickory-smoked bacon pieces, drizzled with vanilla sauce and dulce de leche caramel sauce then topped with a slice of candied bacon and whipped topping.
The Maple Bacon Milkshake is a vanilla milkshake blended with maple glaze and hickory-smoked bacon pieces all crowned with whipped topping, a drizzle of maple glaze and a slice of candied bacon.
The Oreo ‘N Bacon Waffle Sundae is made with two Oreo cookie-filled Belgian waffle quarters topped with hickory-smoked bacon pieces, Oreo cookie pieces, chocolate sauce, two scoops of vanilla ice cream, whipped topping and a slice of candied bacon.
The Bacon Lovers Combo contains two Candied Bacon Pancakes served with two slices of hickory-smoked bacon and two eggs.
Checkers & Rally’s restaurants are debuting the Candied Bacon Mother Cruncher chicken sandwich, made with a large extra-crispy, all-white-meat fried chicken breast, brown-sugar-candied bacon, Swiss cheese, mayo and crispy onion tanglers all served on a toasted bun.
Jack in the Box is offering three new breakfast sandwiches served on cheddar biscuits.
The Sausage Cheddar Biscuit Breakfast Sandwich features a grilled sausage patty, a slice of American cheese and an egg.
The Bacon Cheddar Biscuit Breakfast Sandwich includes hickory smoked bacon, a slice of American cheese and an egg.
The Chicken Cheddar Biscuit Breakfast Sandwich is made with a 100% all-white-meat crispy chicken fillet, a slice of American cheese and an egg.
Applebee’s is bringing back its Irresist-A-Bowls lineup with a new variety: Grilled Chicken & Spinach Alfredo Bowl. The bowl features penne pasta smothered in spinach alfredo sauce and topped with grilled chicken.
White Castle is celebrating its 100th birthday with the new Birthday Cake On-A-Stick, featuring a vanilla cake base with white frosting topped with orange, blue and white sprinkles.
Dairy Queen is debuting new Bacon Queso Topped Fries, featuring bacon pieces and queso cheese sauce on a bed of french fries.
Also new is the Tropical Lemonade Twisty Misty Slush is a colorful layered slush beverage featuring mango, lemon-lime and lemonade flavors.
Shake Shack has added fresh sliced avocado and applewood-smoked bacon from Niman Ranch to its menu. The ingredients are featured on two new sandwiches.
The Avocado Bacon Burger is a cheeseburger topped with sliced avocado, Niman Ranch applewood-smoked bacon and Shacksauce.
The Avocado Bacon Chicken Sandwich features crispy chicken breast with sliced avocado, Niman Ranch applewood-smoked bacon, lettuce, pickles and buttermilk herb mayo.
McDonald’s Corp. has unveiled its newest treat — the Caramel Brownie McFlurry — set to hit menus in May. The dessert features vanilla soft serve blended with brownie pieces and caramel topping.
Three new breakfast offerings are joining the Jamba menu.
The Impossible Handwich is a breakfast sandwich made with plant-based Impossible Sausage and white cheddar cheese sandwiched between toasted sprouted grain buns. The sandwich contains 220 calories and 12 grams of protein.
The Classic Sausage, Egg & Cheese Handwich is made with pork sausage, egg and white cheddar cheese layered between toasted sprouted grain buns. The sandwich contains 320 calories and 12 grams of protein.
The Spring Veggie Egg Bake contains red bell peppers, spring leeks and artichoke hearts. The offering is gluten-free and contains fewer than 200 calories.
Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corp. and Mondelez International, Inc. have teamed up to transform Krispy Kreme’s glaze waterfall into Oreo Cookie Glaze. The partnership has created two new Oreo-themed donuts, available for a limited time.
The Oreo Cookie Glazed Doughnut is covered in Oreo Cookie Glaze, filled with Cookies and Kreme and finished with an icing drizzle and Oreo cookie pieces.
The Oreo Cookie Over-The-Top Doughnut is an Oreo Cookie Glazed Doughnut topped with Cookies and Kreme filling, drizzled with chocolate icing and finished with an Oreo cookie wafer.
Quaker Steak & Lube is rolling out new Smoked Brisket Sliders, which feature sliced beef brisket topped with smoked jalapeño honey mustard sauce and dill pickle chips over coleslaw on garlic toasted brioche buns.
Ruby Tuesday is now serving its new Ruby’s FreshMex menu, featuring a spate of Southwestern fare.
The Southwest Fried Chicken Bowl features diced chicken tenders served over cilantro lime rice, corn, shredded cheese, pico de gallo, lettuce and avocado all topped with sour cream and tortilla strips.
The Chicken Queso Burrito is an oversized burrito stuffed with chicken, cilantro lime rice, black bean corn salsa, sour cream and jalapeños and topped with queso.
The Fajitas feature grilled vegetables with tortillas, cheese, lettuce, sour cream, pico de gallo and a choice of chicken or shrimp.
The Grilled Chicken Burrito Bowl includes blackened chicken on a bed of cilantro lime rice with lettuce, shredded cheese, pico de gallo, sour cream and avocado.
The Chicken & Queso Tacos dish includes three tacos filled with grilled chicken, grilled peppers and onions, pico de gallo and queso.
Nathan’s Famous, Inc. is adding two new chicken sandwiches to its lineup.
The Nashville Hot Fried Chicken Sandwich features a chicken thigh dipped in batter that is fried and tossed with Nashville hot sauce then served on a buttered and toasted Turano roll with mayo and crinkle-cut pickle slices.
The Sticky, Spicy Grilled Chicken Sandwich features a chicken thigh marinated overnight in Koji Sticky Spicy Sauce topped with slaw, spicy sauce, green onions and sesame seeds all served on a Turano roll.
Pilot Flying J is adding four new premium breakfast sandwiches to its menu of more than 300 travel centers across the country.
The Sausage, Egg and Cheese Biscuit features sausage that is 25% bigger than Pilot’s previous offering, according to the company, plus scrambled egg and American cheese on a biscuit.
The Sausage, Egg and Cheese Croissant includes a large sausage patty, egg and American cheese on a premium croissant.
The Bacon, Egg and Cheese Biscuit includes Tyson bacon, egg and American cheese on a biscuit.
The Bacon, Egg and Cheese French Toast features bacon, egg and American cheese on two French toast rounds with cinnamon swirl baked in.
Magnolia Ice Cream & Treats is adding Ube Boba Ice Cream and Mango Boba Ice Cream to its menu for a limited time.