Apples add fruity fall flavor to restaurant innovation.
IHOP is introducing Caramel Apple a la Mode Pancakes, featuring two buttermilk pancakes topped with warm, cinnamon-spiced apples, drizzled with caramel sauce and topped with one scoop of vanilla ice cream.
New from Baskin-Robbins for fall is Inside Out Apple Pie Ice Cream. The treat features vanilla flavored ice cream swirled with apple pie ice cream that is filled with apple pieces and pie crust pieces. The ice cream is finished with a ribbon of cinnamon brown sugar.
Del Taco is debuting a trio of new caramel-centric beverages for fall.
The Caramel Apple Shake is a vanilla milkshake with caramel and Granny Smith apple puree.
The Caramel Dulce de Leche Shake is a vanilla milkshake blended with caramel.
The Caramel Iced Coffee blends iced coffee with caramel.
Jack in the Box has upgraded its Cluck Sandwich and introduced the BBQ Cluck Sandwich and BBQ Deluxe Cluck Sandwich. All three feature 100% all white chicken meat fillets that are bigger and crispier than previous iterations, the company said.
The BBQ Cluck Sandwich is topped with crinkle-cut pickles and barbecue sauce and is served on a brioche bun.
The BBQ Deluxe Cluck Sandwich is made with barbecue sauce, bacon, panko onion rings and American cheese.
Little Caesars has teamed up with Mars, Inc. to launch the new Cookie Dough Brownie made with M&M’s Minis Candies. The dessert features chocolate brownies topped with cookie dough and sprinkled with miniature milk chocolate M&M’s candies.
Bob Evans Restaurants is rolling out its Southwest Avocado menu, featuring a new omelet and chicken dish.
The Southwest Avocado Omelet is a three-egg omelet filled with fire-roasted corn and black beans, sausage and cheddar cheese and topped with avocado, diced tomatoes, green onions and cilantro lime cream sauce.
The Southwest Avocado Chicken dish includes two grilled chicken breasts topped with avocado, diced tomatoes, crispy lime tortilla strips, fire-roasted corn and black beans, and cilantro lime cream sauce. The chicken is served with a choice of two sides and dinner rolls.
Dairy Queen is debuting its fall Blizzard lineup, including three new treats.
The Pecan Pie Blizzard combines brown sugar pie pieces, pecans and caramel with soft-serve ice cream all finished with whipped topping.
The Sea Salt Toffee Fudge Blizzard blends fudge pieces, salted toffee pieces and caramel topping with soft-serve ice cream.
The Reese’s Pieces Cookie Dough Blizzard is made with Reese’s Pieces candies, chocolate chip cookie dough and peanut butter topping blended with soft-serve ice cream.
Panera is expanding its menu with a new sandwich and a new flatbread pizza.
The Grilled Mac & Cheese Sandwich combines Panera’s signature macaroni and cheese, layered with fontina and mozzarella cheese, sprinkled with Parmesan crisps and sandwiched between slices of toasted classic White Miche.
The Sausage & Pepperoni Flatbread Pizza features chicken sausage crumbles, thick-sliced pepperoni, shredded fontina and mozzarella cheeses and tomato bell pepper sauce on flatbread.
Panda Express is testing a new Orange Chicken Sandwich, featuring breaded white meat chicken breast topped with the restaurant’s original orange chicken glaze. The chicken is topped with a spicy aioli sauce and served atop a bed of shredded cabbage and thick crinkle-cut bread and butter pickles on a King’s Hawaiian bun. The sandwich is currently testing exclusively at the Panda Express Innovation Kitchen in Pasadena, Calif.
Applebee’s has partnered with PepsiCo to offer an exclusive Mtn Dew flavor at Applebee’s restaurants: Mtn Dew Dark Berry Bash. The soda mixes blue raspberry and blackberry flavors with Mtn Dew’s signature citrus blend.
Potbelly is rolling out its revamped menu, complete with three new sandwiches.
The Avo Turkey Sandwich features sliced turkey breast, Swiss cheese, sliced avocado and cucumber on a choice of bread.
The Steakhouse Beef Sandwich is made with Angus roast beef, crumbled blue cheese, provolone cheese and horseradish aioli on a choice of bread.
The Chicken Club Sandwich includes grilled chicken, applewood-smoked bacon and cheddar cheese on a choice of bread.
Yogurtland’s new Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew Light Ice Cream is made with cold-brew coffee, skim milk and pumpkin pie spice blend.
Jollibee is joining the chicken sandwich wars with two new offerings.
The Original Jollibee Chickenwich is made with a slow-marinated, crispy double hand-breaded chicken breast fillet spread with mayo and served on a toasted brioche bun.
The Spicy Jollibee Chickenwich features a sriracha mayo and jalapeños.
Einstein Bros. Bagels is introducing the Bacon & Queso Egg Sandwich. It features the brand's signature queso, which has been updated to include double-whipped jalapeño salsa shmear and spicy green chilies. The sandwich also includes smoked applewood bacon and seasoned cage-free eggs stacked on a bagel of the customer's choice.
Wingstop is adding chicken thighs to its menu in two formats: Bone-In Thighs and boneless, breaded Thigh Bites. Both can be ordered naked or sauced and tossed in any of Wingstop’s sauces or dry rubs.
Cicis is serving the new Ultimate Giant Pepperoni Pizza, featuring two varieties of pepperoni: traditional and a new cupping pepperoni.
Häagen-Dazs shops are serving the new Pumpkin Spice Shake, which blends dulce de leche ice cream, — a combination of caramel and sweet cream swirled with ribbons of caramel — with pure pumpkin mix. The shake is topped with whipped cream and dusted with a blend of fall-inspired spices.
Pizza Inn is launching the House Pan Pizza, made with fresh, never frozen, pizza dough brushed with a blend of buttery garlic, Parmesan and Romano cheeses. The pie is topped with 100% whole milk mozzarella cheese and signature sauce and is pan-fried.