Restaurant operators showcase premium meats in latest offerings.
Quiznos has added a hickory smoked burnt ends sandwich to the menu. The item includes prime rib cuts smoked with hickory wood chips, plus pickles, red onions, cheddar cheese and Blue Ribbon BBQ sauce.
“At Quiznos, we are always looking to create flavorful and unique items for our guests that they may not expect to find in our restaurants, and we are excited for them to try out this sandwich,” said Mike Gieseman, vice president of culinary innovation. “We really wanted to create something reminiscent of long summer days spent outside enjoying time with friends and family, and we believe this new sandwich conveys that feeling.”
Dog Haus has partnered with YouTube personality Sam “Sam the Cooking Guy” Zien to introduce The Uncle Morty burger, which has a beef patty, white American cheese, mustard-grilled pastrami, dill pickles, caramelized onions and garlic aioli on grilled King’s Hawaiian rolls.
The new chorizo breakfast burrito at Einstein Bros. Bagels combines eggs, chorizo, bacon, hashbrowns, asiago, Parmesan and romano cheeses and salsa in a flour tortilla.
“Our version of the breakfast burrito is highly flavorful and filling,” said Chad Thompson, head of culinary innovation, Einstein Bros. Bagels. “The Chorizo Breakfast Burrito truly lives up to its hype — made to order with just the right amount of smoky, spicy chorizo.”
Rolling out at Little Caesars is the Old World Fanceroni Pepperoni pizza, topped with more than 100 slices of old-world pepperoni, which has a smoky flavor and crisps up when cooked, according to the company.
“Little Caesars is already known for breakthrough products such as our Pretzel Crust Pizza and Crazy Calzony,” said Greg Hamilton, senior vice president of marketing at Little Caesars. “Old World Fanceroni Pepperoni elevates our already high-quality pizza offerings and gives customers the option to make pizza night a little fancier.”
Great Steak is serving a new steak and eggs sandwich, which has grilled steak, peppers, onions and scrambled eggs, topped with provolone cheese on a toasted roll.
Pizza Hut is introducing a line of oven-baked pastas, featuring penne noodles, tomato or alfredo sauce, and a dusting of Parmesan-oregano seasoning. Options include chicken alfredo; cheesy alfredo; veggie, which has green peppers, onions, tomatoes and black olives; and Italian meats, with tomato sauce, pepperoni, Italian sausage and cheese.
“Customers come to Pizza Hut for best tasting pizza and new pizza innovations, but we now have pastas that are premium, great tasting and affordable for you or your family,” said Lindsay Morgan, chief marketing officer, Pizza Hut. “These are my new go-to order when I’m sending lunch or dinner to friends or family.”
Pollo Campero is debuting a spicy chicken sandwich topped with habanero mayonnaise, fried or grilled chicken and three sweet pickles on a brioche bun.
The new churro shake at Sonic Drive-In blends vanilla ice cream with caramel and cinnamon sugar, topped with a cinnamon sugar churro, whipped topping and a cherry.
“Sonic is known for the wide variety of flavors and mix-in options for our drinks and shakes, so infusing the churro experience into a shake was something we knew our fans would love,” said Mackenzie Gibson, vice president of culinary and menu innovation at Sonic. “Our churro shake is truly a churro you can sip and dip, from the cinnamon sugar sprinkled into the shake to the churro on top, creating a flavorful experience that will have your taste buds dancing until the last drop.”
TacoTime has unveiled the cheese chipotle chicken quesadilla, made with chipotle cheese sauce, shredded cheddar and pepper jack cheeses, and grilled chicken in a cheese-flavored tortilla.
“We are thrilled to feature this new menu item that is truly a cheese lover's dream,” said Kim Heath, senior director of marketing for Kahala Brands, parent company of TacoTime. “Layered with three types of cheeses and wrapped in a cheese flavored tortilla, our new quesadilla is one TacoTime customers are sure to crave again and again.”
Limited-time offerings at The Counter include the Mac Stack burger, with tomatoes, cheddar cheese, deep-fried macaroni and cheese, caramelized onions and applewood smoked bacon on a brioche bun with a side of chipotle aioli. The Green Chile Mac n Cheeseburger has lettuce, American cheese, bacon and green chile macaroni and cheese on a brioche bun with a side of green chile aioli. A new sea salt caramel cookie butter shake combines vanilla bean ice cream, caramel and cookie butter, garnished with whipped cream, caramel sauce, sea salt and a cookie.
“The only thing better than your classic cheeseburger is a burger patty topped with mac and cheese, which is why we are so excited to introduce the new Mac n Cheese Burgers to our menu,” said Lindsay Seli, director of marketing at Kahala Brands, parent company of The Counter. “Also, for our shake lovers, especially those who love sweet and salty combinations, our new Sea Salt Caramel Cookie Butter Shake is an absolute must.”
Self-serve frozen yogurt chain Yogurtland is launching a watermelon sorbet inspired by Sour Patch Kids candy.
“Our collaboration with Sour Patch Kids comes at the perfect time with watermelon season in full swing,” said Melissa De Guzman, senior digital marketing manager for Yogurtland. “Our flavorologists created a sorbet that is the perfect pairing for fruit and candy fans alike. We are so excited to bring this creative new flavor to our guests at Yogurtland and get everyone ready for a sweet back-to-school season.”
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse is bringing back its popular peanut butter s’mores Pizookie, a deep-dish triple chocolate cookie topped with peanut butter, toasted marshmallows and vanilla bean ice cream.
Krispy Kreme is debuting its pumpkin spice collection of donuts and coffee beverages. The new pumpkin spice latte swirl donut is dipped in a pumpkin spice sugar blend and topped with a swirl of vanilla and coffee buttercream. The pumpkin spice original filled cheesecake donut has a creamy cheesecake filling and cheesecake icing. Additional offerings include a pumpkin spice original glazed donut, a pumpkin spice cake donut, a pumpkin spice latte and a new pumpkin spice iced coffee.
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