Menu Tracker: New items from Chick-fil-A, Jack in the Box

Menu Tracker: New items from Chick-fil-A, Jack in the Box

Bojangles’, Blimpie, Rock Bottom, Habit Burger Grill, South Philly Steaks & Fries, and Lazy Dog also introduce new menu items.

Chick-fil-A's Grilled Market Salad, Cobb Salad and Asian Salad
Chick-fil-A's Grilled Market Salad, Cobb Salad and Asian Salad.

is expanding its salad offerings [3] and adding a new grilled chicken wrap at its 1,592 restaurants. All of the salads start at a recommended price of $6.79.

The Asian Salad is made with sliced chicken nuggets, shredded green and red cabbage, carrots, mandarin orange segments, garlic and ginger wontons, and honey Thai almonds. The chain recommends dressing it with honey sesame dressing.

The Cobb Salad has sliced chicken nuggets, red cabbage, carrots, roasted corn kernels, Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheeses, diced eggs, crumbled bacon, grape tomatoes, charred tomato and crispy red bell peppers, and is recommended with avocado lime ranch dressing.

The Market Salad features grilled, sliced chicken breast with shredded red cabbage, carrots, red and green apples, blue cheese, strawberries and blueberries. It is served with granola and a roasted nut blend and is recommended with apple cider vinaigrette.

The new Grilled Chicken Cool Wrap, which starts at a recommended price of $4.89, features grilled, sliced chicken breast with green leaf lettuce, red cabbage, carrots, Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheeses, and is wrapped in flatbread.

Bojangles’ Homestyle Tenders.
Bojangles’ Homestyle Tenders.

has introduced a Piña Colada Smoothie to its Real Fruit Smoothies line, which currently includes mango, strawberry and strawberry banana. The new item, available for a limited time, is made with Minute Maid fruit juice and nonfat frozen yogurt. Price varies by location.

Bojangles’ has added a milder option to its line of chicken tenders. The new Homestyle Tenders are an alternative to the 540-unit chain’s Cajun-spiced tenders. They’re paired with a new Bo’s Special Sauce, which is a creamy blend of roasted peppers, Bojangles’ seasonings and a bit of spice. The permanent menu addition is available at all company-owned and participating franchise restaurants at a recommended price of $3.89 for four pieces with a biscuit.

Blimpie's
Blimpie's "Let's Talk Turkey" sandwiches.

is rolling out two turkey-based sandwiches as part of its new “Let’s Talk Turkey” initiative and permanently adding pretzel bread to its menu.

The chain is bringing back its Turkey, Bacon, Cheddar sandwich with spicy mustard and tomato, served on pretzel bread, that it introduced in 2009. In addition, the new Italian Sub is made with turkey, salami, prosciuttini, red peppers and banana peppers. The chain’s popular Turkey and Provolone sandwich is also part of the marketing campaign.

Prices vary by location but range from $4.39-$4.69 for a six-inch sandwich, a company spokesman said.

Rock Bottom, The Habit Burger, South Philly Steaks

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Rock Bottom's jalapeño poppers.
Rock Bottom's jalapeño poppers.

has added jalapeño poppers and a spiked Southwest Lemonade to its 32 restaurants as a limited-time offer through May 19. The poppers, priced at $6.95, are jalapeño peppers stuffed with pulled pork, wrapped in bacon and grilled. Rock Bottom is recommending that guests drink its seasonal Spring Lager with it.

Southwest Lemonade is fresh-squeezed lemonade with Tres Agaves Tequila. It is priced at around $8.50, although the price varies by location.

Habit Burger's Double Charburger.
Habit Burger's Double Charburger.

is moving a popular off-menu item, its Double Charburger with avocado on grilled sourdough, to its printed menu for the next 60 days, starting April 24.

Called the Santa Barbara style Charburger, the Habit is promoting it in partnership with the California Avocado Commission. The sandwich has two ground beef patties, melted American cheese, mayonnaise, pickles, lettuce, tomato and caramelized onions, as well as a thick layer of avocado. The item is priced at $5.45. There are 69 Habit Burger Grill restaurants throughout California, Arizona and Utah.

South Philly Steaks & Fries, a 15-unit chain based in Morristown, N.J., has added a steak and fries bowl to its menu. Premium grilled choice steak tips are topped with steak sauce, peppers and onions, and served over fries with melted provolone. The item, available through Oct. 22, is priced between $8.99 and $9.99. It was first tested at the end of last year at select locations. Subsequent tests earlier this year convinced the company to introduce it systemwide.

South Philly's steak and fries bowl.
South Philly's steak and fries bowl.

, which operates 11 locations in Southern California, is introducing a permanent line of Mexican-inspired items starting May 2.

The Ceviche includes shrimp and white fish marinated in citrus juices, peppers, onions, tomatoes and micro cilantro, served with corn tortilla chips, for $7.50

The Roasted Pork Torta is a pork loin sandwich with chipotle orange mustard, Swiss cheese, pickled onions, carrots and oranges, served warm on a Dutch Crunch roll, for $9.95

The Chicken Poblano features boneless chicken breast sautéed with white corn, peppers and onions in a poblano cream sauce. The dish is served with crispy tamale cakes, micro cilantro and a hot sauce crema, for $12.95

Carne Asada is marinated Angus skirt steak charbroiled and served with Spanish rice, black beans, salsa and tortillas, for $14.95

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