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Autumn drinks from 28 chains that don’t contain pumpkin spice

Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii, Bar Louie, Beans & Brews Coffeehouse, Biggby Coffee, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, Black Tap, Blue Bottle Coffee, Carl’s Jr., The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Dog Haus, Dutch Bros, Eggs Up Grill, First Watch, Jack in the Box, Juice it Up!, Krispy Kreme, Miller’s Ale House, Next Level Burger, Panera, Rock & Brews, Smokey Bones, Snooze A.M. Eatery, Starbucks , Tacodeli, Tim Hortons, Turning Point, Wahlburgers, and Wayback Burgers

Although pumpkin-flavored items grab many of the headlines at this time of year, there are plenty of other new beverages out there, some with explicit autumn flavors, especially apple, but also caramel, maple and other warm, harvest-inspired elements, but others are just part of the regular cycle of rotating and usually highly profitable drinks that restaurants would like their guests to dry. That includes Bar Louie’s Grand Lemon Drop, some proceeds of which are going to hunger relief, and Dog Haus has launched a cocktail to help with Maui relief efforts.

BJ’s has a new seasonal beer, Black Tap is rolling out high-proof “shake shots,” and Krispy Kreme has taken the time to relaunch its entire coffee program.

Miller’s Ale House is using Kendall Jenner’s tequila, and Rock & Brews is using Metallica’s whiskey.

Smokey Bones has new cocktails without any celebrities behind them.

Blue Bottle Coffee is using cardamom and orange blossom as a unique seasonal combination, and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is flavoring a seasonal tea with Valencia orange.

Juice it Up! has new horchata smoothies, and Tacodeli has a new agua fresca.

Read on to see what drinks other chains are offering this season.


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