It has been a busy time for research & development in the highly profitable beverage world, with dozens of chains having rolled out limited-time offers over the past couple of months.
There are also a bunch of permanent additions to drink menus, like coconut milk at Dunkin’, oat milk at Starbucks, an horchata cold brew oat milk latte at Peet’s Coffee, a matcha smoothie at Nekter Juice Bar, smoothies with collagen meant to improve joints at Smoothie King, vanilla cold brew coffee at Farmer Boys, Shirley Temples at Main Event, a peanut butter whiskey cocktail for charity at Smokey Bones and two new tequila cocktails at Velvet Taco.
The Starbucks Reserve and Starbucks Reserve Roasteries — three of each of which exist in the United States — have an array of new drinks including espresso layered with fruit purée.
IHOP’s Bacon Obsession menu has a bacon milkshake and TGI Fridays’ Under the Big Top menu has several festive cocktails.
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse is celebrating the summer with flights of mini-Margaritas, and Hard Rock Cafe is celebrating Mother’s Day with a Momosa bar.
There are drinks with strawberries at Frisch’s Big Boy, Kung Fu Tea, Sonic Drive-In and Shake Shack, and a mangonada at Baskin-Robbins.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has a fruity tea, First Watch has a fruity drink with turmeric, Jamba has a lemonade with spirulina and Juice it Up! has açaí smoothies.
Grimaldi’s Pizzeria has new cocktails, as do Quaker Steak & Lube and Rib & Chop House.
McDonald’s has a new McFlurry; Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews, Rutter’s and Stan’s Coffee & Donuts have new shakes, PJ’s Coffee is bringing back its Wedding Cake coffee drinks, and Tropical Smoothie Café has a special smoothie for Atlanta Braves fans.
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