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Menu Tracker: New items from McDonald’s, Starbucks, and Shake Shack

Plus innovation at Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, Au Bon Pain, Barberitos Southwestern Grill and Cantina, Bruster’s Real Ice Cream, Dolly Llama, El Pollo Loco, Farmer Boys, Flat Top Grill, Green District, Hot Dog on a Stick, Long John Silver’s, Next Level Burger, Salad and Go, Salad Station, Sarpino’s USA, Scooter’s Coffee, 16 Handles, Sweet Chick, Sweetgreen, Tender Greens, and Velvet Taco

There is a variety of strawberry that is supposed to taste a little bit like pineapple and is therefore called the pineberry, and Hot Dog on a Stick is putting it in lemonade.

Au Bon Pain had a systemwide sandwich development contest, and the winning items are on the menu for the current limited-time-offer cycle.

Starbucks has rolled out its seasonal lineup, with a bunch of returning items and one new one — a rolled brioche-like pastry with cinnamon, chocolate, and pistachio.

Applebee’s has some seasonal cocktails, as you’d expect, and there are seasonal shakes from Next level Burger and Shake Shack, and other types of beverages from Flat Top Grill, Salad Station, Salad and Go, and Scooter’s Coffee.

Bruster’s Real Ice Cream has seasonal treats, and Dolly Llama basically changed the garnish on its Halloween special and made it Thanksgiving-appropriate,

Speaking of desserts, Sweetgreen has one now, 16 Handles has a seasonal cheesecake flavored special, and McDonald’s has a new McFlurry (and a barbecue BLT Quarter Pounder).

Barberitos has a new Sriracha salsa that it also put in queso, El Pollo Loco has overstuffed quesadillas, and Long John Silver’s has cheese bites.

Tender Greens has new sandwiches and Thanksgiving-oriented sides, Sarpino’s USA has a limited-time pizza, Farmer Boys has cinnamon roll French Toast, and Green District has a new grain bowl and a wrap

Sweet Chick has pumpkin pie waffles, and Velvet Taco’s Weekly Taco Feature has sweet chile and shrimp.

Contact Bret Thorn at [email protected] 

Correction: November 18, 2022
The misspelling of Sarpinos USA has been corrected. The price of Au Bon Pain's Cleveland Fireside Egg Sandwich has also been corrected, as has the end date of that promotion.
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