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Menu Tracker: New items from Arby’s, Dunkin’ and KFC

Plus new products from Checkers & Rally’s, Church’s Chicken, Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, Grumpy’s Restaurants, Huddle House, Jack in the Box, Uno Pizzeria & Grill, Velvet Taco and White Castle

Matcha, the powdered Japanese green tea, is mainstream now: Dunkin’ is offering it Nationwide.

Vegan cheese substitutes are less mainstream, but White Castle, the first major chain to introduce a vegan burger systemwide, is introducing a dairy-free cheese-like option at restaurants in New Jersey and New York City.

Lent starts on Wednesday, so new seafood sandwiches are in offing from Arby’s, Church’s Chicken and Freddy’s. Grumpy’s Restaurants, meanwhile, is focusing on Mardi Gras with a king cake waffle.

Just in time for Fat Tuesday, KFC is introducing chicken and doughnuts, sister brands Checkers & Rally’s are offering two varieties of cheesesteak, and Huddle House is offering a new line of meaty skillets drenched in rich sauces.

Jack in the Box has introduced stuffed breakfast croissants for $1, and Uno’s is jumping on the zoodles bandwagon with one vegetarian option, and one zoodle dish topped with Lent-friendly shrimp.

Contact Bret Thorn at bret.thorn@informa.com 

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