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

Plus innovation at Another Broken Egg, Bar Louie, Bojangles, Bruster’s Real Ice Cream, Burgerville, Capital Tacos, Charleys Cheesesteaks, Cold Stone Creamery, Cousins Subs, Cowboy Chicken, Denny’s, Dog Haus, Dutch Bros, El Pollo Loco, Eureka!, Fazoli’s, Great American Cookies, The Habit Burger Grill, Jet’s Pizza, Jimmy John’s , Jinya Ramen Bar, Joe and the Juice, Juice it Up, Krystal, Little Caesars, Naf Naf Grill, Noodles & Company, Panda Express, Paris Baguette, Pieology, Playa Bowls, Robeks, Rush Bowls, Shake Shack, Snuffer’s Restaurant & Bar, Sonic Drive-In, Sprinkles, Tin Lizzy’s Cantina, Velvet Taco, and Wahlburgers

After a hiatus of several years, Arby’s is leaning into its “We have the meats” slogan by cooking with game, which it did with venison, elk and duck in the late teens. Now it’s leveraging its relatively new burger platform for a new football themed item.

Burgerville also has a new burger, as do Eureka!, the Habit Burger Grill, Shake Shack, and Snuffer’s.

Capital Tacos has a burger taco, and Krystal and Wahlburgers have new sliders.

Little Caesars has a football themed Calzony (it has four quarters; get it?)

Taco Bell is testing dark meat chicken in Atlanta.

Noodles & Company is rolling out Chicken Parmesan, Jimmy John’s has made some of its summertime wraps permanent, and Panda Express has an item featuring super-trendy chili crisp.

KFC has new spicy wings, Bojangles is testing wings in South Carolina, and Jinya Ramen Bar has wings in sweet soy glaze.

Sonic Drive-In has brought back its pickle fries.

Dog Haus is offering wings as part of a trio of items for which proceeds are going to Maui relief efforts. Some proceeds from Bar Louie’s Martini of the Month will go to No Kid Hungry.

Featuring new pumpkin-oriented items are Another Broken Egg, Cold Stone Creamery, Denny’s, Dutch Bros, Fazoli’s, Great American Cookies, Joe and the Juice, Juice it Up!, Paris Baguette, Playa Bowls, Robeks, and Rush Bowls.

Bruster’s Real Ice Cream is highlighting s’mores for the end of summer, and apples for the beginning of autumn.

Tin Lizzy’s Cantina has lobster tacos, Sprinkles has a cupcake based on a candy from Northern Mexico, and Pieology has a macadamia nut cookie.

Cousins Subs has a new sub, Charleys Cheesesteaks has a new cheesesteak, and Cowboy Chicken has a new cowboy (just kidding; it has sweet potato waffle fries).

Naf Naf Grill has spicy hummus, El Pollo Loco has some new quesadillas, Jet’s Pizza is playing with popcorn chicken, and Velvet Taco’s Weekly Taco Feature is based on quesabirria.

Contact Bret Thorn at [email protected] 

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