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Menu Tracker: New items from Boston Market, IHOP and Marco’s Pizza

Plus innovation from Bojangles, The Habit Burger Grill, Huckleberry’s Breakfast and Lunch, Huddle House, Luna Grill, Main Squeeze Juice Co., Pollo Tropical, Teriyaki Madness, Toppers Pizza, Velvet Taco and Zaxby’s

Boston Market has thrown its hat in the giant ring of chains selling fried chicken sandwiches, and Bojangles is reporting a surge in popularity of the Uva, a “secret” chicken biscuit item named for Columbia, S.C., sportscaster Mike Uva, who got it accidentally. The Habit Burger Grill has new chicken bites with extra crunch, and Zaxby’s has a new saucer for its fried chicken tenders. Teriyaki Madness has a new sweet-and-spicy "Mad Sauce."

IHOP, for its part, is now selling burritos and burrito bowls. Marco’s Pizza has expanded its pizza bowl offerings to include a build-your-own option.

Huddle House and Huckleberry’s Breakfast and lunch are both offering new French toast preparations.

Luna Grill is taking its Modern Greek Chicken Salad and serving it as a wrap, with cabbage instead of lettuce so that it will travel better.

In vegan news, Pollo Tropical has a new picadillo made with Beyond Meat, and Toppers Pizza has added a dairy-free version of its Topperstix to its menu.

Main Squeeze Juice Co. is offering a lower-calorie drinkable version of King Cake in the runup to Mardi Gras, and Velvet Taco’s Weekly Taco Feature is actually a salmon lettuce wrap.

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Correction: January 22, 2021
An error stating that Teriyaki Madness has fried items has been corrected.
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