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Menu Tracker: New items from Burger King, Chick-fil-A, Popeyes, and Wendy’s

Plus innovation at Applebee’s, Arby’s, Black Bear Diner, Chicken Salad Chick, The Counter, Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, Freebirds World Burrito, Häagen-Dazs, Hardee’s, The Halal Guys, Insomnia Cookies, Krispy Kreme, Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, Mooyah, Panera, Pizza Factory, Roam Artisan Burgers, Salata Salad Kitchen, Smashburger, Smokey Bones, Sweet Chick, Tim Hortons, Uno Pizzeria and Grill, Velvet Taco, Viva Chicken, Yogurtland, and Ziggi’s Coffee

Popeyes is at it again in the chicken innovation department, this time with its first non-breaded chicken item.

But so is Burger King, which is bringing the Italian treatment to its new chicken sandwich, and Wendy’s is applying a similar Italian build to both chicken and burgers.

Chick-fil-A has a new chicken tortilla soup, and so, probably coincidentally, does Salata Salad Kitchen.

Chicken Salad Chick is bringing back the Deck the Holly, which is a variation on the Jalapeño Holly — classic chicken salad, but with hot peppers — that’s made with cranberries too.

The Halal Guys are adding jalapeño peppers to hummus.

Hardee’s has some extra-large menu items for the holidays, and Freebirds World Burrito is letting customers basically double the size of their entrées for $3.

Panera is experimenting with shakes with flavors derived from their baked goods. New shakes are also to be had at The Counter, Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, Häagen-Dazs, Mooyah, Smashburger, and Chick-fil-A.

New and returning seasonal coffee drinks are on offer at Tim Hortons and Ziggi’s, and Arby’s is bringing back the burger that it introduced as a limited-time offer earlier this year.

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar has a DIY gingerbread house, Insomnia Cookies and Yogurtland have seasonal treats, Krispy Kreme has special Thanksgiving doughnuts, and Sweet Chick has a sandwich meant to evoke the flavors of leftover.

Applebee’s has new and returning sizzling skillets, Black Bear Diner has dinner specials, Uno Pizzeria and Grill has several new items, as does Viva Chicken, and Smokey Bones has a new wing flavor

Roam Artisan Burgers has a new vegan option, Pizza Factory is the latest chain to put Flamin’ Hot Cheetos on things, and Velvet Taco’s Weekly Taco Feature has brie, steak, and roasted grapes.

Contact Bret Thorn at [email protected] 

Correction: November 21, 2022
An error in the size of Freebirds World Burritos' "Monster" option has been corrected. The end date of Häagen-Dazs's peppermint bark items also has been corrected.
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