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.
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