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Menu Tracker: New items from Burger King, KFC, and Chipotle

Plus innovation at Baskin-Robbins, Bruster’s Real Ice Cream, Bubbakoo’s Burritos, Buona, BurgerFi, Casey’s, Chicken Salad Chick, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Church’s Texas Chicken, Clean Juice, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Donatos, El Pollo Loco, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, Hot Dog on a Stick, Jack in the Box, Jimboy’s Tacos, Krystal, Original ChopShop, Papa Murphy’s, Studio Movie Grill, Turning Point, Velvet Taco, and WaBa Grill

When is a taco not a taco?

When it’s a lettuce wrap.

Or maybe it’s still a taco. Who knows?

Jimboy’s Tacos, a chain of around 40 units based in Folsom, Calif., is calling its new item of chicken in a romaine lettuce leaf a Keto Taco, and that’s its choice.

It’s certainly not the first restaurant to do that.

In other taco news, WaBa Grill is testing some at 14 locations,  Fuzzy’s Taco Shop has Margarita shrimp ones, and Velvet Taco, as it always does, has a Weekly Taco Feature. This week it has fried chicken thigh.

Speaking of chicken, KFC is bringing back its Double Down, which is kind of a big deal, and Baskin-Robbins has chicken & waffle ice cream (although it doesn’t contain chicken).

Bruster’s Real Ice Cream has cookie-oriented treats this month.

Burger King is bringing back its melts, and offering a spicy version of its chicken fries.

Chicken Salad Chick has a somewhat spicy new salad, and Cracker Barrel has fried chicken topped with cheese and bacon.

It’s still the fairly early days of Lent, which Church’s Texas Chicken is observing with fried shrimp, and Buona, an Italian beef chain out of Chicago, has a meatless egg sandwich.

In pizza news, Donatos has a pepperoni pie topped with hot honey, Casey’s has one with three types of pepperoni, and Papa Murphy’s has one that uses nacho cheese instead of pizza sauce.

Bubbakoo’s Burritos has a new beef option, El Pollo Loco is putting shredded beef in a tostada, and Jack in the Box has a Mint Mobile Shake that is somehow related to Ryan Reynolds. 

The brunch chain Turning Point has a Pollo Loco Burrito. It’s unclear how the larger chain will feel about that.

Hot Dog on a Stick has berry lemonade, Clean Juice has a blue drink made with spirulina, Studio Movie Grill has a couple of cocktails named for new films, Original ChopShop has new salads and Krystal is glazing biscuits like they’re doughnuts.

Correction: March 06, 2023
An error in the price of Baskin-Robbins' Chick’n & Waffles ice cream has been corrected.
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