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Menu Tracker: New items from Burger King, Krystal, and Buffalo Wild Wings

Plus innovation at Beans & Brews Coffee House, Bruster’s Real Ice Cream, Chester’s Chicken, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Dog Haus, Eggs Up Grill, Friendly’s, Fuku, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, Insomnia Cookies, Nekter Juice Bar, Noodles & Company, Playa Bowls, Ruby Slipper Restaurant, 7-Eleven, Smokey Bones, Sprinkles, Studio Movie Grill, Tacos 4 Life, Taziki’s Mediterranean Café, Velvet Taco, Vitality Bowls.

June is LGBTQ Pride month, and a number of chains have specials promoting that, including Fuku, Noodles & Company, and Sprinkles. The first two are donating proceeds to organizations committed to assisting those communities and Sprinkles is making an upfront donation to the Los Angeles LGBT Center.

Dog Haus once again has a monthly special with $1 of each sale going to No Kid Hungry.

Other chains are kicking off the month with reformulated versions of existing items: Chester’s Chicken has upgraded its sandwich, and Krystal reformulated its fries. Insomnia Cookies, on the other hand, is reprising several old favorites, and Smokey Bones is bringing back its bacon doughnut.

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has a new matcha imported from Shizuoka, Japan that it’s then blending with syrups and dairy in ways that the tea growers might never have imagined.

Beans & Brews Coffee House, for its part, has its own line of energy drinks.

Buffalo Wild Wings and 7-Eleven have new wing sauces, Bruster’s has some fruity ice cream specials, and Friendly’s has the latest in its line of Conehead sundaes.

Burger King is testing a new chicken biscuit in select markets, and Velvet Taco now is serving breakfast-inspired items at its Dallas locations.

Tacos 4 Life has a Buffalo Chicken taco.

Vitality Bowls and Playa Bowls both have new bowls and smoothies, and Nekter Juice Bar has new flavors of its Skoop non-dairy frozen dessert.

Studio Movie Grill has movie-themed drinks, just as you’d expect.

Eggs Up Grill, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, and Ruby Slipper Restaurant all have summertime specials and Taziki’s Mediterranean Café has new permanent items.


Contact Bret Thorn at [email protected]

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