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Menu Tracker: New Items from California Pizza Kitchen, Popeyes and Subway

Plus innovation at &Pizza, Another Broken Egg, Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, Auntie Anne’s, Black Tap, Checkers & Rally’s, Chick N Max, Chopt, Dave & Buster’s, Del Taco, Hopdoddy, Lion’s Choice, Pasqually’s Pizza and Wings, Pokeworks, Roy Rogers, Studio Movie Grill, Taco Cabana, Toppers Pizza, Tropical Smoothie Cafe, Velvet Taco, Wayback Burgers and Ziggi’s Coffee

Subway is continuing its “Eat Fresh Refresh” menu innovations with new subs and an upgraded roast beef sandwich, plus a seasonal cookie.

California Pizza Kitchen is bringing back its Santa Fe Chicken Pizza and Roy Rogers is resurrecting its cheesesteak, while Applebee’s is taking a page from its Cosmic Wings virtual brand and selling chicken coated in Cheetos dust.

Meanwhile, Pasqually’s Pizza and Wings, a virtual brand of Chuck E. Cheese, is selling a seasonal brownie-cookie mashup.

Taco Cabana has burritos smothered in queso, but only for Thanksgiving weekend. Del Taco is bringing back its seasonal tamales, probably for the rest of the year.

Black Tap has a whole new cocktail program, as well as a bunch of seasonal items, and Lion’s Choice has roast beef and turkey platters, among other specials.

Chick N Max has introduced its first sandwich that allows guests to have it with either grilled or fried chicken, and Toppers Pizza has a seasonal dessert.

Studio Movie Grill had a competition among its culinary team, and the winning items now have a permanent place on the menu.

You can get butternut squash ravioli cooked in brown butter with sage at Dave & Buster’s of all places.

More predictably, &Pizza now has plant-based chicken.

Another Broken Egg has two new seasonal sweet breakfast options, Checkers & Rally’s have a garlic butter burger with bacon and Hopdoddy has Thanksgiving sweet potato fries.

Popeyes has a new baked mac & cheese, Auntie Anne’s has pretzel bites in powdered sugar, Chopt has salads with Cholula products on them and Wayback Burgers has spicy burgers and fries and a brownie milkshake

Ziggi’s Coffee has sweet seasonal beverages, Pokeworks has a keto bowl, Tropical Smoothie Café is having fun with cranberries and Velvet Taco’s Weekly Taco Feature has portobello mushrooms.

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