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Menu Tracker: New items from Checkers & Rally’s, P.F. Chang’s and Tim Hortons

Plus additions at Bennigan’s, Buffalo Wings & Rings, Cotton Patch Café, Krystal, Lemonade, Mellow Mushroom, Newk’s Eatery, Smashburger, Tarka Indian Kitchen, Uno Pizzeria & Grill and Velvet Taco

Bennigan’s, Buffalo Wings & Rings and P.F. Chang’s are celebrating the holidays with new cocktails (plus, at P.F. Chang’s a new iteration of its popular lettuce wraps), while Krystal, Smashburger and Tim Hortons are marking the seasons with softer, sweeter beverages.

Cotton Patch Café is offering new breaded and fried chicken and pork entrees, and Uno Pizzeria & Grill is going back to its roots with a Chicago-style deep dish line.

Lemonade has a new garlic-rosemary flank steak option, Checkers & Rally’s have a new spicy chicken sandwich, and Newk’s Eatery is finding new ways to dress up its family recipe chile.

Tarka Indian Kitchen, and Indian chain based in Austin, Texas, has introduced new vegan options, and Mellow Mushroom has some permanent menu additions, including a pizza inspired by the Cubano sandwich that was developed by Andrew Clarke & Mitch Lloyd, two employees at the chain’s Blacksburg, Va., location.

Velvet Taco’s Weekly Taco Feature also draws inspiration from a traditional dish: turducken.

All photos courtesy of their respective companies

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Correction: December 01, 2020
This gallery has been updated with more details about Lemonade's yellow curry and the sauce accompanying P.F. Chang's new lettuce wraps.
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