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Menu Tracker: New items from Chili’s, Outback Steakhouse and Red Robin

Plus innovation at Bob Evans, Dolly Llama, Halal Guys, Hopdoddy, Jeremiah’s Italian Ice, Miller’s Ale House, Miller's Famous Sandwiches, Studio Movie Grill, Tacodeli, Tim Hortons, Velvet Taco and Voodoo Doughnut

Sweetened bacon with pepper is full-on mainstream now as family-dining chain Bob Evans has added it as a permanent addition to its menu.

Other chains are going full gingerbread, with food and drink offerings inspired by the treat from Jeremiah’s Italian Ice, Outback Steakhouse and Red Robin Gourmet Burgers & Brews.

Mint is the key of some new items from Dolly Llama and Hopdoddy — and a new Margarita variant at Chili’s is garnished with a candy cane — while Voodoo Doughnut has another maple-driven treat.

The Thanksgiving sandwich at Miller’s Famous Sandwiches has proven to be so popular that it now has a permanent place on the menu, and Miller’s Ale House has a new mac & cheese.

Halal Guys has spicier chicken and lemonier hummus, and Velvet Taco’s Weekly Taco Feature is inspired by gyros.

Studio Movie Grill has a Spider Man-inspired soft drink, Tacodeli has spiked horchata and Tim Hortons has oat milk, but only in Canada.

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Correction: December 09, 2021
The misspelling of Jeremiah’s Italian Ice has been corrected.
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