Starbucks is bringing Oleato, the coffee-and-olive oil drink that it introduced in Italy in February, to the United States. Not everywhere, but at more than 500 locations in select markets, which is a lot.
Dunkin’, meanwhile, has rolled out breakfast tacos and sister brand Baskin-Robbins has an Easter-themed ice cream cake.
KFC, in a move that probably isn’t surprising anyone, is now selling chicken nuggets, and Cowboy Chicken has introduced tenders.
Elsewhere in chicken, both Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza and Cici’s are introducing wings with Mike’s Hot Honey, and they’re also drizzling that condiment on pepperoni pizza.
Another chicken chain, Bonchon, is selling Korean doughnuts now, and in a similar vein Tacos 4 Life has sopapillas.
Cinnaholic has lemon and coconut specials, La Madeleine has blueberry and lemon specials, Great American Cookies is riffing on blueberry muffins, and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is playing with cardamom.
Bob Evans has a new biscuit sandwich, Native Grill & Wings has a bunch of new burgers, Del Taco has bursting boba, Marble Slab Creamery has cold brew coffee ice cream, and 16 Handles has chocolate-banana oat milk soft serve.
Pizza Guys is stuffing its crust with mozzarella cheese.
Just Salad, First Watch, and Pret A Manger have introduced their springtime lineup, Salata has limited-time pickles, and Noodles & Company has a new salad that’s a permanent addition.
Velvet Taco’s Weekly Taco Feature is based on an Italian sub.
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