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Menu Tracker: New items from Dunkin’, Starbucks, and Cinnabon

Plus innovation at Baskin-Robbins, Carl’s Jr., Chopt, Cinnaholic, Dog Haus, Dutch Bros, First Watch, Flower Child, Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, Friendly’s, Hardee’s Jimmy John’s, Long John Silver’s, PJ’s Coffee, Plant Power Fast Food, Potbelly, Regal Theatres, Rise Southern Biscuits and Righteous Chicken, Shake Shack, Sonny’s BBQ , Sprinkles, Studio Movie Grill, Velvet Taco, and Yoshinoya

Pumpkin spice season typically ends on Thanksgiving Day. Come the fourth Friday of November and it’s all about mocha, peppermint, eggnog, and gingerbread.

Yes, ginger’s a pumpkin spice. It transcends drink seasons.

But now in the first week of November Christmastime drinks are already on a roll.

There are new drinks and other holiday specials from Cinnabon, Cinnaholic, Dunkin’, Dutch Bros, Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, PJ’s Coffee, Potbelly, and Starbucks.

Thanksgiving in particular is being promoted by Baskin-Robbins, Dog Haus, Friendly’s, and Studio Movie Grill (sort of) and Sprinkles is celebrating the Hindu holiday of Diwali.

Shake Shack is celebrating the launch of the film Trolls Band Together.

Hardee’s is bringing back its legacy cinnamon raisin biscuit, Carl’s Jr. has a guacamole burger, and Long John Silver’s and Regal Theatres now have cheese curds.

First Watch and Flower Child, have a whole new lineup of new seasonal specials, and Rise Southern Biscuits and Righteous Chicken has a bunch of new permanent items.

Jimmy John’s has new potato chips, Chopt has a vegan salad, and Plant Power Fast Food has a new vegan burger that’s made from plants.

Sonny’s BBQ, on the other hand, has a new meat sampler.

Yoshinoya has karaage, and Velvet Taco’s Weekly Taco Feature is inspired by chicken piccata.

Contact Bret Thorn at [email protected] 

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