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Menu Tracker: New items from KFC, Smashburger, and Sonic Drive-In

Plus innovation from Andy’s Frozen Custard, Bojangles, Bubbakoo’s Burritos, California Fish Grill, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Denny’s, Dough Doughnuts, Erbert and Gerbert’s, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop , Graze Craze, Just Salad, La Madeleine, Marco’s Pizza, MIXT, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Piada Italian Street Food, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Sarpino’s USA, Scooter’s Coffee, Shrimp Basket, , Smokey Bones, Sweetfin, Taco Del Mar, Tacodeli, Tacotarian, TGI Fridays, Velvet Taco, Wayback Burgers, Wetzel’s Pretzels, and Ziggi’s Coffee

A number of chains just introduced whole new sections to their menu. Bubbakoo’s Burritos now has curated “Killer Burritos” (and also Red Bull), Just Salad has a kids menu, La Madeleine has baked pasta, Marco’s Pizza has its own interpretation of stromboli, MIXT has grain bowls, Sonic Drive-In has energy drinks, and Sweetfin has chicken bowls.

Other chains are bringing back favorites, such as Bojangles’ seasonal Pork Chop Griller, KFC’s wraps, Moe’s Southwest Grill’s Chile con Queso, and Smashburger’s Mac & Cheese Burger (plus a new spicy variation).

Some chains are introducing Halloween specials just for the last few days of October, including Dough Doughnuts, Scooter’s Coffee, Wayback Burgers, Ziggi’s Coffee, and Velvet Taco (although that last one has a new Weekly Taco Feature every week, so it hardly counts).

Tacotarian just told us about its Mexican Pizza, but it has been available all month.

Menu Revamps are underway at Shrimp Basket and TGI Fridays.

California Fish Grill recently sourced sustainable mahi mahi and so it’s showcasing that, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop is jumping on the birria bandwagon, and there’s nothing wrong with that.

Denny’s has new sweet pancakes, Andy’s Frozen Custard has frozen autumnal treats, Wetzel’s Pretzels has s’mores-flavored pretzel bites, and Nothing Bundt Cakes has a miniature cake with candy on top..

Carrabba’s has its latest weekly pasta special, Erbert and Gerbert’s has tortellini soup, and Piada has new piadas.

There’s a new cocktail at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Sarpino’s USA has pizza topped with Boursin cheese, and Smokey Bones has a rib meal with a charitable component.

Charcuterie board concept Graze Craze has a new brunch option and Taco Del Mar and Tacodeli both have new chicken options.

Contact Bret Thorn at [email protected] 

Correction: November 02, 2023
An error in the availability of Moe's Southwest Grill's Chili con Queso has been corrected. The prices of La Madeleine's baked pastas have also been corrected.
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