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Menu Tracker: New items from KFC, Taco Bell, and Panda Express

Plus innovation at Applebee’s, Arby’s, Burgerville, Checkers & Rally’s, Del Taco , Dunkin’, Fogo de Chão, Golden Corral, Krispy Kreme, Marble Slab Creamery, O’Charley’s, Scooter’s Coffee, Smokey Mo’s TX BBQ, Twin Peaks, Urban Plates, Velvet Taco, and Walk-On’s

Chizza, the closest thing KFC has to pizza, for which it uses fried chicken as the “crust,” has been available abroad for years, and on Monday it will be available stateside.

In other big chain news, Taco Bell is testing dipping tacos and loaded chicken ones, Arby’s is bringing back it’s Brown Sugar Bacon, Panda Express is reprising its Firecracker Shrimp, Del Taco has rolled out Lent specials, Dunkin’ has new energy drinks, and Applebee’s is gearing up for St. Patrick’s Day.

Scooter’s Coffee has a green drink for the holiday, and you’d think O’Charley’s would, too, but for the moment it’s still in Lent mode.

Krispy Kreme has new doughnuts in partnership with Hershey’s, and Marble Slab Creamery has specials made with Oreo cookies.

Burgerville has new sliders, Checkers & Rally’s have sourdough melts, Golden Corral has added shrimp and chicken tenders to its buffet and Fogo de Chão now has porterhouse steak.

Twin Peaks has a bunch of new cocktails, Smokey Mo’s has burnt ends, Urban Plates has a whole lineup of limited-time offers, Walk-On’s has new wing sauces, and Velvet Taco’s Weekly Taco Feature has fried chicken.

Contact Bret Thorn at [email protected]

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