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Menu Tracker: New items from McDonald’s, IHOP, and Taco Bell

Plus innovation at Auntie Anne’s, Aussie Grill by Outback, Baskin-Robbins, BJ’s Restaurants, Burgerville, Charleys Cheesesteaks, Chevy’s Fresh Mex, Culver’s, Elevation Burger, Firehouse Subs, Flame Broiler, Gott’s Roadside, Hot Head Burritos, Pickleman’s Gourmet Café, Pret à Manger, Ruby Slipper, Shake Shack, 16 Handles, True Food Kitchen, Velvet Taco, Voodoo Doughnut

Culver’s CurderBurger is back. The item that originated as an April Fool’s joke and then became an extremely limited time offer is now available for all of October.

McDonald’s has two new sauces, and Taco Bell is bringing back its Nacho Fries, but this time customers can enjoy them with a creamy vegan sauce that was in the Vegan Crunchwrap that the chain tested briefly in three markets earlier this year. 

IHOP has a bunch of new items, as do True Food Kitchen and Pret à Manger.

There are new pumpkin spice items from Burgerville, Ruby Slipper, Gott’s Roadside, and Voodoo Doughnut as well as Pret à Manger, while Baskin-Robbin has one special related to apples, and another to Halloween.

BJ’s has a Halloween-themed pizookie.

Chevy’s has a menu developed in collaboration with San Francisco 49ers linebacker Fred Warner, and Hot Head Burritos has a lineup named after the chain’s mascot.

Pickleman’s Gourmet Café, a 29-unit chain based in St. Louis, has mac & cheese bowls now, 16 Handles has blue cookie dough, and Shake Shack is testing sundaes.

Aussie Grill by Outback has new steaks various toppings and is calling them “topped steaks,” and Flame Broiler and Charleys Cheesesteaks both have spicy new chicken items.

Elevation Burger has a new spicy burger, Firehouse Subs has a pulled pork sandwich, Auntie Anne’s has sweet new bites, and Velvet Taco’s Weekly Taco Feature is a walking taco.

Contact Bret Thorn at [email protected] 

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