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Menu Tracker: New items from McDonald’s, KFC and Subway

Plus additions at Daphne’s, Del Taco, Dos Toros, Eggs Up Grill, Fazoli’s, Fuku, Gott’s Roadside, Hard Rock Cafe, IHOP, Juice it Up!, Just Salad, Killer Burger, Main Event, Main Squeeze Juice Co. , McAlister’s Deli, Metro Diner, MOD Pizza , Nékter Juice Bar, Pollo Tropical, Pressed Juicery, Qdoba Mexican Eats, Roy Rogers, Taco Cabana, Taco John’s, TGI Fridays, Torchy’s Tacos, Velvet Taco:, Vitality Bowls, Voodoo Doughnut and Yogurtland

You might be tired of all the new pumpkin spice menu items, but Taco Cabana isn’t: That chain is now offering a Pumpkin Spice Margarita.

New pumpkin items are also available at Fazoli’s, IHOP, Main Squeeze Juice Co., Metro Diner, Pressed Juicery and Voodoo Doughnut.

McDonald’s is expanding its core pastry line for the first time since 2012, and KFC has revamped its core sauce offerings including a new tangy-smoky KFC Sauce.

Both Del Taco and Qdoba have teamed up with Cholula Hot Sauce to create new menu items, while Subway has a new chicken sandwich featuring Frank’s Red Hot sauce.

Fuku, McAlister’s Deli, Pollo Tropical and Roy Rogers also have new chicken sandwiches.

Both Main Event and Nékter Juice Bar are celebrating their concepts’ anniversaries with birthday cake flavored beverages.

Taco John’s is testing some fitness-oriented bowls in the upper Midwest, and Daphne’s has a new vegan Power Bowl.

TGI Fridays and Gott’s Roadside have new plant-based protein options, and Dos Toros has rolled out cauliflower rice.

Hard Rock Cafe has a bunch of new family meal bundles, Eggs Up Grill has new brunch items, and Juice it Up! has an horchata smoothie.

Killer Burger, having scored a fresh supply of green chiles, is bringing back its José Mendoza Burger, and MOD Pizza is using Calabrian chiles for its latest limited-time pie, the Viviana.

Just Salad is featuring its newest ingredient, manchego cheese, in The Catalan, Vitality Bowls has an Apple Pie Bowl and Yogurtland has a frozen treat made with cold brew coffee.

Torchy’s Tacos’ monthly special is election themed and has pulled pork, and Velvet Taco’s weekly taco feature is made with flank steak and chimichurri.

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Correction: October 09, 2020
An earlier version of this gallery had the descriptions of Taco John's Vegetarian and Vegan bowls reversed.
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