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

Plus innovation at Boston Market, Cava, Charleys Philly Steaks, Cowboy Chicken, Eegee’s, Fazoli’s, Firehouse Subs, Lemonade, MOD Pizza, Noodles & Company, Papa Johns, Pret à Manger, Qdoba, Sweetgreen, Taco Del Mar , Tous Les Jours, Twin Peaks, and Velvet Taco

McDonald’s is testing the waters with Krispy Kreme doughnuts: It’s about to start selling them at nine locations in and around Louisville, Ky. Other chains are being bolder, with national permanent rollouts of menu items: KFC has a new Buffalo ranch sauce, Pizza Hut has new melts that are rather like Papa John’s Papadias, introduced in 2020, Qdoba is offering Quesabirria, Twin Peaks has a new flatbread line, and Noodles & Company has introduced a plant-based version of chicken.

Papa John’s, for its part, is bringing back it’s Shaq-a-roni, which is a really just a pepperoni pizza sliced a little differently, but some of the proceeds do go to charity.

Boston Market and Cava are introducing new sauces for their chicken, Firehouse Subs has a new prime rib sandwich, Fazoli’s is testing new subs, and Pret à Manger has a new limited-time sub, but only for customers who order ahead using the chain’s app.

Sweetgreen has turkey meatballs and miso salmon, Eegee’s has chicken tenders, Cowboy Chicken has turkey specials, and Charleys Philly Steaks has apple items.

Tous Les Jours has Halloween treats, MOD Pizza has a pumpkin spice cake, Lemonade has a bunch of new seasonal items and Velvet Taco’s Weekly Taco Feature is inspired by Jambalaya

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