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Menu Tracker: New items from Papa Johns, Sonic Drive-In and Taco Bell

Plus innovation at Bellagreen, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, THB Bagelry & Deli, Velvet Taco and Wings Over

Papa Johns has introduced what it calls a New York-style pizza, by which it means a large pizza with soft slices that can be folded, as is the custom in New York City.

Sonic Drive-In is bringing back its patty melt, and Taco Bell has a new creamy chipotle sauce to go with its latest Chalupa.

Bellagreen has new seasonal items, including salmon tacos in almond-flour tortillas for those following the Paleo diet.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit has introduced its version of the Walking Taco — similar to a Frito pie, it’s a bag of Fritos corn chips with cheese sauce and brisket chili.

THB Bagelry & Deli, a small chain based in Towson, Md., has teamed up with McCormick & Company, based nearby in Baltimore, to add Old Bay seasoning to its hot chocolate. It’s reported to be a big hit, and may stay on the menu beyond New Year’s Eve.

Wings Over, a chain out of Ohio, is now serving chicken tenders in a split-top buttered bun, and Velvet Taco’s Weekly Taco Feature includes a bratwurst made with foie gras.

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Correction: January 06, 2022
This gallery has been updated with more detail about Bellagreen's tandoori sauce and the sourcing of its salmon. An error in the name of THB Bagelry & Deli has also been corrected.
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