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Menu Tracker: New items from Pizza Hut, Sonic Drive-In and Olive Garden

Plus innovation at Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, Baskin-Robbins, Bruster’s Real Ice Cream, California Pizza Kitchen, Chili’s Grill & Bar, Church’s Chicken, Clean Juice, Dog Haus, Dutch Bros Coffee, Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh, Little Caesars, Main Squeeze Juice Co., Salt & Straw, Smoothie King, TGI Fridays, Velvet Taco , Which Wich and Your Pie

Olive Garden has long offered guests unlimited breadsticks, and now it has unlimited dipping sauces to go with them for a modest upcharge.

Pizza Hut is bringing back its Edge Pizza, first introduced in 1997, Church’s Chicken is reprising its popular summertime Smokehouse Chicken, and TGI Fridays is offering its rainbow cake as its annual Pride Month limited-time offer.

Little Caesars is rolling out pizza with a stuffed crust.

Watermelon season is upon us, and Clean Juice, Dutch Bros Coffee, Main Squeeze Juice Co. and Smoothie King are all marking the occasion with new items featuring the fruit. Your Pie, on the other hand, is reprising summertime peach items.

Baskin-Robbins, for its part, is marking the approach of summer with a “Sour Berry Slime” sauce meant to evoke summertime fun, along with a Summertime Lime “flavor of the month.” Bruster’s Real Ice Cream also has a Key Lime ice cream this month, along with a sorbet of mango and dragon fruit.

Citrus and beets are in Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh’s summertime hummus, and Which Wich has a proprietary new MTN DEW flavor with lemonade.

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar has some fruity new cocktails and California Pizza Kitchen has a new focaccia line.

In fried chicken news, Chili’s Grill & Bar has a new chicken sandwich and Sonic Drive-In has rolled out a chicken po’boy.

Dog Haus has a new collab, Salt & Straw has new ice cream meant to encourage kids to read and Velvet Taco’s Weekly Taco Feature is actually a tuna poke lettuce wrap.

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Correction: June 07, 2021
This gallery has been updated with more details about California Pizza Kitchens' new menu items, including information on how long they will be available.
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