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Menu Tracker: New items from Popeyes, Taco Bell and Papa Johns

Join Nation’s Restaurant News senior food and beverage editor Bret Thorn in this culinary experience


Join Nation’s Restaurant News senior food and beverage editor Bret Thorn for another video edition of Menu Tracker. Thorn tasted five new menu products from the past few weeks and, in the video ahead, you’ll get to hear exactly what he thinks of all the food.

Here are the menu items he sampled:

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Ghost Pepper Wings: A returning item of six chicken wings marinated in a ghost pepper spice blend, battered, breaded, fried and served with buttermilk ranch dressing, around $9

Fuku Sashay Filet Biscuit: Habanero chile brined fried chicken thigh on a cheddar Mason Dixie Foods biscuit with Georgia peach sauce and pickles, $6, proceeds of which go to the Hetrick Martin Institute to support LGBTQIA+ youth

Taco Bell Steak Chile Verde Fries: Spiced fries topped with a new Chile Verde sauce made with jalapeño peppers, lime and “zesty herbs,” along with nacho cheese sauce, three-cheese blend, reduced fat sour cream, crunchy tortilla strips, and marinated and grilled steak, $4.49, also available wrapped in a burrito for $3.99

Pizza Hut Cheesesteak Pizza: Pizza topped with sirloin steak strips, Alfredo sauce, green bell peppers, onion, Parmesan cheese, and oregano, starting at $13.99

Papa Johns Doritos Cool Ranch Papadia: Pizza dough filled with choice of fillings, baked and dusted with Doritos Cool Ranch seasoning, served with extra spiced ranch sauce for dipping, $7.99


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