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Menu Tracker: New items from Sonic Drive-In, Krispy Kreme and Chili’s

Plus innovation at Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar, Barberitos, Bob Evans, Bonanza and Ponderosa Steakhouses, Bubbakoo’s Burritos, Cousins Subs, Golden Chick, Great American Cookies, Jinya Ramen Bar, Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que, North Italia, Pei Wei, Roy Rogers, 7-Eleven, TacoTime, Tous Les Jours, Urban Plates, Velvet Taco and Wings & Rings

Berry season is upon us, as we can see with new menu items from Bob Evans, Cousins Subs, Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que, Wings & Rings and Tous Les Jours (although Tous Les Jours’ strawberry items are permanent additions to the menu)

Sonic Drive-In had something of a hit a few years ago with pickle juice slushes. Now it’s bringing pickles back, but a bit more moderately, with a pickle-heavy burger as well as fried pickled spears.

Krispy Kreme has a new glaze made with Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal, and Great American Cookies has snickerdoodles topped with caramel corn.

Barberitos has a new brand ambassador, Georgia Bulldog star Jordan Davis, and is celebrating that fact for the rest of the year with a burrito named after him that pretty much just has double of everything.

Speaking of burritos, TacoTime has burritos stuffed with Impossible Burger and Bubbakoo’s Burritos is offering a spicy new sauce to its guests.

Speaking of spice, Golden Chick has a new spicy chicken sandwich.

Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar has a southern-inspired offering with pimiento cheese and fried green tomatoes, Roy Rogers has a new burger topped with mushrooms, and sister chains Bonanza and Ponderosa Steakhouses have several types of smothered chopped steak on Texas Toast.

Pei Wei is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with the return of its Mongolian Chicken Nachos, Chili’s monthly Margarita is made with Patrón and 7-Eleven has miniature empanadas.

Jinya Ramen Bar has a bowl co-branded with the HBO Max series Tokyo Vice, North Italia and Urban Plates have a bunch of seasonal items and Velvet Taco’s Weekly Taco Feature is inspired by orange chicken.

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Correction: May 03, 2022
Errors in the names of North Italia's Tucano Punch and You, Me and Capri cocktail have been corrected.
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