Stop the presses: Starbucks is bringing back its Pumpkin Spice Latte!
Just kidding. Although Starbucks is obviously bringing back its game-changing seasonal beverage, for the 18th year in a row now, that’s not press-stopping news. However it does have a new Apple Crisp Macchiato, which is kind of interesting.
And Taco Bell’s much-hyped Crispy Chicken Sandwich Taco is finally rolling out nationally.
In other big chain news, Pizza Hut is bringing back the Detroit-style pizza it introduced as a limited-time offer earlier this year, and Wendy’s is rolling out a burger with a new cheddar bun.
Cheesy carriers are becoming increasingly prevalent these days, such as at Del Taco, where quesadillas are being used as taco shells now.
Donatos, for its part, has a new grilled cheese pizza.
Although we’re not out of August yet, more chains are already introducing pumpkin spice items, including The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, First Watch, Huckleberry’s Breakfast and Lunch, Smoothie King and SweetFrog. Hungry Howie’s is, too, but it’s waiting until Sept. 1.
Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers is bringing back a burger first introduced in 2018, and Mooyah Burgers, Fries and Shakes has a brand new Texas-inspired burger and a Texas pecan shake to go with it.
Huddle House has new bowls and wraps, Long John Silver’s has lobster bites, Bluestone Lane has a flat white with oat milk and Jinya Ramen Bar has a new soup with a side of fried chicken.
Eureka!, Miller’s Ale House and Smokey Bones each have a bunch of new seasonal items, Twin Peaks has new wing sauces, among other things, Canadian Chain Pizza Pizza has new chicken-free chicken, Woody’s Bar-B-Q has new tacos, Moe’s Southwest Grill is testing Icees in three Atlanta-area locations and Velvet Taco’s Weekly Taco Feature has fried calamari.
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