Taco Bell is bringing back its Nacho fries for the ninth time, and also topping it with steak and a new hot sauce. It’s also bringing back the Beefy Crunch Burrito because it beat out the Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos in a contest, and introducing a California Breakfast Crunch Wrap, and that’s not all.
It’s hard to keep track, but we’re doing our best; check it all out on slide #22.
Meanwhile, Dunkin’ is bringing back its Butter Pecan Swirl syrup as a permanent option because its customers like it so much.
Red Lobster has some new cocktails. So do Condado Tacos and Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar.
Lazy Dog also has some new spirit-free beverage options, as do Guy Fieri’s concept Chicken Guy! (emphasis his), Culver’s, Gott’s Roadside, Juice it Up!, Tim Hortons, Tous Les Jours, and Tropical Smoothie Cafe.
Barnes & Noble — yes, the book store chain; lots of them have cafés — has a new vegan breakfast sandwich.
Beyond Juicery, Clean juice, and Playa Bowls all have new mango options.
BJ’s has a new Pizookie, as it does every few months, and Burgerville has a burger with corn tortilla in it, which it might never have done before.
Bruxie has a hot honey chicken sandwich, but who doesn’t?
Chuck E. Cheese has a new bundle in partnership with LankyBox, and Sweetgreen has a salad in collaboration with some big-time Miami chefs, but only in South Florida.
Firehouse Subs has a smokey new sandwich, Newk’s Eatery has a bunch of spring items plus a salad that has earned its place as a permanent addition.
Speaking of permanence, Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub is celebrating its 70th anniversary with a bunch of retro items.
White Castle has a spicy slider, Sarpino’s USA has a pork belly pizza, Tacos 4 Life has street tacos and Velvet Taco’s Weekly Taco Feature is inspired by the tuna melt.
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