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Menu Tracker: New items from Taco Bell, Dunkin’, and Firehouse Subs

Plus innovation at Barnes & Noble, Beyond Juicery + Eatery, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, Bruxie, Burgerville, Chicken Guy!, Chuck E. Cheese, Clean Juice, Condado Tacos, Culver’s, Gott’s Roadside, Juice it Up!, Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, Newk’s Eatery, Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub, Playa Bowls, Red Lobster, Sarpino’s USA, Sweetgreen, Tacos 4 Life, Tim Hortons, Tous Les Jours, Tropical Smoothie Café, Velvet Taco, and White Castle

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.

Contact Bret Thorn at [email protected] 

Correction: April 17, 2023
An error in the price of the street tacos at Tacos 4 Life has been corrected.
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