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Menu Tracker: New items from Taco Bell, Schlotzsky’s, and McAlister’s Deli

Plus innovation at BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, Cinnabon, Dog Haus, Honeygrow, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, Paris Baguette, Velvet Taco, Viva Chicken

Taco Bell has turned its Cinnamon Twists dessert into cereal and is handing out boxes of it in a limited supply at limited locations and only for certain customers (those who order via Uber Eats and loyalty program members). Cereal is not obviously in Taco Bell’s wheelhouse, but the chain does seem to enjoy testing limits.

Also stepping out of its comfort zone is Viva Chicken, the Charlotte, N.C., Peruvian chicken concept which is now offering steak. Sausage specialist Dog Haus is selling bowls now, and Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, which makes beer, has a whole new lineup of non-alcoholic drinks. 

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse also makes beer, and it frequently offers a new flavor of “pizookie,” it’s warm cookie in a skillet, and it just introduced a new one inspired by cinnamon rolls, speaking of which, Cinnabon has a new flavor of its Chillatta line of frozen drinks.

McAlister’s Deli has a new Mardi Gras-themed cookie, Schlotzsky’s has new flatbreads, and Paris Baguette has a bunch of new sweet and savory baked goods.

Honeygrow has a chicken parm stir-fry, of all things, and Velvet Taco’s Weekly Taco Feature is inspired by Peruvian pork.


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