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Menu Tracker : New items from Taco Bell, Sonic Drive-In and Krispy Kreme

Plus innovation at Carvel Ice Cream, Chuck E. Cheese, The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Famous Toastery, Johnny Rockets, Juice it Up!, Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, Melting Pot, and Velvet Taco

Taco Bell will be the first chain to test Beyond Meat’s newest plant-based protein, a steak substitute that they’re testing in quesadillas in Dayton, Ohio.

Chuck E. Cheese has started Halloween a little early with the first of what will no-doubt be many pumpkin-shaped pizzas.

Krispy Kreme has a fall lineup of doughnuts, plus a new apple fritter, Carvel has new candy-flavored frozen treats, Sonic Drive-In has fried cookie dough, and Johnny Rockets has fried funnel cake sticks, as well as fried pickles. You can even order both of them on the same plate.

Juice it Up! has a new horchata line, Famous Toastery has more toast as well as new bowls, and Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar has a whole new bowl-themed virtual brand.

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has a new hibiscus drink, Melting Pot has Oktoberfest-themed fondue, and Velvet Taco’s Weekly Taco Feature has brisket hash.

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