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Menu Tracker: New items from Tim Hortons, IHOP and Wingstop

Plus innovation at Abuelo’s, Andy’s Frozen Custard, Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii, Baskin-Robbins, Dairy Queen, Donatos, Hungry Howie’s, Islands Restaurants, Jinya Ramen Bar, Long John Silver’s, PDQ, Smashburger, Studio Movie Grill, Taco Del Mar, Taco John’s, TGI Fridays, Tijuana Flats, Torchy’s Tacos, Velvet Taco, Voodoo Doughnut, and Yogurtland

Canadian coffee-and-doughnut concept Tim Hortons has teamed up with Canadian pop sensation Justin Bieber to introduce three new versions of the chain’s doughnut holes, normally called Timbits, but these are Timbiebs.

In other entertainment-related menu news, Studio Movie Grill has a new pink cocktail tied to the launch of the film House of Gucci.

Abuelo’s, IHOP and TGI Friday’s have several new seasonal items, and Dairy Queen and Taco John’s are bringing back seasonal favorites.

Baskin-Robbins has a snowman-themed ice cream cake, Andy’s Frozen Custard has Santa-themed shakes and sundaes, and Yogurtland has sugar plum yogurt.

Voodoo Doughnut is celebrating Hanukkah as well as Christmas.

Hungry Howie’s has jumped on the trend of putting multiple types of pepperoni on a single pizza and Smashburger is topping a burger with Mexican chorizo in a collaboration with Chicago-based chef Rick Bayless while inviting guests to contribute to Bayless’s Frontera Farmer Foundation, which supports small farmers in the Midwest. Smashburger will provide matching funds up to $75,000.

Jinya Ramen Bar is putting fried chicken in its ramen, and Long John Silver’s is putting “crumblies” on its mac & cheese.

PDQ has spicy new chicken tenders, Donatos has new sweet pull-apart breadsticks and Wingstop has a new wing sauce.

Taco Del Mar has introduced tortilla soup, Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii has a new sea salt caramel cookie latte and Islands Restaurants has a sangria with Fireball Cinnamon Whisky in it. 

Tijuana Flats has a crunchy taco wrapped in a soft tortilla, Torchy’s Tacos has a shrimp-and-chorizo taco and Velvet Taco’s Weekly Taco Feature is made with coconut curry shrimp.

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