As the lockdown from the COVID-19 pandemic nears its first month, some restaurant chains are introducing new menu items that aren’t meal kits, family meals or groceries: Boston Market has brought back a favorite from last year, Jack in the Box has rolled out a double-strength coffee, Juice it Up! has a new açaí bowl and Velvet Taco has introduced two new menu items to its permanent menu.
Other chains have rolled out new family meal options in advance of Easter, including Bahama Breeze, Bruegger’s Bagels, The Capital Grille, Chicken Salad Chick, Cool Hand Luke’s, Denny’s, Eddy V’s, Noodles & Company, O’Charley’s, Qdoba, Romano’s Macaroni Grill, Rubio’s, Seasons 52 and Zaxby’s.
Uno’s Pizzeria & Grill has introduced pizza kits for kids to bake, under adult supervision, at home.
California Pizza Kitchen has expanded its take-out market-box options to include new meal kits, and Just Salad, TooJay’s Deli and Panera Bread have all started selling groceries.
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