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Trending this week: Taco Bell is testing out flatbreads and wraps

This week on Nation's Restaurant News, the top story was Menu Tracker: New items from Chick-fil-A, Taco Bell and Outback Steakhouse. Chick-fil-A is testing baked egg bites, sister chains Carl’s Jr and Hardee’s are testing items on King’s Hawaiian Bread, Buffalo Wild Wings has pizza topped with boneless wings and Outback Steakhouse has Nashville hot wings.

In other news, Taco Bell is testing out a few new creative menu options across new categories including wraps that cater to the lunch crowd and flatbreads.

The cheesy chipotle chicken flatbread is being tested in the Charlotte, N.C. market and is made with chicken, chipotle sauce, tortillas strips, onion and a three-cheese blend atop a flatbread for $3.99 (customers can also customize the flatbread by adding jalapenos for an added kick).

Also, the plant-based restaurant wars are getting a major new contender later this month, as Hart House — launched by actor and comedian Kevin Hart — is preparing to open its first location in Los Angeles.

The entirely plant-based concept, which serves burg'rs, chick'n sandwiches, salads, tenders, fries, tots and milkshakes that are all made without antibiotics, hormones, artificial colors, preservatives or high-fructose corn syrup, will open its first location in L.A.’s Westchester neighborhood on August 25.

See what else was trending on this week. 

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