Menu Tracker: New items from Red Robin, Dunkin’ Donuts

Menu Tracker: New items from Red Robin, Dunkin’ Donuts

New items include low-calorie dishes, seafood and cold summer beverages

Dunkin’ Donuts' Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich
Dunkin’ Donuts' Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich

will debut a Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich on June 7, National Donut Day. The sandwich is a split Glazed Donut filled with a fried egg and cherrywood-smoked bacon, and is priced at $2.99. Doughnuts can also be substituted for bread in other breakfast sandwiches.

IHOP has launched a signature pancake line for the summer, available through July 21 and starting at $4.99.

• Jelly Donut Pancakes: Filled with raspberry jelly and topped with glaze, raspberry jelly and powdered sugar

• Tiramisu Pancakes: Buttermilk pancakes and mocha cream drizzled with chocolate, whipped topping and cocoa powder

• Banana Nut Graham Pancakes: Stuffed with grilled bananas, marshmallow cream, graham cracker crumbs and crushed honey-roasted pecans, topped with cinnamon cream cheese

Red Robin is launching two new burgers as a promotional tie-in with the upcoming movie “The Wolverine.”

• Berserker Burger: Topped with aïoli, spicy pickles, Sriracha onion straws and Cheddar cheese, served on a brioche bun with Wolverine claw marks on it, for $9.99

• Kuzuri Style Tavern Double: Two patties topped with samurai slaw — made with two varieties of cabbage, julienne carrots and jícama, cilantro, diced red onion and sweet-and-sour dressing — ginger garlic wonton strips and cilantro, for $8.49.

The casual-dining chain has also launched two beer cocktails, each served in a limited edition, reusable beer can and priced at $4.99.

• Coors Light Can-Crafted Cocktail: Beer, ginger liqueur and lemonade topped with a fresh-squeezed lemon

• Blue Moon Can-Crafted Cocktail: Blue Moon Belgian White beer, Svedka Clementine vodka, orange juice and lime juice.

All of the new items are available until Sept. 1. The beer cans are available for $5 while supplies last.

Jack in the Box has added a Piña Colada Smoothie to its Real Fruit Smoothies line for a limited time. The new item is made with Minute Maid fruit juice and nonfat frozen yogurt. Price varies by location.

Denny's Red, White and Blue Pancake Breakfast

has added Oreo Cookie Dough Obsession to its roster of flavors. The item won its third annual Create Baskin’s Next Favorite Flavor Contest and combines chocolate fudge ice cream, a whipped cream ribbon, cookie dough and Oreo cookie pieces. It will be available in December in pre-packaged quarts at Baskin-Robbins locations nationwide.

The chain also named Triple Vanilla its Flavor of the Month for June. It combines Classic Vanilla, French Vanilla and Vanilla Bean ice creams.

Baskin-Robbins is also expanding its BRight Choices lineup this summer with new light ice creams, no-sugar-added desserts and frozen yogurt.

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Long John Silver's Big Catch
Long John Silver's Big Catch

has introduced a Red, White and Blue Plate Specials menu through the end of July.

• Red, White and Blue Pancake Breakfast: Blueberry buttermilk pancakes topped with sliced strawberries, cream cheese icing and whipped cream, priced at $6.99

• Apple Pie French Toast: Served with two eggs and a choice of two sausage links or bacon strips, priced at $5.99

• Red, White and Blue Milk Shakes: Made with vanilla ice cream in flavors including Strawberry Cheesecake, Lemon Icebox Pie and Blueberry Cheesecake, priced at $3.79

California Tortilla has introduced a limited-time trio of street tacos, served together for $6.49.

• Korean BBQ: Mesquite steak topped with Korean BBQ sauce and Sriracha sauce, Monterey Jack cheese, cabbage slaw, chile sauce and green onions

• Carnitas Verde: Pork carnitas, enchilada sauce, onion-cilantro relish and Monterey Jack cheese

• Havana Chicken: Mesquite chicken, the chain’s signature spicy Havana sauce, Monterey Jack cheese, pico de gallo and avocado.

Wienerschnitzel's Summer Sippers
Wienerschnitzel's Summer Sippers

is launching the Big Catch, a seven- to eight-ounce wild-caught North Atlantic haddock, as a limited–time offer through July, or while supplies last. The item is three times the size of a typical entrée. The fish is available as a $4.95 basket meal, including hush puppies and one side.

Wienerschnitzel has introduced a new hot dog and added to its lemonade line for the summer.

The Jalapeno Cheese Corn Dog, priced at around $1.29, is available through July 28.

Summer Sippers in Strawberry, Cherry, and new Mango and Blackberry flavors are available through Aug. 27 for around $1.89.

Quaker Steak & Lube has rolled out an array of limited-time offers through August.

The motor sports-themed chain’s new Spin-out Artichoke Dip is a spinach-and-artichoke dip with queso topped with melted provolone and Parmesan cheese and pico de gallo. The item is served with warm white tortilla chips and priced at $8.99.

New salads include a Smoked Turkey & Apple Salad of chopped romaine lettuce topped with smoked turkey breast, apple wedges, red grapes, celery, scallions, glazed pecans and feta cheese, tossed with lemon balsamic dressing and priced at $9.99.

New fish items include Crispy Shrimp Tacos, made with three warm flour tortillas layered with panko-breaded shrimp, jalapeño ranch slaw, Cheddar Jack cheese, cilantro and pico de gallo, priced at $7.99.

Quaker Steak & Lube's Spin-out Artichoke Dip
Quaker Steak

The Mac & Cheezburger is the chain’s steakburger patty topped with American cheese and macaroni and cheese, garnished with Cheddar Jack cheese and bacon bits. The burger is served with lettuce, tomato, red onion and a pickle, and priced at $8.99.

The Santa Fe Smoked Turkey Wrap is made with thinly sliced smoked turkey breast, Cheddar Jack cheese, lettuce, pico de gallo and jalapeño ranch dressing on a toasted pita, and priced at $8.99.

The chain has added a Pop-A-Wheelie BBQ Chicken Pizza to its kids’ menu. The item tops a toasted flatbread with barbecue sauce, grilled chicken, roasted corn, black beans and melted provolone. The pizza is served with baby carrots and priced at $4.59.

Salted Caramel Cake has also been added to the dessert menu. The item includes vanilla pudding cake and caramel cake finished with layers of salted caramel crunch and custard. The cake is priced at $6.99.

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