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Menu Tracker: New items from McDonald’s, Starbucks, and KFC

Plus innovation at Beyond Juicery & Eatery, Buffalo Wild Wings Go, Carl’s Jr., Chick N Max, Chicken Guy, Chili’s Grill & Bar, Church’s Texas Chicken, Dave & Busters, Domino’s, Einstein Bros Bagels, Farmer Boys, Hooters, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, Mad Greens, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Pizza Guys, Potbelly, Sonic Drive-In, Texas de Brazil, Thirsty Lion Gastropub, Velvet Taco, Wayback Burgers, Yogurtland

The cannabis holiday known as 4/20 is on April 20 this year, as it is every year, obviously, and Ron Ruggless wrote a roundup of special promotions around the country, so I have left most of them out of this gallery, except for Velvet Taco’s Weekly Taco Feature, because they offer one every week, but usually without Fruity Pebbles and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos.

Much is afoot in the world of sauce innovation. McDonald’s new iteration of its McCrispy line has a Cajun ranch sauce, Sonic Drive-in has a “Groovy Sauce,” to go with its new crinkle-cut fries, Church’s Texas Kitchen has a new hot sauce, Hooters has a new mango habanero sauce, and Buffalo Wild Wings Go, which is what the casual-dining chain calls all takeout and delivery orders whether they’re ordered at the full-service restaurants or its fast-casual spinoff, has a new Carolina Gold barbecue sauce available only for off-premises orders.

Dave & Busters has revamped its menu, and seasonal menus have been rolled out at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant and Thirsty Lion Gastropub

Carl’s Jr. is testing an avocado shake in Palm Springs for Coachella, and KFC is testing a new version of its Twister wrap in Nashville.

Wayback Burgers has a maple bacon shake.

Domino’s has a new New York Style pizza, Pizza Guys has an extra large pizza,

Einstein Bros Bagels has a new breakfast sandwich, and Chili’s has an Espresso Martini.

Chicken Guy, Guy Fieri’s concept, has a new sandwich with the ingredients of a jalapeño popper, and Chick N Max has a Buffalo buttermilk fried chicken sandwich.

Farmer Boys has new burger combos, Potbelly has new desserts, Starbucks has spicy lemonade, and Beyond Juicery & Eatery has lemonade with pineapple.

Mad Greens has a strawberry beverage, Yogurtland has some new strawberry items too, Nothing Bundt Cakes has a lemon blueberry cake, and Texas de Brazil has a fish stew.

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