Menu tracker: New items from Kentucky, Boston Market

In addition to innovation in Baja Fresh Mexican Grill, Bar Louie, Bartaco, Bennigan’s, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, Chart House, Crumbl Cookies, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, Hooters, Hopdoddy, It’s Just Wings, Main Event, Marco’s Pizza, MOD Pizza, Native Foods, Perkins, Philly’s Best, Piada Italian Street Food, Pieology, PJ’s Coffee, Pokeworks, Potbelly, Quiznos, Studio Movie Grill, TGI Fridays, Tim Hortons, TooJay’s Deli, Velvet Taco and Zoup!

One very easy way to change the menu without excessively taxing operators or the product development team is to return items that have performed well in the past. That’s what Kentucky Fried Chicken does with its bowl of mac and cheese, what Potbelly does with its Gyro Flat and Bartaco with its lobster taco and summertime cocktails. Native Foods is bringing back the popular Munchwrap Supreme, but the vegan restaurant is also adding a bunch of completely new items.

Other chains bring popular ready-to-drink items, such as Intelligentsia coffee at Piada Italian Street Food and Tractor drinks at Zoup!

In a similar vein, Pieology sells David’s Lemon Blueberry cookies, and Marco’s Pizza uses a Caulipower pizza crust to attract customers who avoid carbs or gluten.

Crumbl Cookies has a new ingredient inspired by and made with Strawberry Pop-Tarts, Main Event spins Tiff’s Treats cookies into milkshakes, and Bennigan’s uses Johnsonville chorizo ​​sausage slices for some of the new items.

BJ’s has collaborated with New Belgium Brewing Co. , to make a beer made with dragon fruit, and Tim Hortons, who apparently decided that some of his customers wanted more caffeine than their coffee offered, serves the drinks with Red Bull.

TooJay’s Deli offers sandwiches from chef and TV personality Eric Greenspan’s cookbook “The Great Grilled Cheese Book: Grown-Up Recipes for a Childhood Classic.”

Bar Louie has new items with a tropical feel, Baja Fresh has new items based on tacos, where pork is grilled under a pineapple, and Fuzzy’s Taco Shop’s new Piña Carnitas Taco seems similarly inspired.

Watermelon remains the trendy fruit of summer and is found in new items at California Pizza Kitchen and Chart House, among other places, while strawberries are a star in the seasonal MOD Pizza salad.

Boston has new roasted chicken breasts, Hooters has new hot sauce (spicier yet, a lot), and It’s Just Wings has new fry sauce.

Philly’s Best serves a hot Nashville chicken steak, and Hopdoddy offers a type of chicken “burger” and waffle.

PJ’s Coffee draws on its New Orleans roots for its fresh praline elements

Quiznos has a whole new range of menu items, but they’re currently at their new restaurant only in Hobbs, New Mexico.

TGI Fridays serves up fresh fajitas and some summery cocktails.

Perkins has new waffles and waffles, Pokeworks uses surimi, Studio Movie Grill has new items, or in many cases newly named, inspired by the movie Where Cordads singsin theaters July 15, Velvet Taco’s Weekly Taco Feature serving steak and chimichurri.

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