When Wendy’s began Project Gold Hamburger two years ago, they knew that they couldn’t totally reinvent a classic. However, the new Dave’s Hot N’ Juicy is a drastically updated and improved cheeseburger featuring two patties made from fresh beef, and toppings like fresh lettuce and red onion on a buttered, toasted bun. Crinkle cut pickles were also added while mustard was removed.
Smashburger first introduced the Windy City Burger in Chicago, the town that inspired it. Now its growing popularity has brought it to the rest of the country. The burger, which features a pretzel roll and haystack onions, will be available nationally until October 30th. The 100% Angus Beef patty is included on this Smashburger as well.
Popeyes recently debuted their fourth, limited-time only promotion for the year. The Dip’n Chick’n features Popeye’s signature fresh chicken breast and comes with a Cajun-inspired Blackened Ranch dipping sauce. The promotion will give customers an order of Dip’n Chick’n, fries, a biscuit and dipping sauce for $3.99.
Domino’s has expanded their menu by adding three new Artisan flavor combinations. The high-quality Tuscan Salami & Roasted Veggie, Spinach & Feta and Italian Sausage & Pepper toppings are laid over a square, hand-tossed crust. Domino’s is promoting the new pizzas through television ads and suggestions on their online ordering apps.
Denny’s is serving up a limited time, special menu for serious cheese lovers. The “Let’s Get Cheesy” menu features six new dishes like the Mac N’ Cheese Big Daddy Patty Melt, the Cheese Please Omelette, the Winner Winner Cheesy Dinner, the Chessy Breakfast Sampler, the Say Cheese Sizzlin’ Skillet and the Big Cheese Country-Fried Steak and Eggs.
Participating Cracker Barrel Old Country Store restaurants rolled out special $5.99 lunch options. Each weekday features a different lunch special, including the Country House Salad, Baked Chicken n’ Dressing, Chicken Pot Pie, Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes and Turkey n’ Dressing.
Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar & Grill will be celebrating Oktoberfest in an unusual way. The “Woktoberfest” will combine the beer and bratwurst of the German festival and combine it with fresh Asian flavors. Dishes like Wokin’ Hot Brats will be served with Widmer Brothers beer.
Twin chains Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. have added new Steakhouse Burgers to their menus. The Steakhouse Burgers come in Six Dollar Burger and Thickburger options, both topped with blue cheese, A1 steak sauce, fried onion strings and Swiss cheese. Black Angus ground beef is used exclusively for the patties on these burgers.
KFC is promoting their 100% breast meat Popcorn Chicken with a new deal. For a limited time, customers can pick up a large order of bite-sized Popcorn Chicken for just $2.99.
Del Taco introduced its new slow simmered, shredded Pork Carnitas menu, including the Carnitas Combo Burrito, the Carnitas Taco al Carbon and the Carnitas Macho Nachos, for a limited time. Guests who would like to try the new items can pick up a coupon for a free Carnitas Taco al Carbon on Del Taco’s Facebook page.
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers introduced its new Oktoberfest Burger, featuring a pretzel bun, beer mustard, Black Forest ham and sauteed onions on a fire grilled beef patty. Sweet Potato Fries round out the offering.
Genghis Grill is featuring a new protein option on the Khan’s Kitchen food bar through November 6th. The Dr Pepper BBQ Chicken is marinated and covered in the chain’s signature BBQ sauce with the real flavor of Dr Pepper. Guests can combine this new chicken option with 70 other fresh ingredients.
Quiznos brought back their popular Black Angus sub with new toppings and bread. The sub features sliced steak on Rosemary Parmesan topped bread. Two types of melted cheese and sauteed mushrooms and onions finish the sandwich. The sandwich will only be available for a limited time at all Quiznos locations.
Sweet Potato Fries, Naked and Dusted, have returned to Good Times Restaurant & Frozen Custard for a limited time. Customers can enjoy the waffle-cut fries plain or dusted with cinnamon sugar until the end of December. The return of these fries brings the chain’s total fry options to four, with other favorites including the Green Chile Cheese fry.
Burger King added new soft serve dessert items to its national menu. Vanilla soft serve cones and cups come plain for only 89 cents, with premium and traditional sundaes also available. Customers can get a free soft serve cone or cup with purchase of a BK Value Meal through October 9th.
Dunkin’ Donuts has brought back some old favorite flavors and releasing new ones just in time for the beginning of Fall. Customers can enjoy a cup of hot or iced spiced Apple Cider with a new Pumpkin Muffin, Pumpkin Donut or Caramel Apple donut. Pumpkin flavored pre-packaged coffee is also available.
Yogurt Mountain added two new flavors to their national line-up that are inspired by sweet camping treats. The S’mores flavored frozen yogurt and the Graham Cracker flavor blend well together or stand alone. Each flavor has only 120 calories per serving. New toppings also include S’Mores Crunch bits and mini marshmallows.