Restaurant News: On the Menu
Savor the season as award-winning restaurant First Watch launches its new spring menu offering fresh Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch options, including the restaurant’s first-ever companywide salmon entrée. The new Smoked Salmon & Spring Chive Scramble and Toasted Turkey Artichoke Sandwich join all the traditional First Watch favorites.
Hurricane Grill & Wings‘ new Escape into Flavor limited time summer menu includes Crab Queso dip for an island twist on the Tex-Mex staple, Southwest BBQ Chicken Salad, two new slider options of either jumbo fried shrimp or chicken salad and The Perfect Storm, made up of Hurricane Grill & Wings’ favorite starters: Fried Pickles, Firecracker Shrimp, Boneless Chicken Wings and their World Famous Garlic & Parmesan Fries. Diners can also choose from a variety of original wraps including the Bacon Cheeseburger Wrap, Chicken Caesar BLT Wrap and Honey Pecan Chicken Wrap, or seafood lovers can enjoy the Crab Cake Entrée or Crab Topped Mahi-Mahi with Garlic Parmesan Herb sauce.
As Del Taco rolls out changes to their restaurants the new Buck & Under and New Tastes menus continue to generate positive consumer buzz. On Wednesday, May 22 and May 29, Del Taco is offering a free item from the New Tastes menu with any purchase. The New Tastes menu includes a Bacon Ranch Grilled Chicken Taco, a Chili Cheese Fry Burrito and a Fiery 6 Layer Burrito.
To celebrate National Hamburger Month and National Hamburger Day on May 28, MOOYAH, a fast-casual, “better burger,” fries and shakes chain, launched “2 for $14,” allowing guests to choose two MOOYAH burgers, two small French fries and two regular drinks for $14. With no coupon necessary, the limited time offer will run at participating nationwide MOOYAH restaurants through Sunday, June 9.
Quaker Steak & Lube has rolled out a new summer menu system-wide in select restaurants. Highlights of the new menu include, Spin-out Artichoke Dip, Quaker “Steak” Salad, Smoked Turkey & Apple Salad, Beer Battered Fish Sandwich, Mac & Cheezburger, Mango Habanero Salmon, Fish & Chips Basket and Salted Caramel Cake for dessert. Additionally, the brand brought back its annual Red, White and Lube-A-Licious summer promotion, which includes limited time offerings such as Crispy Shrimp Tacos, Sante Fe Smoked Turkey Wrap, Golden BBQ Grill’d Chicken Salad and Pop-A-Wheelie BBQ Chicken Pizza for kids eight and under.
First came pizzas, now Chili’s Grill & Bar is embarking upon a new addition to the menu – flatbreads, now available in participating restaurants nationwide. In true Chili’s style, the Margherita, Chipotle Chicken and California Grilled Chicken Flatbreads are thin and crispy, yet pack enough flavor to satisfy every craving. With the option to order as a shareable appetizer, or an individual lunch or dinner entrée, guests can experience Chili’s new flatbreads any time of the day.
Applebee’s restaurants are celebrating summer’s longer days and warmer weather with new Fresh Flavors of Summer, featuring the latest in Applebee’s culinary obsessions – the Blackened Sirloin & Garlicky Green Beans and Margarita Queso Chicken & Shrimp – along with guest favorites like the California Shrimp Salad, Lemon Shrimp Fettucine and Green Bean Crispers.
Cheddar’s Casual Cafe new spring menu adds two salads, two burgers, three sides and two desserts, as well as a new Lighter Side menu featuring five handcrafted entrees under 575 calories each. The full range of new menu entrees includes Grilled Baja Chicken, Lemon Pepper Whitefish, Sweet Heat Chicken & Shrimp, Garlic Parmesan Sirloin Steak, Citrus Miso Glazed Salmon, Asian Salad, BBQ Chicken Salad, Steak Toppers, Mushroom Swiss Cheeseburger and Jalapeño Burger. Three new sides include Fresh Apple & Yogurt Medley, Edamame and Homemade Black Beans. Two new desserts are Strawberry Cheesecake Mini and Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding.
May is National Salad Month and Wendy’s is offering four premium entree salads, the popular Apple Pecan Chicken, Spicy Chicken Caesar, BLT Cobb and Baja. They’re also offered in half sizes. Two side salads, a Caesar and Garden, round out the line. Beginning May 30th, Wendy’s will bring back its ever-popular Berry Almond Chicken Salad, in both entree and half-size, just in time for the peak strawberry growing season.
Burger King is firing up the grill and celebrating the return of its summer BBQ menu which includes a combination of both new flavors and the return of a few fan favorites. The new summer menu, beginning May 21st, includes the new Rib Sandwich, the BBQ Chicken Salad, the Memphis BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, the Carolina BBQ Whopper and BBQ Whopper Jr., and the Carolina BBQ Tendercrisp Sandwich.
In addition to Arby’s Classic Roast Beef sandwich, roast beef lovers will have more choices at Arby’s this spring thanks to two new King’s Hawaiian sandwiches. Served hot, and made fresh to order, the new sandwiches include the King’s Hawaiian Roast Beef Sandwich and the King’s Hawaiian Roast Beef & Swiss Sandwich.