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Togo's new premium sandwich is the #16 Primo Italian.

Togo's goes 'primo'

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Togo's Eateries, Inc. is introducing the #16 Primo Italian, a premium sandwich.


The #16 Primo Italian features four premium meats — Fiorucci Hot Capicola, Margherita Pepperoni, Fiorucci Dry Salami and Hormel Ham. Toppings include provolone cheese, Togo's Italian vinaigrette, shredded lettuce, tomato, red onions, pickles and pepperoncinis.

"We're always looking for ways to add even more flavor, quality and excitement to our menu. Togo's #16 new Primo Italian truly represents the brand's commitment to delivering great-tasting products that closely align with today's consumer tastes and preferences," said Renae Scott, vice president of branding and marketing for Togo's Eateries. "Coming straight from the Old Country onto the menu at all Togo's locations throughout the West, we're excited to debut this new, premium sandwich to new Togos' guests and our existing fans."

Jamaican jerk chicken is the inspiration for Pie Five's latest creation.

Italy meets the Caribbean

Dallas – Pie Five Pizza is offering a Jerk Chicken Pie as a limited-time offering until June.

The pizza, which is inspired by Jamaican jerk chicken, is made with mozzarella cheese, jerk chicken, red onions, and red and green peppers on a thin crust. The special jerk sauce takes its flavors from allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, tamarind, pineapple and soy sauce. The pie will be available until June 8, according to the company.

"Our affinity for jerk chicken came from generations of open pit fires in Jamaica, and though cooking techniques may have changed over time, there's no mistaking that distinctive 'bite' that comes with a great jerk sauce," said Chef Andy Wittman. "People are going to be impressed when they try our version. We've preserved a classic flavor while putting our own unique spin on it."

Del Taco's Jacked Up Grilled Chicken Taco and Jacked Up CrunchTada Tostada.

New additions to Del Taco's dollar menu

LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Del Taco's Buck & Under menu is officially "jacked up".

The fast-casual chain has added its Jacked Up Grilled Chicken Taco and Jacked Up CrunchTada Tostada to the Buck & Under menu. The items will be available for a limited time.

"The Buck & Under menu offers the best prices and variety in the restaurant category without sacrificing quality and taste," said John Cappasola, chief brand officer, Del Taco. "The new Jacked Up menu items really deliver on great flavor and quality at an unbeatable price that can only be found at Del Taco."

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