KANSAS CITY — Restaurants are returning to their roots for new menu item inspiration.
Popeyes’ new offering emulates the state flower of its home state: Magnolia Blossom Chicken. Cut to resemble the petals of the Louisiana state flower, the chicken is made from all-white chicken breast marinated with a blend of sweet orange flavors. Popeyes’ Magnolia Blossom Chicken is served with a new spicy orange dipping sauce, a buttermilk biscuit and one side.
|Hector Muñoz, CMO of Popeyes US
Calling on its California origins for inspiration, Carl’s Jr. is celebrating its 75th anniversary with the release of its new California Classic Double Cheeseburger. The sandwich features two charbroiled beef patties, two slices of American cheese, grilled onions, Thousand Island dressing, lettuce and tomato.
|Brad Haley, CMO of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's|
Church’s Chicken is infusing the spice of its Texas heritage into its new offering: Fried Jalapeño Crunch Chicken. The bone-in chicken is jalapeño-marinated for 12 hours, hand-battered, coated in extreme breading and fried in small batches.
|Jennifer Chasteen senior director of brand and product straegy for Church's|