Chicken, beef and pork all have a place on the summer menus at restaurants.
Fazoli’s is introducing Italian Breadstick Sliders, featuring the chain’s signature breadsticks made into slider buns.
The Smashed Meatball Breadstick Slider features two meatballs topped with marinara, sliced mozzarella and a basil pesto drizzle.
The Spicy Italian Breadstick Slider features sliced Genoa salami and capicola topped with sliced mozzarella, pepperoncini and parmesan peppercorn ranch.
The Pepperoni Pizza Breadstick Slider is filled with pepperoni, sliced mozzarella and marinara.
McDonald’s is expanding its Signature Crafted Recipe lineup with the new Bacon Smokehouse Burger. Made with thick-cut applewood smoked bacon, sweet and smoky bacon-onion sauce, crispy fried onion strings, white cheddar cheese and a mild sweet mustard sauce, the burger may be prepared with either a single or double quarter-pound beef patty. Customers may also purchase the Bacon Smokehouse with Buttermilk Crispy Chicken or Artisan Grilled Chicken instead of beef.
New from KFC is Pickle Fried Chicken, composed of the chain’s Extra Crispy Chicken coated in a pickle sauce, which features dill and vinegar flavors, onion and garlic notes, buttermilk and a white and black pepper blend, KFC said. The chicken will be available as a Crispy Colonel Sandwich, Extra Crispy Tenders, Chicken Littles and Extra Crispy chicken for a limited time.
Burger King has joined forces with Budweiser to launch the new American Brewhouse King Sandwich, featuring two flame-grilled beef patties topped with three half-strips of thick-cut smoked bacon, crispy onions, tavern sauce, American cheese and mayonnaise on a sesame seed bun.
Church’s Chicken is launching new Bourbon Black Pepper Smokehouse Chicken, featuring a half chicken marinated in a savory and smoky seasoning, glazed with a sweet bourbon glaze then topped with cracked black pepper.
Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. is debuting the new Chicken Quesadilla Snacker as part of its brand refresh. The quesadilla features grilled chicken and grated cheddar cheese grilled in a flour tortilla.
TacoTime is introducing the Rancho Ancho Burrito, filled with breaded white meat chicken, TacoTime’s Mexi-Fries, cheddar and pepper jack cheeses, corn, green onion, sour cream and spicy ancho sauce.
Five new appetizers are joining the TGI Fridays menu.
The new Cheeseburger Sliders feature two U.S.D.A. Choice beef burgers topped with Fridays sauce, American cheese, roasted onions, lettuce, tomatoes and pickles.
The Bucket of Bones is a bucket filled with pork ribs basted with whiskey glaze, traditional wings tossed in barbecue sauce and seasoned fries.
The Loaded Fries feature queso, Monterey Jack, cheddar, bacon and green onions on a bed of seasoned fries, all served with a side of barbecue ranch.
The Wings Roulette Platter allows customers to mix and match three boneless or traditional wing flavors.
The Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls are crispy eggrolls filled with roast beef, peppers, onions and cheese that are served with craft beer-cheese dipping sauce.
Pei Wei is introducing Signature Chicken Lettuce Wraps, which feature ground white meat chicken wok-seared with shiitake mushrooms, water chestnuts, scallions and garlic served with iceberg lettuce.
Shoney’s is launching a new line of limited-time regional-themed sandwiches called the Summer Road Trip Menu.
The Memphis-Style Pulled Pork Sandwich features pulled pork covered in barbecue sauce topped with coleslaw and served on a toasted brioche bun.
The American Cuban features seasoned pork and grilled smokehouse ham topped with Swiss cheese, pickle chips and mustard on a toasted hoagie roll.
The Texas Burger features a 100% beef patty topped with grilled pickled jalapenos and onions, Swiss cheese, A-1 sauce, mayonnaise, shredded lettuce and tomatoes all served on a toasted brioche bun.
The Buffalo Chicken Sandwich features crispy chicken breast in buffalo sauce served with lettuce, tomatoes and mayonnaise on a toasted brioche bun.
The Philly Steak & Cheese features shaved ribeye grilled with bell peppers, sweet onions and mushrooms topped with American cheese and served on a toasted hoagie.
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill’s new Porcini Crusted Beef Filet features porcini mushroom crust served over a horseradish cream with roasted Yukon gold potatoes, blistered tomatoes, green beans and herbs.