Bacon as a topping is sizzling on menus.
Sauced & Loaded Curly Fries have landed at Jack in the Box.
New Chili Cheese Curly Fries feature Jack in the Box curly fries topped with all-beef chili and melted cheddar cheese.
The Triple Cheese & Bacon Curly Fries feature a bed of curly fries smothered in three kinds of cheeses and topped with bacon.
A&W Restaurants are offering new Loaded Sides, featuring barbecue sauce, ranch, bacon and spicy jalapeños on either fries or onion rings.
Mimi’s Café has unveiled its winter menu, featuring five new offerings.
The Gingerbread Griddlecakes dish features four gingerbread pancakes drizzled with red icing and sprinkled with powdered sugar.
The Cinnamon Roll French Toast and Berries features a French toasted cinnamon roll served with cream cheese spread, blueberries and strawberry puree.
The Pepper Tossed Calamari features lightly battered calamari tossed with sweet cherry peppers, pepperoncini peppers and Parmesan cheese served with warm pomodoro dipping sauce.
The Seared Mahi-Mahi features seared Mahi-Mahi topped with tomatoes, olives and capers and is served with green beans.
The Coq au Vin features a slow-roasted half chicken braised in a red wine shallot sauce and bacon served on a bed of carrots, mushrooms and onions.
Taco Bell is introducing the Cravings Value Menu, featuring new $1 Grande Burritos in two varieties.
The Chicken Enchilada Grande Burrito combines seasoned rice, shredded chicken, red sauce, reduced-fat sour cream and cheddar cheese wrapped in a warm tortilla.
The Three Cheese Nacho Grande Burrito features seasoned beef, nacho cheese sauce, red tortilla strips, reduced-fat sour cream and a three-cheese blend in a warm tortilla.
New from Checkers and Rally’s restaurants are two sourdough melts.
The Sourdough Steak Melt features one beef patty topped with American cheese, Philly steak, grilled onions, cheddar cheese sauce and Au Just Montreal mayo sandwiched between two slices of toasted sourdough bread.
The Sourdough All American Double Melt, also served on toasted sourdough bread, features two beef patties topped with melted American cheese, grilled onions, cheddar cheese sauce and Au Jus Montreal mayo.
Friendly’s is adding five new entrees to its menu for the holiday season.
The Pub Style Grilled Chicken & Broccoli features grilled chicken breast and broccoli florets covered in a mixture of pub cheddar and alfredo sauce all served over a bed of rice.
The Classic Lemon Pepper Fish is served over a bed of rice and accompanied by a vegetable medley.
The Traditional Turkey Dinner includes sliced turkey breast served over stuffing covered with turkey gravy with sides of red skin mashed potatoes, corn and cranberry sauce.
The Fajita Chicken Rice Bowl includes grilled fajita marinated chicken breast with sautéed onions and green peppers served over rice and shredded lettuce topped with fried tortilla triangles, sour cream, salsa and guacamole.
The Southern Chicken & Waffles consists of five crispy chicken tenders tossed in a honey maple sauce on a pearl sugar Belgian waffle.