Restaurants debut new dishes to help consumer keep their New Year’s resolutions – or cheat on them.
Bacon is sizzling on three new offerings from McDonald’s.
The Big Mac Bacon features three pieces of thick-cut applewood smoked bacon atop two 100% beef patties, lettuce, cheese, pickles, Special Sauce and onions.
The Quarter Pounder Bacon features a ¼-lb 100% beef patty topped with three pieces of thick-cut applewood smoked bacon, two slices of American cheese, slivered onions and pickles.
The Cheesy Bacon Fries feature smoked bacon bits and cheddar cheese sauce on a bed of McDonald’s fries.
Bruegger’s Bagels is debuting a duo of new sandwiches.
The Skinny Bacon, Avocado & Tomato Egg White Sandwich features egg white, peppered bacon, avocado, tomato and sundried tomato spread on a skinny plain bagel.
The Supernova Sandwich features smoked Nova lox salmon, smashed avocado, tomato, cucumber, red onion, capers and onion chive cream cheese on a sesame bagel.
Burger King is beefing up its burger offerings with the new Big King XL Sandwich. The hefty handheld features two flame-grilled beef patties that amount to more than ½ lb, two slices of American cheese, sliced onions, pickles, lettuce and the chain’s Stacker Sauce on a toasted bun.
Denny’s is folding omelettes into its menu with the new Ooh là là Omelettes collection.
The Wild West Omelette is made with three eggs filled with diced ham, fire-roasted peppers and onions, jalapeños and American cheese.
The Greek Garden Omelette is a three-egg omelette stuffed with mushrooms, baby spinach, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, feta cheese and a blend of cherry tomatoes, artichoke hearts and Kalamata olives marinated in oil, white balsamic vinegar, garlic and oregano.
The Sunny-Topped Omelette, made with three eggs, includes sausage crumbles, bacon and American cheese and is topped with an egg cooked to order.
The Big Cheese Omelette is a three-egg omelette filled with mozzarella, Parmesan, cheddar and American cheeses.
Manicotti is the main ingredient in three new baked pasta dishes at Fazoli’s.
New Pizza-Baked Manicotti features two manicotti topped with marinara sauce baked with pepperoni, mozzarella cheese and provolone cheese.
Chicken Alfredo Manicotti features two manicotti topped with Alfredo sauce, Parmesan-roasted broccoli and roasted chicken baked with mozzarella and Parmesan-panko breadcrumbs.
The Shrimp Alfredo Manicotti features shrimp simmered in black pepper alfredo sauce with spinach served on top of two manicotti baked with mozzarella and Parmesan-panko breadcrumbs.
MOD Pizza is adding a new pizza and a new salad to its lineup.
The Aretha Pizza features a red sauce base topped with spicy pepperoni, arugula, jalapeños, shredded mozzarella and grated parmesan. The pie is then topped with a drizzle of Mike’s Hot Honey, a chili pepper-infused wildflower honey.
The new Roasted Brussels Sprouts Salad combines mixed greens with rusted brussels sprouts, roasted garlic, grated Parmesan and croutons all tossed with a lemon herb vinaigrette dressing.
Firehouse Subs is turning up the heat with its new Spicy Cajun Chicken Sub. The sandwich features Cajun-seasoned grilled chicken breast, cherry peppers, melted pepper jack cheese and Cajun mayo served on a toasted sub roll.
La Madeleine French Bakery & Café is offering a trio of new menu items that feature French recipes with a twist.
The Beef & Parmesan Potatoes dish features beef cooked in a red wine sauce with sautéed mushrooms, red bell peppers and onions served in a ring of Parmesan mashed potatoes.
The Beef Crepe au Vin Rouge features beef cooked in red wine sauce with sautéed mushrooms, potato, red bell peppers and onions folded into an herb crepe.
The Jambon-Beurre is a baguette sandwich featuring ham, Swiss cheese and butter.