Avocado is the featured fruit in new seasonal dishes.
Wendy’s is expanding its Made to Crave menu with three new chicken sandwiches made with all white meat chicken.
The Avocado BLT features a grilled chicken fillet topped with muenster cheese, three strips of applewood smoked bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, avocado and buttermilk ranch sauce.
The S’Awesome Bacon Chicken Sandwich is made with a lightly breaded and seasoned homestyle chicken fillet, muenster cheese, three strips of applewood smoked bacon, iceberg lettuce, tomatoes and S’Awesome sauce.
The Barbecue Chicken Sandwich includes a spicy chicken fillet topped with muenster cheese, crispy fried onion, pickles and a sweet and smoky Kansas City-style barbecue sauce.
Avocados are in the spotlight in four new offerings from Johnny Rockets.
The Avocado Bacon Ranch Burger features a certified Angus beef patty with melted Swiss cheese, sliced avocado, applewood bacon, lettuce, tomato, crispy onions rings and buttermilk ranch dressing served on a warm brioche bun.
The Avocado Bacon Ranch Chicken Sandwich contains grilled chicken breast topped with melted Swiss cheese, sliced avocado, applewood bacon, lettuce, tomato, crispy onions rings and buttermilk ranch dressing served on a warm wheat bun.
The Avocado Chicken Salad includes sliced grilled chicken breast, applewood smoked bacon, blue cheese crumbles, tomatoes and avocado slices atop mixed greens all topped with buttermilk ranch dressing.
The Avocado Totchos starter features shredded cheddar cheese, cheese sauce, tangy beef chili, pickled jalapeños, diced tomato and chunks of avocado on a bed of crispy tater tots.
Bruegger’s Bagels is bringing the heat with the new Chorizo Jalapeño Egg Sandwich. The spicy sandwich contains two cracked eggs, chorizo sausage, cheddar cheese, avocado and jalapeño cream cheese on a jalapeño bagel.
TGI Fridays’ new Charbroiled Fajita Salad features pineapple-soy marinated steak, mixed greens, sliced carrots, red cabbage, fajita rice, mixed cheese, onions, red and green bell peppers, avocado, tomatoes and chile lime sauce served in a taco bowl with sides of sour cream and fire-roasted salsa.
El Pollo Loco’s new Street Corn Tostada is filled with sweet summer corn, rice, pinto beans, lettuce, queso fresco, chile lime seasoning, creamy cilantro dressing and the chain’s citrus-marinated, fire-grilled chicken.
The Chicken & Avocado Tostada features rice, pinto beans, lettuce, pico de gallo salsa, sliced avocado, queso fresco and grilled chicken.
Sonic Drive-In is expanding its sandwich offerings with two new King’s Hawaiian Clubs.
The King’s Hawaiian Chicken Club features 100% white meat crispy chicken topped with lettuce, tomato, bacon and Swiss cheese all served on a King’s Hawaiian bun.
The King’s Hawaiian Burger Club includes a 100% beef patty piled with lettuce, tomato, bacon and Swiss cheese on a King’s Hawaiian bun.
Also new is the Red Bull Slush, a frozen Red Bull beverage that is also available blended with cherry limeade to make the Cherry Limeade Red Bull Slush.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store is celebrating its 50th anniversary and its southern roots with the launch of Southern Fried Chicken. Each piece of bone-in chicken is double-breaded with a blend of three types of black pepper and several seasonings and spices, then fried.
Dunkin’ is bolstering its breakfast offerings with the debut of Dunkin’ Bowls.
The Egg White Bowl is made with egg whites, spinach, roasted potatoes, cheddar cheese and caramelized onions. The bowl delivers 14 grams of protein and contains 250 calories.
The Sausage Scramble Bowl includes scrambled eggs, sausage, cheddar jack cheese, peppers and onions. The bowl weighs in at 450 calories and provides 21 grams of protein.
A trio of new sandwiches is joining the menu at Subway Restaurants as part of its new Club Collection.
The Southwest Chipotle Chicken Club features chicken strips, bacon, pepper jack cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, green peppers, red onions, chipotle southwest sauce and guacamole piled on jalapeño cheddar bread.
The Steak Club incorporates shaved steak, turkey, bacon, American cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and mayonnaise.
The American Club has turkey, black forest ham, bacon, American cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and mayonnaise served on flatbread.