Smoky flavors are featured in new fall and winter offerings.
Pizza Hut is heating up its menu with new Smoky Sriracha Wings. The fried chicken wings are tossed in a blend of red jalapeño chili puree, garlic and a touch of vinegar. The wings are available in boneless or traditional formats for a limited time.
Fazoli’s is featuring smoky flavors in its new fall lineup.
The Smoky Bacon Pasta Bake has orecchiette pasta topped with a creamy, smoky gouda cheese sauce loaded with chopped bacon and baked with mozzarella and gouda cheeses.
The Blackened Shrimp and Chicken Bake features shrimp simmered in a smoky gouda cheese sauce with blackened chicken and fire-roasted red peppers atop orecchiette pasta, baked with mozzarella and gouda cheeses.
The Smoky Chicken Carbonara Bake contains spaghetti topped with a smoky gouda cheese sauce, chopped bacon, blackened chicken, roasted broccoli and fire-roasted red peppers, baked with mozzarella and gouda cheeses.
The Smoky Bacon Breadsticks dish includes a cheesy pull-apart bread made with Fazoli’s garlic breadsticks topped with mozzarella and chopped bacon and served with a smoky gouda cheese sauce for dipping.
The S’mores Breadsticks Bites feature Fazoli’s breadsticks tossed in brown sugar, cinnamon and graham cracker crumbs topped with toasted marshmallow and melted chocolate.
Quaker Steak & Lube is rolling out its fall and winter menu, featuring five new offerings.
The Jalapeño Poppers are crispy battered and fried jalapeño peppers stuffed with cream cheese and topped with pico de gallo. The appetizer is served with white queso for dipping.
The Southwest Chicken Sandwich features a smoky, seasoned and grilled chicken breast topped with melted pepper jack cheese, sliced avocado, pico de gallo, spicy mango habanero dusted tortilla strips and chipotle ranch served on a garlic toasted brioche bun with a side of fries.
The Queso Jack Burger has a steakburger piled with melted pepper jack cheese, bacon, white queso, spicy mango habanero dusted tortilla strips and pico de gallo. The burger is topped with a crispy jalapeño popper and served with fries.
The Southwest Chicken Salad features romaine lettuce tossed in chipotle ranch dressing topped with seasoned grilled chicken, sliced avocado, roasted corn, black beans, pico de gallo, cheddar jack cheese and spicy mango mango habanero dusted tortilla strips.
The Tequila Lime Chicken contains a chicken breast marinated in 100% Blue Agave Exotico Blanco Tequila and lime juice that is flame-grilled and served with rice
Burger King is serving the new Pretzel Bacon King, featuring one or two quarter-lb, flame-grilled beef patties topped with bacon, melted American cheese, mustard and mayonnaise all on a toasted pretzel bun.
Newk’s Eatery is adding a new chili and a new salad to its menu.
The Newcomb Family Recipe Beef Chili is made with ground beef and tomatoes simmered with kidney beans, pinto beans, mushrooms, chili powder and a touch of sweet wine.
The new Taco Salad features Newcomb Family Recipe Beef Chili, romaine lettuce, shredded cheddar cheese, diced tomatoes, avocado, jalapeños, pico de gallo, tortilla strips, cilantro and sour cream.
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc.
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews is beefing up its burger offerings with the new French Onion Ringer. The burger is topped with Swiss cheese, crispy onion straws, French onion spread and tomatoes and is served on a provolone-capped onion bun topped off with three fried onion rings.
Carl’s Jr. is betting on the adage “bigger is better” with the launch of its new Really Big Carl. The burger includes three charbroiled beef patties, three slices of American cheese, iceberg lettuce and classic sauce served on a toasted sesame seed bun.
Moe’s Southwest Grill is bolstering its burrito offerings with the new Buffalo Chicken Burrito. The burrito features a flour tortilla stuffed with rice, beans, shredded cheese, pico de gallo, guacamole, chicken and a creamy and spicy buffalo sauce.
Ruby Tuesday Inc.
Ruby Tuesday is expanding its Classic Twists menu with two new offerings that put a spin on the restaurant’s popular menu items.
The Mac ‘n Cheeseburger features macaroni and cheese on a beef patty topped with bacon.
The Hot Honey & Bacon Chicken Sandwich includes crispy fried chicken tossed with hot, spicy butter that is finished with bacon and cheese. Both handhelds are served with a choice of fries or tater tots.
BurgerFi is introducing Fi’ed Chicken Tenders, featuring chicken breast from Springer Mountain Farms. The chicken tenders come with a choice of dipping sauce, such as bacon jalapeño ranch, garlic aioli, Fi Sauce or Memphis sweet barbecue.