Restaurants serve new spins on signature menu items.
Papa John’s is thinking outside the pizza box with the launch of Papadias Italian flatbread-style sandwiches. Made from Papa John’s pizza dough filled with various ingredients, the oven-baked Papadias come in four varieties.
The Italian Papadia features alfredo sauce, spicy Italian sausage, salami, mozzarella cheese and banana peppers served with pizza sauce for dipping.
The Philly Cheesesteak Papadia includes sliced Philly steak, onions, green peppers, mozzarella cheese and Philly sauce with garlic sauce for dipping.
The Grilled BBQ Chicken & Bacon Papadia is filled with grilled chicken, bacon, onions, mozzarella cheese and a sweet and smoky barbecue sauce served with barbecue sauce for dipping.
The Meatball Pepperoni Papadia contains spicy meatballs, pepperoni, pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese and classic Italian seasoning with pizza sauce for dipping.
Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill + Bar is betting on bowls with its new line of Irresist-A-Bowls entrees.
The Crispy Orange Chicken Irresist-A-Bowl features breaded pieces of boneless chicken breast tossed in sweet and tangy orange sauce served over stir-fried vegetables and cilantro rice all topped with green onions and toasted almonds.
The Homestyle Chicken Irresist-A-Bowl includes crispy chicken tenders served over garlic mashed potatoes, garlicky green beans, applewood-smoked bacon and a blend of cheddar cheeses all smothered in gravy and topped with crispy onions.
The Chicken Bacon Mac & Cheese Irresist-A-Bowl contains mild chile-seasoned grilled chicken, creamy cheddar cheese sauce, applewood-smoked bacon and crispy onions on a bed of macaroni and cheese.
The Southwest Lime-Grilled Chicken Irresist-A-Bowl is made with grilled chipotle lime chicken on mixed greens and cilantro rice with pico de gallo, black bean corn salsa and guacamole all topped with chimichurri, tortilla strips and a lime wedge.
The Tex-Mex Lime-Grilled Shrimp Irresist-A-Bowl features grilled chipotle lime shrimp, mixed greens, cilantro rice, pico de gallo, black bean corn salsa and guacamole all topped with chimichurri, tortilla strips and a lime wedge.
Jack in the Box is bolstering its breakfast offerings and its sandwich lineup with two new menu items.
The new Loaded Croissant Sticks, developed by the makers of Hot Pockets, feature a flaky croissant crust filled with scrambled eggs, bacon and cheese.
The Deluxe Fish Sandwich includes two fried panko-crusted fillets of wild-caught Alaskan pollock, two slices of American cheese, tomatoes, lettuce and tartar sauce on a toasted bun.
Boston Market is now offering Baby Back Ribs. The meat is slow-cooked, seasoned and brushed with Sweet Baby Ray’s hickory barbecue sauce. The ribs are available in half- and full-order meals.
Bob Evans is launching two meaty new menu items.
The Whole Hog is a dish featuring two strips of bacon, two sausage patties, two sausage links and one slice of hickory-smoked ham all paired with two eggs, one hotcake, one slice of brioche French toast and a choice of home fries or hash browns. The protein-packed platter includes more than 80 grams of protein.
The new Rise & Shine Burger is made with a 100% Black Angus beef patty topped with melted American cheese, hardwood-smoked bacon, crispy seasoned hash browns, a fried egg and spicy maple honey all served on a warm brioche bun.
B.GOOD is rolling out its winter seasonal menu, featuring three spins on comfort food classics.
The Bomba Chicken Sandwich is made with grilled chicken, caramelized onions, Parmesan, butternut squash and bomba sauce.
The Roasted Squash Soup is a blend of seasonal winter squash varieties, including Blue Hubbard Squash.
The Butternut Carbonara Bowl includes butternut noodles, spinach, peas, egg, mushrooms, Parmesan, roasted coconut and creamy miso sauce.
Taco John’s is introducing the Taco Perfecto, a 9-inch long taco available in three filling combinations.
The Chipotle Chicken Taco Perfecto is stuffed with diced chicken, shredded cheddar cheese, creamy chipotle sauce, shredded lettuce and diced tomato.
The Sirloin Steak Taco Perfecto contains sirloin steak, shredded cheddar cheese, salsa, shredded lettuce and diced tomato.
The Ground Beef Taco Perfecto is filled with seasoned ground beef, shredded cheddar cheese, salsa, shredded lettuce and diced tomato.
Friendly’s is building out its menu with a new sandwich, dessert and wrap.
The Grilled Chicken Sandwich features a grilled chicken breast with melted cheddar cheese, mayo, lettuce and tomato served on a warm brioche roll.
The Hunka Chunka PB Fudge Lava Cake is a peanut butter filled warm chocolate cake with three scoops of peanut butter fudge ice cream all topped with peanut butter, chocolate chips and a Reese’s peanut butter cup.
The Philly Steak & Cheese Wrap includes thin-sliced sirloin steak, sautéed green peppers, onions, Monterey jack cheese, cheddar cheese and cream cheese all wrapped in a grilled tomato tortilla and served with cheese dip.
Firehouse Subs is now offering a Gluten-Free Sub Roll option for any signature hot sub. The ciabatta-style bread is from Schar and may be swapped in on any medium Firehouse Sub.
Erbert & Gerbert’s is debuting a duo of new sandwiches.
The Roasted Red Pepper Banh Mi is a plant-based sandwich filled with sweet roasted red peppers, cucumbers, jalapeño peppers, tomatoes, lettuce and barbecue sauce with cilantro-mint aioli made from Hellmann’s mayo.
The BBQ Brisket Asian Fusion Sandwich features hickory smoked beef brisket, barbecue sauce, cucumbers, jalapeño peppers, tomatoes and lettuce with cilantro-mint aioli.