Restaurants debut new offerings inspired by global and regional cuisine.
Chopt is debuting the Destination Mexico menu, featuring three new dishes inspired by the country’s recipes and spices.
The Mexican Street Corn Caesar Salad is made with grilled chicken, Mexican street corn, pickled red onions, toasted pumpkin seeds and cotija herb Caesar salad dressing on a bed of romaine lettuce.
The Mexicali Cobb Salad combines grilled chicken, black beans, pepper jack cheese, tortilla chips, romaine lettuce and jalapeño ranch dressing.
The Barbacoa Brisket Bowl includes braised barbacoa brisket, cotija cheese, tortilla chips, radish, pickled red onions and a cabbage cilantro blend atop warm grains or cauliflower rice all topped with spicy Mexican ranch.
Wienerschnitzel is introducing United States of BBQ Dogs, inspired by barbecue destinations across the country.
The Texas Dog is topped with bacon, shredded cheddar cheese, grilled onions and Sweet Baby Ray’s barbecue sauce.
The Carolina Dog is served with American cheese, bacon, grilled onions, a pickle spear and Carolina Gold barbecue sauce.
The Kansas City Dog is topped with bacon, beer mustard, grilled onions and Sweet Baby Ray’s barbecue sauce.
Additionally, Wienerschnitzel is debuting Southern Lemonade in cucumber, watermelon and wild berry flavors.
Burritos and grilled cheese sandwiches come together in Taco Bell’s new Grilled Cheese Burrito. The offering features seasoned beef, seasoned rice, a three-cheese blend, crunchy red tortilla strips, chipotle sauce and reduced fat sour cream all wrapped in a warm flour tortilla covered with a layer of grilled cheese.
New from Carl’s Jr., the Monster Angus Thickburger, featuring two 1/3-lb charbroiled Black Angus beef patties, four strips of bacon, three slices of American cheese and mayo served on a toasted bun.
Papa John’s is launching the Shaq-a-Roni Pizza, made in collaboration with board member and restaurant owner Shaquille O’Neal. The pie is an extra-large pizza topped with extra cheese and extra pepperoni that is cut into the pizza chain’s largest slice size to-date, the company said.
Jack in the Box’s new Southwest Cheddar Cheeseburger features a grilled beef patty, smoked cheddar cheese, chipotle sauce, grilled onions, lettuce and tomatoes on a toasted bun. The chain is also offering a version with two beef patties called the Southwest Cheddar Double Cheeseburger.
Mod Pizza is adding a new pizza and a new salad to its menu for a limited time this summer.
The Diego Pizza is topped with red sauce, mozzarella, feta, cilantro, red onion, roasted corn and pork chorizo.
The Sweet Heat Pineapple Salad features romaine lettuce, spring mix, pineapple, red onion, chicken, cilantro and Mama Lil's sweet hot pickled peppers all tossed in honey lime dressing.
The new Pico de Gallo Burger from Whataburger features two beef patties topped with two slices of pepper jack cheese, pico de gallo and a new creamy cilantro lime sauce served on a toasted bun.
Rusty Taco’s new Green Street Taco is made with roasted pork blended with tomatillo sauce topped with jalapeño ranch, cotija cheese, cilantro, onion and avocado inside a warm flour tortilla.
Erbert & Gerbert’s is introducing The Wurst Sandwiches, two new limited-time-only offerings made with Johnsonville Bratwurst.
‘Da Beer Cheese Brat-wich is made with sliced Johnsonville brats topped with beer cheese soup, jalapeño peppers and onions. The sandwich is served with a small cup of beer cheese soup for dipping.
The Bacon Butcher Brat-wich features sliced Johnsonville brats topped with peppadew mustard, bacon, pickles and lettuce.
Slim Chickens is debuting Dry Rub Chicken Wings, featuring fried chicken wings in cayenne ranch and lemon pepper flavors.