Restaurants bet on barbecue in new offerings.
New from Subway is the BBQ Rib Sandwich, featuring rib-shaped pork patties topped with sweet barbecue sauce, lettuce, onions and pickles on Italian bread.
Pei Wei Asian Kitchen is introducing Spicy Korean BBQ Steak, featuring grass-fed, wok-seared steak, red bell peppers, onions, cauliflower, scallions and garlic tossed in a spicy gochujang sauce.
Rapid Fired Pizza is introducing the Smoky BBQ Chicken Pizza, featuring applewood barbecue sauce, chicken, ham, cheddar jack cheese, red onion and ranch dressing.
Velvet Taco’s new BBQ Jalapeño Sausage Taco includes barbecue jalapeño sausage, refried pinto beans, coleslaw, spicy honey barbecue sauce, smoked cheddar cheese and micro greens in a flour tortilla.
Arby’s is expanding its Market Fresh portfolio with a new line of wraps.
The Market Fresh Chicken Club Wrap includes roast chicken breast, cheddar cheese, pepper bacon, lettuce, red onion, sliced tomatoes and honey mustard.
The Market Fresh Jalapeño Bacon Ranch Wrap is made with roast chicken, pepper bacon, fire-roasted jalapeños, red onion, lettuce, tomatoes and ranch.
The Market Fresh Creamy Mediterranean Chicken Wrap features roast chicken with Italian seasonings, banana peppers, red onion, lettuce, tomatoes and tzatziki sauce.
The Market Fresh Roast Turkey & Swiss Wrap contains oven-roasted turkey, Swiss cheese, tomatoes, red onion, lettuce, mayonnaise and spicy brown honey mustard.
The Market Fresh Roast Turkey Ranch & Bacon Wrap includes roast turkey, pepper bacon, cheddar cheese, tomato, red onion, lettuce and Parmesan peppercorn ranch sauce.
TGI Fridays is beefing up its Loaded Burger platform with two new additions.
The Guinness Pub Burger includes a beef patty blended with Guinness Draught Stout served with cheddar, bacon, lettuce, tomato, red onions, pickles and beer cheese sauce on a toasted bun skewered with a loaded potato skin.
The Philly Cheesesteak Burger features a beef patty topped with roasted beef, onions, melted cheese and red and green bell peppers on a toasted bun topped with a Philly cheesesteak egg roll.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. is adding two new dishes to its menu.
The Chicken Pot Pie features chicken, potatoes, peas, carrots, celery and onions in a creamy sauce topped with a flaky pastry crust. It comes with a choice of buttermilk biscuits or corn muffins on the side.
The Maple Bacon Grilled Chicken entree includes two grilled chicken breasts topped with a sweet and smoky maple glaze, bacon and melted cheese, served with sides and buttermilk biscuits or corn muffins.