Comfort foods are trending in recent restaurant innovation.
Fazoli’s is debuting a range of Parmesan Bakes in four varieties.
The Parmesan-Crusted Alfredo includes Gemelli pasta topped with alfredo sauce, baked with mozzarella cheese and Parmesan-panko breadcrumbs.
The Parmesan-Crusted Alfredo with Meatballs contains Gemelli pasta topped with alfredo sauce and three Italian meatballs, baked with mozzarella cheese and Parmesan-panko breadcrumbs.
The Parmesan-Crusted Shrimp Bake is made with Gemelli pasta topped with shrimp simmered in a black pepper alfredo sauce with fire-roasted red peppers and chopped spinach, baked with mozzarella cheese and Parmesan-panko breadcrumbs.
The Three Cheese Chicken Pasta features two oven-roasted chicken breasts topped with a smoky tomato sauce, baked with mozzarella, provolone and Parmesan-panko and served atop a bed of spaghetti with alfredo and basil pesto.
Moe’s Southwest Grill is introducing the Loaded Steak & Potato Burrito and the Loaded Steak & Potato Bowl. The offerings include sirloin steak, seasoned potatoes, bacon, sour cream, cheese and white gold queso wrapped in a flour tortilla or served in a bowl.
McAlister’s Deli is rolling out its fall menu, featuring a new sandwich, soup and dessert.
The Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwich is made with grilled chicken, ham, Swiss cheese, mayo and spicy brown mustard on a toasted pretzel roll.
The French Onion Soup comprises beef broth, sherry, garlic and caramelized onions topped with French bread crostini, Swiss cheese and Parmesan cheese.
The Cinnabon Cheesecake is Cinnabon cinnamon cheesecake layered over vanilla crunch cake and topped with cream cheese frosting and caramel.
Modern Market Eatery is launching its fall menu featuring new blackened chicken thighs. The protein is seasoned with an all-organic spice blend of paprika, thyme, garlic, onion, chili powder, cayenne and black pepper.
The Blackened Chicken Mango Bowl includes blackened chicken thigh, organic rice and quinoa, mango salsa, roasted sweet potato, organic black beans, kale, scallions, lime and organic habanero pineapple sauce.
The Blackened Chicken Thigh Hand Carved Bowl contains blackened chicken tight on a bed of organic rice and quinoa with chimichurri and two sides.
The Baja Blackened Chicken Salad is made with romaine lettuce, blackened chicken thigh, organic black beans, corn, pickled onion, cotija cheese, organic blue corn tortilla strips, avocado, lime and creamy jalapeño lime dressing.
The BBQ Pizza is topped with barbecue sauce, blackened chicken thigh, red and green onion, cilantro and pepper jack cheese.
KFC is offering a new signature dipping sauce, KFC Sauce, that is tangy and sweet with a bit of smokiness, the restaurant chain said. KFC Sauce is specifically designed to pair with KFC’s Extra Crispy Tenders.
Subway is celebrating football season with the debut of two sandwiches inspired by game day staples.
The Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Chicken Sandwich is made with lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, ranch dressing and chicken strips in a new buffalo sauce made with Frank’s Red Hot sauce.
The BBQ Chicken Sandwich features chicken strips in a St. Louis style barbecue sauce, tomatoes, lettuce, red onions and pickles.
New from Qdoba is Cholula Hot & Sweet Chicken, made with grilled chicken tossed in a blend of Cholula hot sauce and honey. The protein may be added into any Qdoba entree or as part of the new Cholula Hot & Sweet Chicken Bowl, which also includes cilantro lime rice, black beans, pico de gallo, sour cream and cotija cheese.
BurgerFi is heating up its menu with the new Spicy Fi’ed Chicken Sandwich. Made with a cage-free breaded boneless chicken breast from Spring Mountain Farms, the sandwich features ghost pepper honey, jalapeño-infused pickle chips, spicy mayo and sliced jalapeños layered inside a potato bun.
Del Taco is debuting a slate of new menu items featuring Cholula hot sauce.
The Cholula Crispy Chicken Taco features a crispy chicken strip, lettuce, grated cheddar cheese and Cholula hot sauce wrapped in a warm flour tortilla.
The Epic Cholula Crispy Chicken Burrito features crispy chicken strips, romaine and iceberg lettuce, sour cream, diced tomatoes, crispy tortilla strips and Cholula hot sauce wrapped in a warm, oversized flour tortilla.
The Cholula Loaded Fries feature Cholula hot sauce, seasoned beef, grated cheddar cheese, sour cream, diced onions and chopped cilantro on a bed of crinkle-cut fries.
The Cholula Egg & Cheese Breakfast Roller features scrambled eggs, grated cheddar cheese and Cholula hot sauce in a warm flour tortilla.
Taco John’s is rolling out Fit For You Bowls, a new line of lifestyle bowls.
The Protein Bowl features grilled chicken or carved sirloin steak with sour cream, pico de gallo, lettuce, salsa, cheese, black beans and rice.
The 350 Bowl includes grilled chicken or carved sirloin steak, roasted vegetables, guacamole, pico de gallo, salsa, queso fresco and lettuce.
The Vegan Bowl is made with roasted vegetables, guacamole, pico de gallo, lettuce, salsa, black beans and rice.
The Vegetarian Bowl contains roasted vegetables, guacamole, pico de gallo, lettuce, salsa, queso fresco, black beans and rice.
Pollo Tropical is launching a line of Cuban pressed sandwiches in five varieties.
The Pan con Lechón (Mojo Roast Pork) Sandwich features Mojo roast pork and sauteed onions served on a Cuban roll.
The Crispy Chicken Cuban includes crispy chicken breast, sliced ham, Swiss cheese, potato sticks, pickles and a creamy mustard spread on a Cuban roll.
The Original Cuban is made with Mojo roast pork, sliced ham, Swiss cheese, pickles and a creamy mustard spread on a Cuban roll.
The El Clásico contains grilled chicken breast, Swiss cheese, potato sticks, pickles and cilantro garlic sauce served on a Cuban roll.
The Grilled Chicken Cuban features grilled chicken breast and sliced ham served on a Cuban roll with Swiss cheese, potato sticks, pickles and a creamy mustard spread.