Pumpernickel bagels at Dunkin’ Donuts, fried green tomatoes in sandwiches at Applebee’s, and steak at Panda Express are all part of the crop of new menu items chains are rolling out this spring, indicating that they see a growing willingness by consumers to move out of their comfort zones. Dunkin’ Donuts has introduced both sun-dried tomato and pumpernickel bagels as limited-time offers this spring as part of a new artisanal bagel line. Conventional flavors such as ...

Register to view this article

It’s free but we need to know a little about you to continually improve our content.

Why Register?

Registering allows you to unlock a portion of our premium online content. You can access more in-depth stories and analysis, as well as news not found on any other website or any other media outlet. You also get free eNewsletters, blogs, real-time polls, archives and more.

 

Attention Print Subscribers:  While you have already been granted free access to NRN we ask that you register now. We promise it will only take a few minutes!

Already registered? here.