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- Menu Tracker: New items from Applebeeās, Qdoba
- Krystal, Pie Face and Qdoba
From seafood to sliders, restaurants across all segements roll out new menu items.
Applebee’s has added two new limited-time offerings to its annual New Orleans-themed promotion at its 1,871 restaurants.
The Jazzed Up Flavors of Bourbon Street menu features Creamy Cajun Steak & Shrimp and a Shrimp Combo Platter.
The steak and shrimp dish is a blackened seven-ounce sirloin topped with Cajun-seasoned shrimp and served with fried red potatoes, spinach, mushrooms, peppers, onions and a white wine andouille sauce. It is priced at $12.99.
The shrimp platter is blackened shrimp over almond rice pilaf in an herb-and-ale scampi sauce. It is served with crispy shrimp and a side of sautéed spinach and red pepper relish. It is priced at $12.49.
Jazzed Up Flavors of Bourbon Street items are also included on Applebee’s 2 for $20 menu, which offers guests two entrées for $20.
Although the items are available for a limited time, guest preferences will determine the menu’s end date, a company spokesman said.
Back Yard Burgers has added a Bold and Crunchy Fish Sandwich as a limited-time offering for Lent. It is the Nashville, Tenn.-based chain’s first fish sandwich to be introduced at all 83 restaurants.
The sandwich includes a tortilla-crusted tilapia filet topped with blackened Creole mayonnaise, served on a toasted roll. It is available as a combo with regular fries and a drink for $7.49.
The concept also has added a SpicySandwich as a seasonal limited-time offer. It is available as part of a combo for $5.49. Both items are available through March 31.
Buffets Inc. has reprised Lenten specials for Friday night dinner service at its Ryan’s, HomeTown Buffet and Old Country Buffet concepts.
Ryan’s is offering Butterfly Shrimp, Southern Fried Fish and Catfish on its menu. The Butterfly Shrimp is white farm-raised shrimp that is butterflied, breaded and deep-fried. The Southern Fried Fish is a mild whitefish that is lightly breaded with a Southern-style seasoned corn meal breading and deep-fried. The Catfish is U.S. farm-raised catfish prepared in the same way as the Southern Fried Fish.
HomeTown Buffet and Old Country Buffet are offering the same Butterfly Shrimp, as well as filets of baked farm-raised Atlantic salmon with Montreal seasoning and lemon.
All of the items are available at the buffet, which has an average dinner price of $10.79 for an adult meal across the 337-unit system.
Krispy Kreme has teamed up with Oreo to create two doughnuts, available at participating locations in the 730-unit chain until April 21.
The Cookies and Kreme cake doughnut is a chocolate cake doughnut with Oreo cookie pieces mixed in. It’s topped with white icing, cookie pieces and a dollop of Oreo-flavored “kreme” with cookie pieces.
The Cookies and Kreme doughnut is filled with “kreme” and cookie pieces and topped with dark chocolate icing and cookie pieces. Both are available for a suggested retail price of $1.09.