• The CroisBun: A croissant/sweet roll hybrid available in sweet cheese and strawberry flavors, $2.49-$2.99
• Sesame Ginger Chicken Salad: Chicken marinated in ginger and teriyaki with romaine lettuce, Napa cabbage, edamame, cucumbers, carrots and almonds with sesame ginger dressing, $7.19-$8.19
• Chicken Wasabi Wrap: Ginger teriyaki chicken with sesame seeds, romaine lettuce, Asian slaw, edamame, cucumbers and wasabi sauce in a whole wheat tortilla, $6.09-$7.49
• Carrot Ginger Soup: Small, $3.25-$3.89; medium, $3.99-$4.49; large, $4.99-$5.49
• Raspberry Rugelach: A bag of the miniature pastries, $3.99-$4.99
• Mini Cranberry Almond Macaroons, $4.99-$5.99
• Mixed Jelly Beans, $2.29-$2.99
Availability: Through May 4
Item: Flamin’ Gator BBQ Burrito, with mesquite chicken, bacon, caramelized onions, Mexican rice, black beans, romaine lettuce, salsa and a mustard-vinegar barbecue sauce called J.T. Pappy’s Gator Sauce, available in hot, medium and mild varieties, small, $6.39; regular, $7.19.
In the second phase of its menu revamp, Caribou Coffee has introduced three lunch sandwiches.
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• Lemon Ricotta Pancakes: Two multigrain pancakes with ricotta cheese, topped with strawberries, lemon curd and mint, $8.79
• AB&J Waffle: Belgian waffle topped with almond butter, strawberry sauce, strawberries and granola, $7.49
• Smoked Salmon and Roasted Vegetable Frittata: A frittata with smoked salmon, roasted shallots and tomatoes topped with Parmesan cheese, chive cream drizzle and herbs, served with dressed greens and a toasted ciabatta crisp, $9.49
Availability: Through May 11
Hooters has introduced two sandwiches and two shareable items targeted to customers during March Madness and Lent. They are available through April 20.
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Item: Grilled Chicken Florentine pizza, with grilled chicken, Parmesan garlic sauce, sliced red onions, sliced tomatoes, spinach and a proprietary four-cheese blend including feta, $10.99
Availability: Through June 16
Item: Peanut Butter Cup Brownie, a chocolate brownie covered in a peanut butter-cream cheese swirl and topped with peanut butter cup crumbles, $1.59
Availability: Through April 13
• Black & Bleu Burger: A half-pound Angus beef patty, blackened portobello mushrooms, grilled onions, blue cheese sauce, blue cheese crumbles and Dijon sauce, $14.29
• The D.G.B. (Damn Great Burger): A half-pound Angus beef patty, oven-roasted tomatoes, roasted garlic aïoli and arugula tossed in citrus olive oil dressing, $12.99
• Red’s Tavern Fries: Topped with Red’s Secret Tavern Sauce, melted American cheese and bacon bits, $7
• Chocolate Banana Chunk Bite-Tini: Bread pudding bites with chocolate centers, topped with a banana chocolate drizzle, $3.99
• Mango Moscato Wine Shake: Alice White Moscato wine, SKYY Infusions Moscato vodka, mango purée and vanilla soft serve, $7.49
• Citrus Moscato Fizz: SKYY Infusions Moscato vodka, muddled citrus and soda, $6.49
Availability: Through Sept. 1
• Berry Carrot Dream: Carrots, strawberries, orange juice, bananas, and apple juice, suggested $4.59
• Apple Kiwi Kale: Kale, apple juice, kiwi juice blend and bananas, suggested $4.59
• Carrot Kale Dream: Carrots, kale, orange juice, bananas, apple juice, vanilla and protein powder, suggested $4.59
Caribou Coffee, First Watch, Hooters, Marco’s Pizza, Pie Five, Red Robin and Smoothie King also introduce new menu items.
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