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Baskin-Robbins Movie Theater Popcorn is its January Flavor of the MonthPinkberry has introduced new Tangerine and Vanilla Bean nonfat frozen yogurt flavors at its more than 230 locations for an unspecified limited time.

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has introduced Latte Macchiatos at its nearly 950 locations. The beverages are made with steamed whole milk and a choice of caramel, vanilla bean or dark chocolate sauces along with a shot of espresso poured over the top. The item is available through March 2 and priced at $3.45 for a small, $4.25 for a regular and $4.55 for a large.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill is bringing back several popular limited-time offers and grouping them into two fixed-price meals for an unspecified limited time at all of its 238 restaurants, except for those in Kirby, Texas; Woodway, Texas; and Tampa International Airport.

As part of the Festa di Carrabba, guests get a choice of appetizer or dessert and a soup or salad in an addition to one of three entrées, priced at $15, or one of three pricier entrées for $18.

The $15 entrées are:

• Champagne Shrimp and Scallops Linguine: Pan-seared shrimp and scallops with mushrooms and roasted red peppers tossed with linguine in Champagne cream sauce;

• Parmesan-Crusted Chicken: Sautéed chicken breast coated in Parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs served with a choice of side dish;

• Grilled Tuscan Skewers: Grilled sirloin, red onion and tomato on skewers topped with Chianti sauce and served with a choice of side dish.

Tropical Smoothie Café's Coconut Curry Chicken Wrap The $18 entrées are:

• “Forever Braised” Beef Brasato: Boneless slow-cooked short ribs topped with a red wine vegetable sauce and served over risotto;

• Lobster Mac & Cheese: Cavatappi corkscrew pasta with lobster, pancetta and four cheeses, topped with toasted breadcrumbs;

• Potato Crusted Haddock: With light mustard cream sauce and diced tomatoes, served with a choice of side dish.

Whataburger has brought back its Monterey Melt as a permanent menu item. Originally introduced as a limited-time offer, the burger has Monterey Jack and American cheeses, grilled onions, grilled poblano peppers and jalapeño ranch sauce. Prices vary by location, but are comparable to the 740-unit chain’s other hamburgers.

Rubio’s has introduced an Ancho Citrus Shrimp Burrito and lightened up its Burrito Especial at its 193 locations.

The new burrito is made with pan-seared shrimp basted in ancho chiles, garlic, cilantro, a blend of canola and olive oils, and a squeeze of lime juice, as well as a new citrus rice flavored with lime juice and lemon grass. It is priced at $7.79.

The new citrus rice is also used in the chain’s lighter Burrito Especial, which no longer comes with sour cream or cheese. The price remains the same, at $6.49 for chicken and $6.99 for steak.

Sizzler has introduced All-You-Can-Eat Pork Riblets for a limited time at participating locations in its system of more than 200 restaurants. The riblets are made with pork ribs in honey barbecue sauce and served with a side of thick-cut steak fries. The item is priced at $8.99 and available through Feb. 23.

Tropical Smoothie Café has added a Coconut Curry Chicken Wrap and Coconut Lime Chicken Salad to the menu at its 360 locations.

The wrap is made with chicken, carrots and mixed greens with coconut curry sauce, served in a warm tortilla.

The salad is made with chicken, tomatoes, carrots and mixed greens, served on kale, spinach and romaine lettuce with coconut lime dressing. Prices vary by location. Both items are available through Feb. 23.

Contact Bret Thorn at bret.thorn@penton.com
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