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Newk's PB&Q and Cuban sandwichesNewk’s Eatery, a 58-unit chain based in Jackson, Miss., has introduced two sandwiches featuring brined pork tenderloin, available through November.

The PB&Q is made with pork, bacon, Swiss cheese and the chain’s signature white barbecue sauce, priced at $7.50. The Cuban is made with pork topped with ham, Swiss cheese, mustard and pickles, priced at $7.75.

The chain is also offering a platter of pork with crostini and dipping sauces. A 60-ounce tray for 10 people is priced at $49.95. An 80-ounce tray for 12–15 people is priced at $69.95.

Panda Express's Honey Sesame Chicken BreastPanda Express is introducing Honey Sesame Chicken Breast at its more than 1,600 locations.

The dish combines chicken strips, string beans and yellow bell peppers, which are stir-fried and served with a honey-sesame sauce.

The item is available through Nov. 26 for the same price as other items on the quick-service chain’s buffet line.

Popeyes is reprising its Dip’n Chick’n limited-time offer at its 1,679 units nationwide, through Oct. 27. The item is deep-fried chicken breast medallions cut for easy dipping. The Atlanta-based chain is offering the item with a new Cajun Chili Garlic Sauce. Dip’n Chick’n is available as part of a combo meal at a suggested price of $4.99.

Steve B's Pizza's Pumpkin Pie PizzaStevi B’s Pizza has added a Chicken Pesto Thin Crust Pizza to its buffet line, which ranges in price from $5.99 to $6.99. The pizza is made with basil pesto, mozzarella cheese, tomatoes and chicken on a thin, crispy crust.

The chain has also brought back its Pumpkin Pie Pizza, also available on the buffet line. The dessert pizza is topped with warm pumpkin pie filling, a sweet crumb topping and icing. It is available through the fall.

The 48-unit chain is based in Atlanta.

Tropical Smoothie Café's Spicy Mongolian Steak Noodle BowlTropical Smoothie Café has added two noodle bowls to its more than 340 locations.

The Spicy Mongolian Steak Noodle Bowl is made with noodles, steak, green and red bell peppers, baby spinach, scallions and sesame seeds, topped with Mongolian barbecue sauce. The Thai Peanut Chicken Noodle Bowl tops noodles with chicken, edamame, shredded carrots, baby spinach, scallions and peanuts layered with Thai peanut sauce.

The items are priced at around $6.75; prices vary by location. They are available through Oct. 27.

Zoës Kitchen, a 93-unit chain based in Dallas, has added a quinoa salad as a permanent addition to its menu. The salad is made with quinoa, tomatoes, cucumbers, broccoli, greens, celery, feta cheese, green onions and a light lemon vinaigrette. It is priced at $6.99.

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