What is in this article?:
- Menu Tracker: New items from Chipotle, Sbarro
- More items from Muscle Maker Grill, Panda Express
California Tortilla, Cousins Subs, Daphne’s California Greek, Mazzio’s Italian Eatery, Muscle Maker Grill and Panda Express also introduce new items
California Tortilla is bringing back its popular Bacon
Made with grilled chicken breast, Monterey Jack cheese, bacon, jalapeño ranch dressing, Roma tomatoes, romaine lettuce and rice, wrapped in a soft corn tortilla, it’s available at all 38 locations of the Rockville, Md.-based fast-casual chain. The item is priced at $6.19 for a small wrap and $6.99 for a large one.
A company spokeswoman said an end date for the LTO had not yet been determined.
Chipotle Mexican Grill said it plans to test a new vegetarian option, Sofritas, in seven San Francisco Bay Area restaurants beginning on Feb. 12.
Sofritas is made with shredded organic tofu from a producer in Oakland, Calif., that's braised with chipotle, roasted poblano peppers and other spices. The item will be offered as a filling in burritos, tacos, burrito bowls and salads at select Chipotle locations in San Francisco, San Mateo, Palo Alto and Millbrae, Calif.
A spokeswoman said Sofritas would be priced similarly to chicken.
The Denver-based fast-casual chain said in a release that it was not satisfied with a vegetarian option called Garden Blend that it had previously tested, adding that, depending on the results of the Bay Area test, it might look to expand the offering of Sofritas to other markets in its 1,225-unit system “in the coming months.”
Cousins Subs has added two hot items to its winter menu and a new bread choice to go with them.
The Meatlovers Meatball is made with meatballs, provolone cheese, pepperoni, Genoa salami, black olives, onions and green peppers. It’s sprinkled with Parmesan and Asiago cheeses and served on the 150-unit chain’s new Parmesan garlic bread.
The Chicken Pizzaz is made with sliced chicken breast, Genoa salami, pepperoni, provolone cheese, mushrooms, pepperoncini peppers, green peppers, olives, marinara sauce and oregano. It’s also sprinkled with Parmesan and Asiago cheeses and served on Parmesan garlic bread.
The Milwaukee-based chain is offering the subs systemwide through March 24. Prices vary by location.
Daphne’s California Greek is bringing back its Crispy Shrimp Meal Deal, first introduced at this time last year, for Lent. The $7.99 meal includes two skewers of crispy shrimp, for a total of about six shrimp, regular or multigrain pita, and the guest’s choice of two sides and a fountain drink. It’s available at all 55 units of the Carlsbad, Calif.-based chain through the end of March.
Mazzio’s Italian Eatery, a 153-unit chain based in Tulsa, Okla., has joined the growing number of restaurants offering food bowls.
The new Italian bowl is made with a choice of chicken, steak or vegetables and contains mushrooms, caramelized onions, roasted red peppers, tomatoes and basil on Arborio rice. It’s drizzled with sweet chile sauce and creamy garlic sauce. The veggie bowl costs $5.75, the chicken bowl is $6.25 and the steak bowl is $7.
Mazzio’s has also introduced a Pepperoni Chicken Calzone Ring — a garlic-brushed crust filled with pepperoni, herb-tossed chicken and a four-cheese mix. It’s served with a new chipotle ranch dipping sauce for $8.
The new items are all available through April.