What is in this article?:
- Menu Tracker: New items from Dunkinâ€™ Donuts, Red Robin
- First Watch, IHOP, Gordon Biersch, Bruegger's
- California Pizza Kitchen, Joe's Crab Shack, The Melting Pot
McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Del Taco, Long John Silver’s, First Watch, IHOP, Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, Bruegger’s, California Pizza Kitchen, Joe’s Crab Shack and The Melting Pot also introduce new menu items.
McDonald’s is the latest chain to introduce a pumpkin spice latte, adding the drink to menus at its more than 14,100 domestic units through mid-November, or while supplies last. The beverage has a suggested retail price of $2.29 for a small, $2.89 for a medium and $3.39 for a large.
The latte is made with Rainforest Alliance Certified espresso and whole or nonfat steamed milk, infused with spices and pumpkin pie flavoring.
McDonald’s also added a steak option to its breakfast sandwiches at about 9,600 domestic locations.
Wendy’s is bringing back its Flatbread Grilled Chicken sandwiches, first introduced in March, for a limited time.
Chief marketing officer Craig Bahner said the sandwiches helped drive Wendy’s chicken sandwich sales to their highest levels in six years.
The Smoky Honey Mustard Flatbread is priced at $3.49 and the Asiago Ranch Flatbread at $3.99, the same prices as earlier this year.
Wendy’s is also reprising its Monterey Ranch Crispy Chicken Sandwich, topped with Monterey Jack cheese and ranch dressing, for a limited time. It is available for 99 cents on the 5,817-unit chain’s Right Price Right Size menu. Wendy’s did not indicate how long either limited-time offer would last.
Dunkin’ Donuts is bringing back pumpkin-flavored items for the fall at its 7,306 domestic units. The quick-service chain also has introduced a new steak breakfast sandwich.
The pumpkin items include a Pumpkin Pie Donut, priced at 89 cents, and a Frozen Pumpkin Coffee Coolatta, priced at a suggested $2.69 for a small. The yeast doughnut is filled with pumpkin pie-flavored buttercream, frosted with white icing and sprinkled with graham cracker topping. The Coolatta is a frozen coffee drink. Both are available through October.
The Angus Steak Big N’ Toasted is made with two eggs, Angus steak and a slice of American cheese between two slices of Texas toast, priced at a suggested $4.19. The item is available until the end of September.
Del Taco has introduced a new tostada at its 551 locations following a brand relaunch earlier this year. The CrunchTada features slow-cooked beans, shredded lettuce, shredded Cheddar cheese and taco sauce on a new thicker, crunchy tostada shell for $1 on its Buck & Under Menu.
The Beef CrunchTada Pizza is the same shell topped with beans, seasoned beef, nacho cheese, taco sauce, grated Cheddar cheese, diced tomatoes and cilantro, priced at $2.29.
The Chicken CrunchTada Pizza, priced at $2.49, is topped with beans, marinated grilled chicken, nacho cheese, creamy chipotle sauce, grated Cheddar, diced tomato and cilantro.
Long John Silver’s has added a Ciabatta Jack Sandwich to its permanent menu for a limited-time introductory price of $1.99. The sandwich features a choice of batter-dipped fried fish or chicken on a ciabatta roll with lettuce, melted Monterey Jack cheese and a choice of tartar or Baja sauce.
Red Robin is celebrating the fall with a new Oktoberfest menu, available through Nov. 10.
The Oktoberfest Bürger — topped with Black Forest ham, Swiss cheese, beer-mustard sautéed onions and lettuce, served on a pretzel bun — is at the center of the menu. It is priced at an average $10.49, and was also on last year’s menu.
The chain is also reprising its O’Fest Beer Shake from last year, made with vanilla soft serve blended with caramel and Sam Adams OctoberFest beer and priced at $4.59. Red Robin has also introduced a new cocktail, Captain’s Berry Angry Cocktail, a blend of Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Cider, raspberry and nutmeg, priced at $6.99. A new Pumpkin Pie Shake is made with Libby’s-brand pumpkin pie filling, vanilla soft serve, nutmeg and graham cracker crumbs, priced at $4.49.
A new Brew-Battered Brats appetizer is five jalapeño-Cheddar bratwursts beer-battered, fried and served on a bed of Yukon kettle chips, priced at $5.
For dessert, Red Robin is offering a new German Chocolate Brownie Bite-Tini, which combines brownie bites and whipped cream topped with toasted coconut and priced at $3.99.