Chipotle Mexican Grill launched a new line of beverages that feature certified, Organic Lemonades, Aguas Frescas and tea from Tractor Beverage Co. The new deal with Tractor meets the Mexican-style fast casual chain’s Food with Integrity standards by using sustainably-grown ingredients

Chipotle adds new certified, organic beverage line, fund stream for farmers

New Organic Lemonade, Aguas Frescas flavors featured

Chipotle Mexican Grill launched a new line of beverages that feature certified, Organic Lemonades, Aguas Frescas and tea from Tractor Beverage Co. The new deal with Tractor Beverage meets the Mexican-style fast-casual chain’s Food with Integrity standards by using sustainably-grown ingredients. In addition, the beverage line becomes the first integrated philanthropic product line as Chipotle will donate 5 percent of profits from the sale of these beverages to support farmers.

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The Habit Burger debuts new Original Impossible Burger and Impossible Bistro Burger. The new menu options increase the plant-based choices at Yum Brands' fast-casual chain.

Fast-casual Habit Burger Grill debuts limited-time Original Impossible Burger, Bistro Burger

Habit Burger adds plant-based LTOs in June

The Habit Burger Grill added a new Original Impossible Burger and Impossible Bistro Burger to the menu as part of a new agreement with Impossible Foods. For a limited time, the Yum Brands fast-casual chain is expanding its plant-based selections to increase choice for flexitarians and vegetarians dining at its restaurants. Both meatless burgers are timely as plant-based popularity is on the rise with consumers.

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Chipotle launches Queso nationwide at US stores

Chipotle launches Queso Blanco nationwide at U.S., Canada locations

Queso Blanco becomes third menu item to pass stage gate

Chipotle is turning up the Queso on its menu, expanding the coveted menu item to all restaurants in the United States and Canada. The Queso Blanco recipe contains 13 ingredients, including aged Monterey Jack, white cheddar, in addition to serrano, poblano and chipotle peppers. Queso is the latest item to pass Chipotle’s menu innovation system for testing, learning and listening to customer feedback.

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Papa John's introduces Papadia, a piadina-inspired flatbread

Resurgent pizza chain introduces Papadia, piadina-inspired flatbread, to menu

Four, new, flavor options hit menus

Papa John’s launched its own version of a flatbread sandwich, the Papadia, priced at $6. The toasted alternative to a sandwich landed on the Louisville, Ky.-based pizza chain’s menu in four options, inspired by the piadina. A folded, Italian flatbread sandwich, the piadina comes from the Romagna region of Italy . “The Papadia is great for people on the go who are looking to mix up their traditional lunch routine,” said Paul Fabre, SVP of Product Innovation at Papa John’s.

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Noodles and Company features Grilled Orange Chicken Lo Mein

Noodles and Company debuts Grilled Orange Chicken Lo Mein

Fast-casual chain returned popular Shrimp Scampi Zoodles, also

Noodles and Company debuted Grilled Orange Chicken Lo Mein on its menu. The fast-casual noodles and Zoodles chain takes a different approach to the otherwise decadent Chinese-American dish: prepared with grilled chicken, it’s a lighter variation of it. Noodles and Company also returned Zucchini Shrimp Scampi, which was popular during its introduction in February 2019.

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Quaker Steak made winter menu enhancements for 2020

Quaker Steak and Lube launches winter menu enhancements, new Eat Heat sauce

More steak choices, larger Thunderbird cut, new Beyond Meat option add choice for guests

Quaker Steak and Lube launched a new menu to start the year. The casual-dining chain offers new entree, sandwich, sauce and dessert options. And new steak and seafood options provide exapnded choice. An “extreme heat” hot sauce also arrived in the “Eat Heat.” Quaker Steak also added more healthy options for guests.

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Smokey Bones introduced new dishes, including Tenderloin Medallions

Smokey Bones menu revamp brings new dishes, including Tenderloin Medallions

Pork Sliders, Burnt Ends also added to barbecue-focused menu

Smokey Bones Fire and Grill rolled out new menu items at all of its locations. New dishes include the Burnt Ends; Bologna, Brisket or Pork Sliders; house-made BBQ chips; Tenderloin Medallions; as well as the Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie dessert. Chief Food & Beverage Innovation Chef Peter Farrand, Corporate Chef Howard Kleinberg and their teams developed these creations for 61-unit Smokey Bones as part of a Phase I menu overhaul.

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Elevation Impossible Burger rolls out nationwide

Elevation Impossible Burger rolled out across U.S.

Elevation Burger also adds Daiya Cheddar Style Slices to menu

Elevation Burger is adding Impossible Burger to the menu nationwide. In addition to the plant-based Elevation Impossible Burger, the menu will see the addition of dairy-free Daiya Cheddar Style Slices. The fast-casual burger chain, which normally focuses on 100-percent organic, grass-fed, free-range, beef burgers is mixing things up. Consumers continue to seek healthier alternatives and flexitarians continue to look for meatless options.

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The Firebirds Winter Features Menu was unveiled. New, bolder takes on grilled classics are being featured.

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill unveils Winter Features Menu

Firebirds introduces bolder flavors for winter

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill Winter Features menu launched today. New, featured additions include Crispy Chicken Sandwich, French Onion and Mushroom Sliced Steak. In addition, the polished-casual dining chain also added Crab-Crowned Chile Salmon and Grilled Chairman’s Reserve Prime Pork Chop as part of the seasonal, limited-time menu. The Firebirds Winter Features menu, with bolder takes on grilled classics, runs November 27 to December 31.

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Dunkin' Beyond Breakfast Sausage Sandwich rolls out nationwide November 6

Dunkin’ Beyond Breakfast Sausage rolls out nationwide

A best-selling breakfast sandwich goes beyond test phase

The Dunkin’ Beyond Breakfast Sausage, with 10 grams of protein, rolls out nationwide November 6. A successful test propelled the breakfast sandwich to become a top-seller at Dunkin’. Dunkin’ is diving deep into the plant-based meat alternative movement with its Beyond Meat collaboration. The Dunkin’ Beyond Breakfast Sausage patty is served with an egg in an English Muffin.

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