1. Chicken Fries Rings
“Even though the name on our door says Burger King restaurants, more and more of our guests are coming in for chicken,” Alex Macedo, president of the chain’s North America division, said in a statement.
A six-piece order of Chicken Fries Rings sells for $2.89.
Simultaneously with the introduction, Burger King is bringing back its rock-bottom deal of 10 chicken nuggets for $1.49.
2. Chicken & Waffle Sandwich
The sandwich, which layers maple butter and breaded chicken between two Belgian waffles, will be available in the Tampa and Gainesville, Fla., markets, according to The Street.
3. Pot Pies
Doubling down on comfort food, Olive Garden debuted two versions of an Italian pot pie last month, the Orlando Sentinel says. The Chicken Con Broccoli iteration reimagines a fan favorite formerly ousted by the chain, stuffing chicken, cavatappi, Alfredo sauce and broccoli inside a pie crust. The other variety—dubbed Nonna’s Kitchen Sink—contains ziti, meatballs, sausage and cheese.
This week's head-spinning restaurant moments included a suggestion in court that the "b" in IHOb stood for "bad news for Applebee's." That's just one of the long-shot gambles that came to light as oddsmakers considered the likelihood of restaurants charging into sports betting and who'll win the chain vs. independent bout.