50 HOT SELLERS ON CHAIN MENUS

How and why an item ascends to a menu signature is a combination of research, innovation and luck. Some become best-sellers, and a charmed few grow deeply ingrained in the concept’s identity. As chains’ R&D teams try to cook up the next Big Mac, the dishes they discover along the way can provide plenty of “Eureka!” moments for their own menus and others’. Grouped by six current trends, the 50 dishes that follow are rock stars that are currently driving traffic and may be tomorrow's Bloomin' Onion, Blizzard or Doritos Locos Taco.