Taste Tracker: Starbucks, Tim Horton's and Whataburger refresh beverage menus

The heat is on at Cracker Barrel and Dog Haus; summer means shrimp at Modern Market; BJ’s takes flight with sangria; and more menu news of the week.


Despite Panera's Charged Lemonade failure, energy drinks are coming to more restaurants

Starbucks is preparing its own energy drinks, following Dunkin’, as chains like Dutch Bros—and convenience stores—find success with the beverages.

The fast-casual chain confirmed the caffeinated drinks will be phased out, but did not specify the timing. The energy drinks have been blamed for two deaths.

Retail Watch: Instead of fretting about CosMc’s, pay attention to how c-stores are stepping up their drink offerings.

As operators work with ongoing labor challenges, innovative, ready-made products make it easier to serve on-trend beverages.

The Seattle-based coffee shop chain, which now gets most of its beverage sales from cold coffee, is introducing new, more sustainable cups that cut plastic by up to 20%.

The new drinks come in three flavors, each based on energy-boosting green tea and infused with real fruit.

Cherry Berry beverages and the Pretzel Cheddar Club Sandwich are Spring specials at the fast-food chain.

Nancy Kruse and Lisa Jennings swim with the gummy sharks to understand the rising tide of drinks, from dirty sodas to turmeric lattes.

Restaurant Rewind: The ban in place within some jurisdictions is a telling example of how the rules governing alcohol sales may no longer make sense. Grab a stein of mead and give a listen.

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