Taco Bell goes all in on chicken and crunch with new empanada

The Cheesy Chicken Crispanada rolls out nationwide Thursday for a limited time.


CPK, Pieology and Donatos riff on pizza

Taste Tracker: Cocktail creativity at Firebirds and BJ’s; Starbucks and Dutch Bros go for the pink; Valentine sweets at MOD Pizza, Tous les Jours and Yogurtland; and still time for Super Bowl at Sugarfire.

Taste Tracker: Sonic and Bad Daddy’s choose pork; things get cheesier at Noodles; BurgerFi adds a movie-inspired burger; and menus get dressed in hearts for Valentine’s Day.

Taste Tracker: Blaze Pizza adds meatballs; Mendocino Farms and Carvel dig plants; brisket is back at Taco Cabana; and Tropical Smoothie Café brings a taste of the tropics.

The chain’s latest research and trends are guiding the culinary team toward the flavors and pizza styles most in demand.

Taste Tracker: Bowls trend at Honeygrow and Zaxby’s; BJ's, Paris Baguette and Cinnaholic hit the sweet spot; Starbird goes Vietnamese while Shake Shack opts for Korean; and more menu news of the week.

Behind the Menu: The 10 new items feature on-trend flavors, smaller portions and value pricing—all presented to look Instagram-ready.

Taste Tracker: Bowls rule at Bojangles; Walk-Ons, Smalls Sliders and PJ’s Coffee kick off Mardi Gras; health is on the menu at Next Level Burger and Nekter Juice Bar; and more food and drink news of the week.

Taste Tracker: Winter specials warm up Bonefish Grill; Dunkin’ and Salt & Straw chill out; MOD Pizza and Papa Johns tout new pies; and more menu news of the week.

The drive-in chain pairs peanut butter and bacon in a very limited-time cheeseburger and shake.

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