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Taste Tracker

Pat Cobe

Every week, Senior Menu Editor Pat Cobe takes a look at the latest new menu news from major chains and menu trends. The column features extensive work from RB Art Director Nico Heins on a visual presentation.

Food

Taste Tracker: Breakfast booms at Tim Horton’s, Another Broken Egg, Eggs Up Grill and Huddle House

Taco Cabana, Tijuana Flats, Fuzzy’s and Taco del Mar make Mexican menu news; healthy twists at Newks and Garbanzo; and Insomnia Cookies gets ready for V-Day.

Food

Taste Tracker: Arby’s doubles down on steak, Red Lobster does tacos, and salads trend at Zaxby’s and BJs

LTOs spotlighting sandwiches, bowls, chicken and shakes roll out at Sweetgreen, Mendocino Farms, Bob Evans, Just Salad, Burgerville and more.

Bad Daddy’s, Hurricane Grill and Bonefish cozy up to winter; a shake to celebrate Lunar New Year at Black Tap; burger news for Wayback and chicken at Smashburger; and more menu updates of the week.

IHOP turns fruity; Pokeworks gets toasty; Donatos goes smoky; Red Lobster pairs up; and a bunch of new menu items rush out of the pipeline this week.

El Pollo Loco fills burritos; Wings Etc. taps cauliflower; Velvet Taco goes Italian; and more menu news of the week.

Metro Diner’s heat-and-serve dinners; Velvet Taco wraps chicken pot pie in a tortilla; The Dolly Llama does a Christmas waffle; and other top menu news of the week.

Cake love at Mod Pizza and Baskin-Robbins; Smokey Bones mixes up colorful cocktails; holiday feasting at Firebirds; and plenty of peppermint menu news.

Festive drinks from Bad Ass Coffee; Hard Rock’s World Cup burger; Taziki’s dessert mashup; and more menu news of the week.

Holiday beverages continue to trend at Smashburger and Ziggi’s; Bad Daddy’s does a hangover burger; Toasted Yolk offers savories and sweets; and more menu news of the week.

Black Bear adds six dinner combos; Thankgsiving at Velvet Taco; Lazy Dog builds a gingerbread house; and more menu news of the week.

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