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Patricia Cobe

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Patricia Cobe

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Carl’s Jr. and Hardees tie into Jurassic World Dominion with dinosaur-themed menu

The new Primal Menu launches Wednesday, ahead of the movie’s release on June 10.


Sips, sandwiches and salads take off on menus

Taste Tracker: Chocolate is for drinking at Starbucks and Shake Shack; Bennigan’s and Lazy Dog craft cocktails; Subway’s latest sandwich refresh; Modern Market embraces summer; and more menu news of the week.

Operators take a cue from QSRs, promoting early evening specials, breakfast and dinner bargains, and other inflation-fighting deals.

Common themes of inflation, simplicity and familiarity are driving menu development around the world, finds Technomic.

Mendocino Farms celebrates summer cookouts; peaches, spritzes and lemonade infuse Firebirds’ cocktails; PJ’s Coffee marks wedding cake season; and early sightings of berries and watermelon.

Chef Adam Baird taps ingredients and combinations that are missing in the limited-service space when developing menu items.

Rhode Island's Plant City is dedicated to veg-focused food and drink at four chef-inspired eateries, a marketplace, bakery and bar.

These are the flavors, ingredients, techniques and items with staying power through 2022 into 2023.

The launch of “Eat Fresh Refresh” last July is just the first step in a multi-year, product-by-product menu upgrade.

The Buffalo Ranch Chicken Sandwich combines two sauces to create a new flavor profile.

Taste Tracker: Shake Shack, Jersey Mike’s, Cousins Subs, Togos and Bad Daddy’s punch up burgers and sandwiches; beverages get a flavor boost at Fridays and Dunkin; mashups trend at Pei Wei and Lucille’s; and more Cinco de Mayo specials.

Inflation, supply shortages, port congestion and labor issues are pushing up the price of fish and shellfish.

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