Menu news of the week: October 22, 2019

Chains are drawing menu inspiration from the bounty of seasonal ingredients and plant-based products available now. Here’s a roundup of recent introductions and menu news.


Newk’s Eatery rolls out updated prototype

New stores will be smaller and brighter and will allow for the addition of several new menu items.

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These concepts are hoping consumers will want to grab a meal now—and fixings for another meal or snack later.

Operators take advantage of the shoulder season to refresh the food and drink lineup.

The fast-casual chain has added a section where customers can pick up components for a meal assembled at home.

Consumers with young children reveal their favorite restaurants for their families.

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Seasonal promotions for fish and shellfish dishes are accelerating at chains.

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