Tuesday, April 27, 2010

April 2010 Menu Market Update...

A recent wave of menu introductions has breathed new life into the breakfast daypart. Subway has rolled out a new line of breakfast sandwiches available on English muffins, flatbread or their regular sandwich bread. Burger King rolled out the BK Breakfast Muffin Sandwich available for $1, as well as the BK Breakfast Bowl. Jack in the Box extended their grilled sandwich line to include a new Grilled Breakfast Sandwich and is also testing Breakfast Pita Pockets in select markets. Cosi added three new breakfast wraps to their menu including the Spinach Florentine Breakfast Wrap. Now available at Au Bon Pain is the Egg and Broccoli Baked Sandwich and customers can order a Jalapeno & Cheddar Bagel Breakfast Sandwich at Panera. Finally, Breakfast is now more Bueno thanks to the new Ranchero Bowl and Ranchero Burrito, both loaded with scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage and ranchero sauce, available at Taco Bueno.

A few of the other new breakfast introductions in 2010 include Hardee's with a Double Sausage Egg 'n' Cheese Biscuit, Dunkin' Donuts with a Waffle Breakfast Sandwich, Bruegger's with a Maple & Sausage Breakfast Sandwich and McDonald's began testing a Fruit & Maple Oatmeal. Most recently, Burger King announced they are testing a brunch menu at select locations including a Ciabatta Sandwich and a non-alcoholic Mimosa.


{NEW} Southwest Chipotle Chicken Salad [Friendly's] - This Southwest-inspired creation is a zesty medley of crisp salad greens, tender Chipotle seasoned fresh grilled chicken, corn and black bean salsa, sweet red onions, and green peppers all served in freshly-made tortilla bowl. Recommended with a creamy and spicy Salsa Ranch dressing.

{NEW} Mojo Grilled Mahi Mahi with Pineapple Salsa [Tony Roma's] - Seasoned mahi mahi basted with Tony's exclusive citrus and brown mustard mojo sauce and grilled to perfection. Topped with pineapple salsa made in house and served with rice and a fresh vegetable.


(LTO} Apple Streusel & Butterscotch Flatbread [Claim Jumper] - Hearth baked flatbread topped with cinnamon-spiced apples, homemade granola-streusel, walnuts and cheddar cheese. All drizzled with butterscotch sauce and a dollop of fresh whipped cream.

{LTO} Hummus & Veggie Pita [Baker's Square] - A grilled pita slathered with hummus, then layered with sliced cucumbers, tomatoes, feta cheese and pesto grilled vegetables. Served with French fries, fresh fruit or creamy coleslaw.

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