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3 Types of Spice Trending this Season

Fragrant and warming, the seasonal spices of fall and winter easily spark memories, and chefs are constructing full-service menus to complement that nostalgia with novelty. Classic spices alongside surprising new elements not only enhance a dish’s complexity, but also give it the individuality customers seek.

East Coast Wings + Grill Unveils New Menu for Fall

The top priority for East Coast Wings + Grill, a full-service restaurant franchise, is its food originality and guest input. ECW+G delivers on this promise by paying close attention to the changing taste buds of its guests and holds twice-monthly focus groups to test new menu items.

Wings, Bratwurst Join Shoney's Fall Menu for Limited Time

Shoney’s introduced the following fall favorites beginning Monday and staying on the menu through November 18. Shoney’s Wings—(6-count or 12-count) Chicken wings served with celery and choice of bleu cheese or ranch dressing.

Red Robin Brings Back Oktoberfest Burger, Adds $1.99 Kids Deal

Red Robin is welcoming back one of its most popular gourmet burgers for fall, The Oktoberfest, to menus nationwide for a limited-time through October 31. The Oktoberfest features a fire-grilled gourmet burger topped with ham and melted Swiss on an artisan pretzel bun with beer mustard, caramelized onions and shredded romaine lettuce.

Lazy Dog's Fall Menu Offers a New Twist on PB&J

What brings back childhood memories better than the classic, lunchtime favorite, PB&J sandwich? Lazy Dog is taking you back to that time with a twist on the classic—an innovative and mouthwatering PB&J Burger with creamy peanut butter, grape jelly, housemade candied bacon, and havarti on a juicy grilled half-pound burger, available as part of the new fall menu at all Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar locations beginning September 25.

6 Bold Techniques to Take Nachos Up a Notch

Chefs take nachos to new heights with ingredients that explore cultural angles, new proteins, high-class elements, and regional staples. Melding familiar comfort with unique takes, these dishes crunch through to the unexpected while maintaining delicious ooey-gooey-ness. Here are a few not-so-average nachos layered with ingenuity.

US Foods' Fall Lineup Makes Food Fashionable

Fashion is an industry famous for its natural-selection style of doing business. One day you’re in, the next day you’re out, as Heidi Klum preaches during “Project Runway.” The notion isn’t all that different from the one facing restaurants, says Stacey Kinkaid, senior director of product development at US Foods.

Black Angus Steakhouse Introduces Special Menu for Fall

With fall comes the latest special menu from Black Angus Steakhouse. In addition to a steak offering, the restaurant company is encouraging diners to drink pink in October.  During the month of October, $1 from the purchase of Pomegranate Punch will go to The Breast Cancer Charities of America.

Chef Roy Choi Teaming with Cheetos

Cheetos Teaming with Famed Chef Roy Choi to Bring Signature LA Style to the Flamin’ Hot Cheetos-Inspired MenuThe love affair with Cheetos and Cheetos-infused food is hotter than ever with Flamin’ Hot Cheetos fandom at an all-time high.

Bennigan’s Debuts Chef-Driven Fall Menu

Bennigan’s, the Legendary brand known for its chef-driven American fare and friendly Irish hospitality, has struck gold and is elevating its fall experience with the debut of its new seasonal menu.Beginning Wednesday, guests can enjoy innovative food items with hand-crafted cocktails, seasonal beer and wine to create the perfect Irish getaway, right in their hometown.

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill Unveils Fall Features Menu

With crisp autumn days a few weeks away, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill has unveiled its new seasonally inspired Fall Features menu, highlighting some of the best flavors of autumn. These include Grilled Short Ribs, Shaved Brussels Sprouts and Spinach Salad, Wicked Burger and more.

Boston’s Offering Smaller Bites with New 'Appy Hour' Menu

Starting September 3, Boston’s Pizza Restaurant & Sports Bar launched its “Appy Hour,” which offers guest smaller bites packed with big flavor.Every Monday-Friday through, Boston’s will be plating up its new, delicious appetizers – perfectly portioned in half sizes.

Mountain Mike’s Pizza Improves Bone-In Chicken Wings

Mountain Mike’s Pizza, LLC, a leading family-style pizza chain known for serving “Pizza the way it oughta be,” is now serving “Wings the way they oughta be” too. The new and improved bone-in chicken wings menu platform is the perfect pairing to Mountain Mike’s famous mouth-watering pizzas.

Red Lobster Brings Back Endless Shrimp with a Twist on Nachos

Red Lobster is ready to put the age-old debate over whether or not cheese belongs on seafood to rest—and is doing so in a mouthwatering way during Endless Shrimp.For a limited time, Endless Shrimp is back, including Red Lobster’s innovative seafood spin on nachos with the introduction of new Crunchy Fiesta Shrimp.

Woody’s Bar-B-Q Adding Grillin’ Chillin’ n Cheesy Panini for September

Florida-based, classic Southern barbecue chain—Woody’s Bar-B-Q—announce the upcoming premiere of two new limited time offer sandwiches to its menu at participating restaurants. Dubbed Grillin’ Chillin’ n Cheesy Paninis, the promotion features a pair of pressed sandwiches filled with comfort food-inspired ingredients that will help patrons fill their bellies while getting in touch with their inner child.