September 28, 2023

KANSAS CITY — The menus at quick-service places are increasing with new introductions within the wraps and sandwiches classes.

 Popeyes added extra choices to its rooster sandwich menu with the everlasting addition of the blackened rooster sandwich, the primary everlasting addition to its menu since 2019. Together with the everlasting addition, shoppers can now add bacon and cheese to any rooster sandwich possibility.

“As we broaden our iconic rooster sandwich line-up, the blackened rooster sandwich will present friends with a lighter possibility that’s excellent for daily,” mentioned Sami Siddiqui, president of Popeyes. “And, with the addition of bacon and cheese, our loyal followers will now have six rooster sandwich choices to select from, all with the irresistible Cajun flavors and boldness they crave.”

Taco Bell is including its first absolutely vegan entree: the vegan crunchwrap. The vegan crunchwrap options vegan seasoned beef, topped in a vegan blanco sauce, vegan nacho cheese sauce, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes and a tostada shell.

“Such a big a part of our fandom is vegan or vegetarian, and we’re as dedicated to them as they’re to us and our menu,” mentioned Liz Matthews, international chief meals innovation officer at Taco Bell. “That is why we took so lengthy, months and years, to launch one thing this particular; we needed and wanted to get it precisely proper, to get it mouth-watering. As a result of let’s admit it, we have all eaten loads of merchandise on right this moment’s market that do not style nice and definitely aren’t craveable.”

Again on the sandwich aspect of issues, Panera Bread added a toasted baguette sandwich: the Black Forest ham and gouda soften. The sandwich options Black Forest ham, nation mustard, arugula and smoked gouda on a toasted baguette.

“We’re so excited to carry ham again onto the Panera menu, and our focus was on enhancing these sandwiches with wonderful, unforgettable taste that we knew our friends would love,” mentioned Claes Petersson, head chef, Panera Bread. “Our cooks created our new scrumptious nation mustard, discovering the proper mix of three mustards to enrich the flavors and create two irresistible new menu gadgets we won’t await friends to attempt.”

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