New entrees at TGI Fridays, Tim Horton's, Carl's Jr.
T.G.I. Friday's says it "has paid close attention to the evolving tastes of its consumers" and answered the call with more than 20 "fresh and exciting" new dishes and drinks. Denver-area diners will find a new menu that looks and feels familiar but has a modern twist. They'll find new dishes like Ahi Tuna with Avocado Crisps, Tuscan Summer Spinach Dip, Roccoli Broccoli Salad, Diamond Grilled Norwegian Salmon, and Broiled Tilapia with Tomato Cucumber Vinaigrette. Other new offerings involve burgers, fresh salads and crisp pizzas, officials said. Meanwhile, Friday's has kept customer favorites like the Jack Daniels Grill, Crispy Green Bean Fries, and several "delectable" desserts.
"We've added even more freshly prepared, made-to-order dishes – the kind of food on which Friday's was built. We're known for creating new, creative flavor combinations on both our food and bar menus. Our new menu is no exception. It embraces freshness and flavor, giving our diners more reasons to come in and see what's new at Friday's," said Ricky Richardson, Friday's chief concept officer.
"Canadians don't have to sacrifice convenience for a healthier breakfast on the go." That's how Tim Horton's, Oakville, Ontario, introduces two new offerings: Homestyle Oatmeal and Breakfast Wraps. Officials say the new whole grain oatmeal is low in fat, high in fiber and comes in two varieties: Mixed Berries or Maple. Tim Hortons is the only quick service restaurant in Canada offering slow-cooked, not instant, oatmeal. Tim Hortons also is also expanding its breakfast menu with Breakfast Wraps. The company says they feature freshly-prepared "quality ingredients like scrambled eggs, real cheddar cheese and savoury sauce, wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla and available with bacon or sausage."
Homestyle Oatmeal and Breakfast Wraps are priced at $1.99 each and are available now across Canada.
Rather than tout cheaper food, quick-service restaurant operator Carl’s Jr. says it is focusing on more of a premium touch. That's why Carl's, part of CKE Restaurants, Carpinteria, Calif., is introducing Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders, "which provide customers with the kind of quality they would normally only be able to get at sit-down restaurants, if there." Carl's says it prepares Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders with all-white meat from chicken breasts, dips them in a buttermilk-and-egg batter, rolls them in seasoned flour and then fries them "to a perfect golden brown." Moreover, all of that fresh preparation is done by hand in the kitchens of each restaurant throughout the day, officials say.
Carl's says it rolled out the new offering to Carl’s Jr. restaurants in September. Available in three or five piece orders, for $2.99 and $4.49, respectively, the Chicken Tenders are served with Buttermilk Ranch, Honey Mustard or BBQ dipping sauce.
Checkers/Rally’s, Tampa, Fla., has introduced a Quarter Pound Big Chicken sandwich, featuring "crisp, juicy chicken, loaded on toasted sourdough bread with lettuce and mayo." Television ads offer consumers two sandwiches for just $3 during a limited offer.