Restaurants Fast-Track New Menu Items for Fall
Fall isn’t all about pumpkin spice despite the August race by several chains to return that ubiquitous seasonal flavor to coffee drinks and baked goods. Now that September is here and summer is officially coming to an end, restaurants are going beyond pumpkin spice to showcase a diverse array of fall dishes. Some tap into current trends while others take seasonal ingredients and global preparations in fresh directions. Click through to see the latest additions on chain menus.
2. Fan favorites go veg-centric
Big Bowl is jumping on the plant-based bandwagon with a lineup of 17 new vegetarian dishes. Many are veggie versions of the chain’s most popular dishes, but instead of using animal proteins and chicken stock, executive chef Raul Gutierrez subs tofu and a roasted vegetable broth made in-house with lemongrass and ginger. The new items span several Asian cuisines and include Spicy Thai Green Vegetable Curry, Tofu Poke Bowl and Kung Pao Tofu.