Starbucks, Chipotle and Chick-File-A: Here’s what’s new in fast food

Some chains tried to get thinner, while others did the opposite. The excitement of chicken sandwich additions is significant as many chains have removed many items over the past year to share complexity and costs.
However, with the start of the new year and sales picking up once again, Rest.Rants is making every effort to sustain growth after 2020 unclear.
The Boston market enters the chicken sandwich war with its own version.

As if there aren’t enough options for a basic fried chicken sandwich, the Boston Market is here for the finish.

The Nashville Hot Crispy Chicken Sandwich is now on sale for a limited time, with the company confidently saying “the chicken sandwich wars are over.” He enjoys the hot sauce that “mixes cayenne pepper and chili powder perfectly with sugar, garlic and a handful of secret spices.”


Chick-File-A's New Roasted Chicken Sandwich.

The maker of fried chicken sandwiches is changing things from the grilled version. The Grilled Spicy Chicken Deluxe Sandwich is its first new chicken sandwich in almost two years and has its own specially made cilantro lime sauce.

“We know guests want to see more variety in their meals, especially after a year where new food experiences were limited,” said Leslie Nestlej, director of menus and packaging at Chick-File-A .


Chipotle’s cauliflower rice made its nationwide debut.
Chipotle (CMG) Cauliflower rice has been added to its menu as consumer interest continues to shift to healthier options, including less carb or more plant-based alternatives. The rice alternative, priced at an extra $ 2, was tested last summer before making a nationwide debut earlier this month.


Starbucks' new Honey Almond Milk Cold Brew drink.
Despite the cooler temperatures, cold drinks remain successful for the coffee chain. Starbucks (SBUX) Said sales of ice cream products have increased%% in the last four years, prompting it to unveil another cold drink.

This month, Honey Almondmilk Cold Brew was added to the menu – a new drink that also capitalizes on the growth of dairy-dairy milk.

Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut's new Detroit-style pizza is now available.
Two new items have been added to the pizza chain this month: a cheese stuffed dough cloth ring, Nothing But Stuffed Crust and a Detroit-style pizza.

Competition between the big chains has intensified during the epidemic, which has increased the demand for pizza among Americans who spend more time at home and avoid restaurants while eating. Pizza Hut hopes the new menu items sustain last year’s growth, a trend that is likely to continue.

“What we saw in 2020 was a big boom in sales of these many pizza delivery guys because there was nowhere else to go,” Peter Saleh, a restaurant analyst at research firm BTIG, told CNN Business. He predicts that pizza sales will be healthy in 2021 as “the dining environment is challenged.”