It's A Wrap: What's New In QSR This Week


The holiday season has officially begun, with new specially themed menu items from Honey Baked Ham and Chick-fil-A.

New Locations

Beans & Brews Coffeehouse signed a multiunit development deal to introduce the brand to South Houston. The agreement adds to the development in San Antonio and Austin areas to open 40 units as well as additional stores in Dallas and Houston.

Chicken Salad Chick opened a new double drive-thru location in Milledgeville, Georgia. The first 100 guests on Nov. 15 will win free chicken salad for a year.

The Habit Burger Grill announced the opening of its third restaurant in South Carolina, with an Easley drive-thru location. Beginning  Nov. 15, the Habit will host exclusive pre-opening VIP events for its CharClub and mobile app members.



Little Caesars announced the addition of 15 new locations across two of the brand's target markets. Led by two different franchisees, the developments are set for Boston and Chicago.

New Menu Items

Chick-fil-A announced the return of the Peppermint Chip Milkshake, along with two new peppermint offerings this season: Peppermint Iced Coffee and Frosted Peppermint Chip Coffee. The chicken chain has also launched a line of giftable holiday-themed merchandise such as sleeping bags, “ugly” Christmas sweaters, hats and socks, as well as games and puzzles.

The Honey Baked Ham Company added two new items to its holiday menu for 2023. In addition to the classic offerings of Honey Baked Ham and Honey Baked Turkey, customers will also have the choice to order Ham & Cheddar Biscuits and Take & Bake Sliders.

The Halal Guys added Spiced Sizzlin' Chicken and Caramelized Onion Hummus to its menu for a limited time through February.

Little Caesars launched Detroit-style Slices-N-Stix across New York City locations. The combo includes two slices of Detroit-style deep-dish pizza, topped with pepperoni, and accompanied by four pieces of Italian Cheese Bread and served with Little Caesars Crazy Sauce. The product is exclusive to New York City stores throughout the five boroughs.

Panda Express collaborated with Hot Ones sauces to offer Blazing Bourbon Chicken on its menu for a limited time. The dish contains crispy boneless chicken and veggies tossed in a spicy and sweet bourbon sauce alongside the signature Hot Ones Last Dab Apollo hot sauce and topped with sesame seeds.

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