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It's A Wrap: What's New In Food Chains 6.21.24

Time to cool down and stay hydrated with coffee and more summer beverages in this week's wrap.

Nothing Bundt Cakes has opened its 600th store in Tampa, FL. The Dallas-based company has locations throughout more than 40 states and Canada, and opened 84 bakeries in 2023.

Scooter’s Coffee drive-thru coffee franchise has announced plans to open 11 more coffee kiosks, as the result of five franchise agreements signed in May. The new stores add to the chain’s network of over 750 stores in 30 states. The new units will be in: Lanett, AL; three in Elgin, IL; five in Lancaster, PA; Paris, TN and Spanish Fork, UT.

Sweet Paris Crêperie & Café is opening its second Minnesota location in the Mall of America in Bloomington. The official grand opening is planned for the coming weeks.



Wing Zone has opened its first Rocky Mountain State location. The chicken wing chain’s newest location is in Colorado Springs, CO and is set to open June 25 with contests and promotions on opening day include offering customers six free boneless wings when they sign up for text deals at


Panera has added three new beverages to its summer menu. The Unlimited Sip Club offerings include Pomegranate Hibiscus Tea, an herbal tea with hibiscus and pomegranate; Citrus Punch, which is flavored with lemon, mango, pineapple and blood orange yuzu and Blueberry Lavender Lemonade which combines blueberry and lavender flavors. The chain has also added tropical fruit puree and spinach to its Tropical Green Smoothie.

Pizza Hut has added Chicago Tavern-Style Pizza to its menu, marking the pizza chain’s largest menu change in a decade.  alongside a toppings transformation, marking the biggest toppings menu overhaul in over a decade. The Pesto Margherita Tavern Pizza is a combination of marinara, grape tomatoes, garlic and basil pesto and served square-cut on Thin ‘N Crispy crust, sprinkled with parmesan-oregano seasoning. The Ultimate Tavern Pizza is also a square-cut Thin ‘N Crispy crust, but topped with sausage, pepperoni, fire roasted peppers, onions, grape tomatoes and parmesan-oregano seasoning. The Spicy Chicken Sausage Tavern Pizza is the same crust but with spicy marinara, chicken sausage, fire roasted peppers, caramelized onions and parmesan-oregano seasoning. And lastly the Double Pepperoni Tavern Pizza is also on the same crust but with sweet marinara, classic and crispy cupped pepperoni and sprinkled with parmesan-oregano seasoning.

Subway has added Footlong Dippers to its menu nationwide. The Dippers are served hot, with melted cheese and meat and rolled in Subway’s lavash-style flatbread in three varieties, including Pepperoni & Cheese, Chicken & Cheese and Double Cheese. Each is served with one of Subway’s 11 sauces, such as Honey Mustard, Creamy Sriracha or Peppercorn Ranch.

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