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New offerings at chain restaurants

It sometimes seems like the fast-food and fast-casual restaurants of the world are one step ahead, anticipating our cravings before we even know we have them. Here are some new offerings, some for a limited time.

Biscuit Taco

Taco Bell is set to release the biscuit
Photo Credit: Taco Bell

Taco Bell is set to release the biscuit taco as part of its breakfast menu. The taco shell-shaped biscuit sandwich is available in four different options, including bacon, egg and cheese and crispy chicken with jalapeño honey.

Veggie sliders, White Castle

White Castle is serving veggie sliders. The mini
Photo Credit: Newsday / Rebecca Cooney

White Castle is serving veggie sliders. The mini burgers are made by Dr. Praeger’s, a brand you’ll find in supermarket freezers nationwide. The patties, studded with peas, carrots, corn and spinach, are served on little buns and topped with a choice of sauce: ranch, honey mustard or sweet Thai.

Yumbo

This Burger King sandwich, which originally debuted in
Photo Credit: Burger King

This Burger King sandwich, which originally debuted in the '70s, is making its return. With ham, American cheese, lettuce and mayo on a toasted hoagie bun, it could be your new favorite lunch.

Korean barbecue pizza

Buy California Pizza Kitchen's new Korean barbecue pizza
Photo Credit: CPK

Buy California Pizza Kitchen's new Korean barbecue pizza -- a winning entree from TNT's "On the Menu" -- and a dollar goes to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Pumpkin cheesecake

'Tis the season for California Pizza Kitchen's pumpkin
Photo Credit: California Pizza Kitchen

'Tis the season for California Pizza Kitchen's pumpkin cheesecake, which is on a ginger crumb praline crust.

Pumpkin pancakes breakfast

The pumpkin pancakes breakfast is part of Denny's

The pumpkin pancakes breakfast is part of Denny's Season's Flavorites menu through Dec. 31.

Pulled pork trio

Wendy's has added a trio of pulled pork
Photo Credit: Wendy's

Wendy's has added a trio of pulled pork items to its menu: a pulled pork sandwich, cheeseburger and fries.

TNT craft burger

The first winning dish on TNT's
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The first winning dish on TNT's "On the Menu" is available at Chili's through Dec. 14. The craft burger, by Dan Marks of Columbia, Md., is a sweet-spicy sandwich topped with a tangy coleslaw and fried garlic-dill pickles.

Raspberry sticky buns

Starbucks has added a new treat to its
Photo Credit: Starbucks

Starbucks has added a new treat to its fall menu. Request your raspberry sticky buns heated to stave off the autumn chill.

Cross-cut ribs

The cross-cut pork ribs at Applebee's come with
Photo Credit: Applebee's

The cross-cut pork ribs at Applebee's come with your choice of sauces: sweet Asian chile, smoky chipotle or classic barbecue.

Old-fashioned grilled cheese and turkey pesto panini

Two new sandwiches joined the lunchtime offerings at
Photo Credit: Starbucks

Two new sandwiches joined the lunchtime offerings at select Starbucks: the old-fashioned grilled cheese and turkey pesto panini.

Chicken fries

Burger King's chicken fries returned, for a limited
Photo Credit: Burger King

Burger King's chicken fries returned, for a limited time, on Aug. 11, spreading the word on Twitter via a popular #ChickenFriesAreBack.

Fizzio handcrafted sodas

Get sodas made to order at Starbucks (select
Photo Credit: Starbucks

Get sodas made to order at Starbucks (select locations) in three flavors: spiced root beer, golden ginger ale and lemon ale. The drink includes cane sugar; a 16-ounce serving clocks in at 100 calories.

Pretzel bacon cheeseburger and pub chicken sandwich

Wendy's says that more than 50 million pretzel
Photo Credit: Wendy's

Wendy's says that more than 50 million pretzel sandwiches were purchased from North American locations in 2013, so the fast-food chain reintroduced them in July 2014. Look for the pretzel bacon cheeseburger (with cheddar cheese sauce and honey mustard) and pretzel pub chicken sandwich (with Muenster cheese) through the summer.

Mix-and-match fajitas

Chili's mix-and-match fajitas let you pick your protein
Photo Credit: Chili's

Chili's mix-and-match fajitas let you pick your protein — pork, chicken (pictured), shrimp or steak — that gets joined by bell peppers and caramelized onions, plus your choice of flour or corn tortillas.

Cinnamon molten cake

Cap your meal at Chili's with the cinnamon
Photo Credit: Chili's

Cap your meal at Chili's with the cinnamon molten cake, a limited-time-only treat that's finished with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce.

Spicy chicken Cool Ranch taco

Taco Bell has added another item to its
Photo Credit: Taco Bell

Taco Bell has added another item to its Doritos taco shell line: the spicy chicken Cool Ranch taco.

Vanilla Dr. Pepper float freeze

Prepare for a brain freeze with Taco Bell's
Photo Credit: Taco Bell

Prepare for a brain freeze with Taco Bell's new vanilla Dr. Pepper float freeze.

Quesarito

It's a burrito, plus a quesadilla. Whatever the
Photo Credit: Taco Bell

It's a burrito, plus a quesadilla. Whatever the math, you'll find ground beef, rice, chipotle sauce, sour cream and cheese in this Taco Bell creation.

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