PZZA The Latest Test Menu Items from Papa John’s U.S. are Epic

By Mark Kalinowski Published on May 19, 2020 at 12:00 AM

Get ready for more innovation from Papa John’s (PZZA; Buy, $78.11) — we have learned that Papa John’s U.S. is testing several varieties of “Epic Stuffed Crust Pizzas” in at least one test market (Indianapolis). We believe there is a chance that one or more stuffed crust pizzas could receive a nationwide rollout by the end of 2020.

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DNKN Dunkin’ U.S. Launching Several New Menu Items on November 19th

By Mark Kalinowski Published on November 6, 2018 at 12:00 AM

Breaking news! We have learned that Dunkin’ Donuts (owned by Dunkin Brands Group [DNKN; Neutral]) plans to launch quite a few new menu items nationwide in the U.S. on (or about) November 19th. These include the following limited-time-only menu items: a Holiday Spice Bacon sandwich, a White Chocolate Swirl beverage, a Cinnamon Sticky Bun Swirl beverage, a Dear Santa Donut, a Hershey’s Kisses Donut, and Cinnamon Cream Cheese Spread. In addition, as part of the brand’s “new espresso experience” that it announced this past October 24th, it will introduce an Iced Cappuccino and an Iced Americano, both on a permanent basis. Decaf Espresso Pods (for baristas only) will also be made available, and surely will come in handy as part of this new espresso experience.

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YUM Don’t Fear the Reaper

By Mark Kalinowski Published on November 5, 2018 at 12:00 AM

Breaking news! In addition to the Reaper Ranch Fries/Reaper Ranch Fries Supreme and Reaper Ranch Quesarito that we have written about previously (initially in our reports dated August 16th and October 21st, respectively), Taco Bell — owned by Yum Brands (YUM; Buy) — is also considering/testing a Reaper Ranch Fries Burrito (see following figure).

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