Popeyes to launch beignets nationwide for limited time as it doubles down on dessert
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is adding chocolate beignets to its menu nationwide to lure consumers to its restaurants during the holiday season. The only permanent dessert on its menu is the cinnamon apple pie, but Popeyes also sells limited-time dessert offerings, which are sometimes only available regionally. Starting Monday, the beignets, which are a deep-fried pastry that Popeyes stuffed with Hershey's chocolate, are available for a limited time in three-, six- and 12-packs. The dessert is a famous staple of New Orleans, where Popeyes was founded, although the chain now is headquartered in Miami. But he said it's unlikely to surpass the success of its chicken sandwich, which was added to menus nationwide more than a year ago.cnbc.com
New menu items are brewing at Chick-fil-A
Chick-fil-A wants you to eat more chocolate. The fast-food chain is adding a brownie and two new coffee drinks to its menu. Chick-fil-A says the new chocolate fudge brownie “features rich semi-sweet chocolate melted into the batter along with tasty, fudgy chunks.”[TRENDING: Massive Sanford fire evacuates 800 homes | Pastor charged with murder in wife’s slaying | Tropics active on peak of hurricane season]There’s also a new blend of Thrive Farmers hot coffee, grown from beans in Central and South America. Those two join the permanent menu in the U.S. on Monday. Chick-fil-A is also adding a seasonal mocha cream cold brew available for a limited time.