ampm Rib SandwichPork dishes are starring on menus at popular restaurants across the country. From spicy sausage sandwiches and grilled pork flatbreads to bacon, bacon and more bacon, chefs and patrons are taking notice of pork’s versatility and incredible flavor. Take a look at the restaurants that are ramping up menus with pork.

  • Bakers Square is offering a Pork Melt Flatbread. The sandwich is made with tender pulled pork, crispy bacon, pickles, Thousand Island dressing and Swiss cheese between grilled flatbread. (46 units, HQ in Nashville, TN)
  • Convenient store ampm added a rib sandwich to its menu. The sandwich, which features a pork patty and barbecue sauce with optional onions, pickles and jalapenos, will be available year-round. (950 units, HQ in Phoenix, AZ)


  • Classics never go out of style! Quiznos continues on their very successful menu expansion by launching the new Italian Spicy Sausage and Italian Meatball subs: (2,353 units, HQ in Denver, CO)
    • The Italian Spicy Sausage sub features a rich marinara with sautéed peppers and onions and melted mozzarella.
    • The Italian Meatball sub is a blend of pork and beef with double mozzarella and marinara.
  • Lazy Dog Cafe added a line of Asian-inspired items to its permanent menu: (11 units, HQ in Huntington Beach, CA)
    • Dim Sum Dumplings— including pork pot stickers with sesame-soy dipping sauce.
    • BBQ Pork Fried Rice—shredded Chinese barbecued pork, scrambled egg, rice, bean sprouts, carrots, peas, red bell peppers, green onions and spinach.
  • Schlotzsky’s launched a line of three toasted Winter-rific Sandwiches and new salads, available through February 9: (340 units, HQ in Austin, TX)
    • The Hickory Ham & Gouda sandwich features shaved hickory ham, Gouda, lettuce, tomato, red onion and barbecue sauce.
    • The Italian Chopped Salad is made with shredded ham, pepperoni, two types of salamis, mozzarella, Parmesan cheese and olive tapenade.
  • White Castle is now offering Potato Bacon Chowder, made with chunks of potatoes, veggies and delicious bacon crumbles. (406 units, HQ in Columbus, OH)


  • SONIC Drive-In is giving breakfast a jumpstart with two flavorful new limited-time breakfast offerings, made with salsa Verde, real avocado, and bacon. These menu items keep breakfast fresh and can be enjoyed any time of day for a protein-packed, flavorful meal: (3,556 units, HQ in Oklahoma City, OK)
    • The Salsa Verde Breakfast Toaster® is made with crispy bacon, bold salsa verde, fluffy eggs, fresh onions and melted American cheese, sandwiched between two thick slices of Texas Toast.
    • The Salsa Verde Breakfast Burrito is comprised of the same savory, quality ingredients, as well as melted cheddar cheese and Sonic Drive-In’s signature Tots, all wrapped in a warm flour tortilla.
  • McDonald’s added the Bacon McDouble to their new “Dollar Menu & More” menu, as well as the Bacon Buffalo Ranch McChicken and the Bacon Cheddar McChicken. (14,157 units, HQ in Oak Brook, IL)


  • Burgerville launched an LTO Pepper Bacon Blue Burger—¼-pound antibiotic- and hormone-free beef, nitrite-free pepper bacon, Rogue Creamery blue cheese, caramelized onions, lettuce and garlic aioli on a toasted cornmeal-dusted bun. (39 units, HQ in Vancouver, WA)
  • Jack in the Box rolled out a limited-time Jalapeno BBQ Burger featuring a 100% beef patty, crispy jalapenos, crispy onion strips, American cheese, hickory-smoked bacon and jalapeno barbecue sauce on a toasted sesame-seed bun. The chain also updated their biscuits to include the Southern Style Biscuit Sandwiches, made with bacon or sausage plus an egg and cheese. (2,255 units, HQ in San Diego, CA)
  • Max & Erma’s is now offering Tony’s Bodacious Bacon Cheeseburger a hand crushed burger topped with creamy roasted garlic cheese spread and savory bacon marmalade on a buttered brioche bun. (72 units, HQ in Nashville, TN)