8ec1e292d7fc7182d56ba5c0d20aedd6With its incredible flavor and consumer demand, there’s never been a better time to add more pork to your menu. From Spanish flatbread with chorizo and romesco, to coffee-rubbed pork and smoked ham sandwiches, to a smoked sausage and cheese curd board, these operators are seizing the moment to make their menus more delicious.

  • Chili’s Grill & Bar debuted a new Smokehouse Combo, letting guests choose from a variety of smoked menu items including jalapeño-Cheddar smoked sausage and house-smoked baby back ribs. (1,263 units, HQ in Dallas, TX)
  • Starbucks is menuing a Coffee-Rubbed Pork and Smoked Ham Sandwich at Chicago locations. The sandwich is made with Niman Ranch pork, Patrick Cudahy ham, Swiss cheese, dill pickles and mustard aioli on a baguette. (12,666 units, HQ in Seattle, WA)

  • Bojangles’ Famous Chicken is menuing a Pulled Pork Bowl, available for a limited time – savory pulled pork layered with smoky-sweet sauce over Cajun pinto beans and topped with fresh coleslaw. (638 units, HQ in Charlotte, NC)
  • Fatz Cafe is menuing three new pork items for a limited time: (44 units, HQ in Taylors, SC)
    • Baby Backs & Bash – award-winning ribs served with Calabash Chicken® tenders, a side of pickled vegetables and broccoli salad
    • Skillet Pimento Cheese Dip – Carolina-made pimento cheese with house-made bacon jam served with grilled garlic bread and pickled jalapeños
    • Candied Bacon Wedge Salad – iceberg wedge topped with candied bacon, grape tomatoes and bleu cheese dressing
  • Caribou Coffee added two new pork items to the breakfast menu: (420 units, HQ in Brooklyn Center, MN)
    • Prosciutto & Mozzarella – shaved prosciutto, egg and mozzarella cheese on a garlic-Parmesan ciabatta roll
    • Jalapeño Bacon & Cheddar – jalapeño bacon, egg and mild Cheddar cheese on a jalapeño-Cheddar ciabatta roll


  • Longhorn Steakhouse has a new appetizer special – a Smoked Sausage and Cheese Board featuring pork sausage with crispy fried Wisconsin Cheddar cheese curds served with spicy pickles and Dijon mustard. (490 units, HQ in Orlando, FL)
  • Kona Grill is offering a Spanish Flatbread with chorizo, romesco, manchego, mozzarella, Parmesan, sun-dried tomato, green onion and cilantro – available for a limited time. (30 units, HQ in Scottsdale, AZ)
  • Brueger’s Bagels is featuring a Spicy Bellapeño breakfast sandwich on their winter menu, the Bellapeño bagel is made with bell peppers and jalapeños and the sandwich includes chorizo sausage, eggs and Cheddar-pimento cream cheese. (271 units, HQ in Burlington, VT)


  • Carrabba’s Italian Grill is menuing Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus as part of a tasting menu. The asparagus is wood-grilled, wrapped in prosciutto and fontina cheese, and drizzled with balsamic glaze. (246 units, HQ in Tampa, FL)
  • Krystal is bringing back Junkyard Fries – French fries topped with crumbled bacon, chili, Cheddar cheese, ranch dressing and sliced jalapeños. (355 units, HQ in Dunwoody, GA)


  • Logan’s Roadhouse has added three new pork menu items: (221 units, HQ in Nashville, TN)
    • Loaded Tater Tots – tater tots smothered in house-made chili and topped with bacon, Cheddar cheese and green onions served with ranch dressing on the side
    • Fried Cheese & Bacon Burger – thick-cut hardwood-smoked bacon, fried cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, red onion and Thousand Island dressing on a toasted brioche bun
    • Peppercorn Bacon Chicken Sandwich – thick-cut hardwood-smoked bacon on a grilled chicken breast with Parmesan-peppercorn dressing, lettuce, tomato, pickles and red onion on a toasted brioche bun
  • Ampm is offering an Egg & Bacon Burrito for a limited time – a half-pound burrito stuffed with bacon, eggs and poblano verde or cherry tomato salsa. (926 units, HQ in Houston, TX)