When savvy chefs want to push the boundaries of creativity and flavor, they choose pork. From huevos rancheros breakfast burritos to thick-cut wood-fired porterhouse chops, take a look at our menu innovation report to see who’s doing more with their menu.

  • Outback Steakhouse is bringing the Pork Porterhouse back to the menu – it’s grilled over a wood fire and served with a choice of two sides. (758 units, HQ in Tampa, FL)
  • Bertucci’s Brick Oven Pizzeria is offering a limited-time Stromboli filled with rosemary ham, salami, provolone, Asiago cheese and a touch of basil, served with hot cherry peppers and homemade pomodoro sauce. (83 units, HQ in Northborough, MA)

  • Del Taco introduced three new pork items to their menu: (541 units, HQ in Lake Forest, CA)
    • Huevos Rancheros Epic Burrito – Mexican chorizo sausage, scrambled eggs, pinto beans, roasted chile salsa, avocado, grated Cheddar cheese and sour cream, wrapped in two warm corn tortillas and an oversized warm flour tortilla
    • Chorizo Breakfast Roller – Mexican chorizo sausage, scrambled eggs, grated Cheddar cheese and zesty red sauce in a warm flour tortilla
    • Bacon Breakfast Roller – crispy bacon, scrambled eggs, grated Cheddar cheese and zesty red sauce wrapped in a warm flour tortilla
  • Village Inn is introducing a Farmhouse Stack for a limited time – diced country sausage and ham scrambled together with two eggs and onions over hash browns, topped with country sausage gravy and chopped hickory smoked bacon, served with three buttermilk pancakes. (212 units, HQ in Denver, CO)
  • Subway is featuring their Italian Hero for a limited time – spicy capicola, mortadella, and Genoa salami topped with provolone, oil, red wine vinegar and oregano on Italian bread. (27,318 units, HQ in Milford, CT)

  • McAlister’s Deli is menuing three new pork sandwiches: (375 units, HQ in Alpharetta, GA)
    • The Italian – Black Forest ham, salami, provolone, roasted peppers, lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, black olives, Italian vinaigrette and spicy brown mustard on a baguette
    • Garden Fresh Black Cherry & Ham Sandwich – Black Forest ham and Swiss cheese with spinach, balsamic red onions and black cherry honey mustard all on toasted slices of 9-grain bread
    • Black Cherry Spinach Salad – spinach topped with bacon, grilled chicken, dried cherries, gorgonzola, candied pecans, balsamic red onions and black cherry vinaigrette
  • Le Pain Quotidien is offering Proscuitto and Scallion Skillet Baked Eggs for a limited time – prosciutto and scallions mixed with two eggs. (83 units, HQ in New York, NY)
  • Bob Evans is offering two limited-time items on their new brunch menu: (527 units, HQ in New Albany, OH)
    • Ham Biscuit Benedict – hickory-smoked ham, eggs, hollandaise sauce and scallions served on biscuits with a spinach side salad and choice of side
    • The Green Goddess Salad – hardwood-smoked bacon, hardboiled egg, cucumbers and grilled chicken on a bed of spinach and romaine, served with green goddess dressing and choice of baked bread

  • Maggiano’s Little Italy is adding four new items to their breakfast menu: (49 units, HQ in Dallas, TX)
    • Nueske’s Smoked Ham Benedict – Nueske’s ham, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce served on an English muffin with Vesuvio potatoes
    • Italian American Breakfast – Nueske’s ham, Nueske’s bacon, Italian sausage link, crispy Vesuvio potatoes and candied orange
    • Italian Sausage Frittata – Italian sausage, smoked mozzarella and crispy Vesuvio potatoes
    • Kids Bacon and Eggs – bacon, two eggs and crispy Vesuvio potatoes
  • Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s are topping burgers with boneless, baby back ribs. The ribs are charbroiled and dipped in sweet and smoky Cattleman’s® Original BBQ Sauce and served on a brioche-style bun with a charbroiled beef patty, crispy onion strings and pickles. (Carl’s Jr. 1,158 units, HQ in Carpinteria, CA and Hardee’s 1,824 units HQ in Franklin, TN)

  • Hardee’s is offering two new pork breakfast items for a limited time: (1,844 units, HQ in Franklin, TN)
    • The Aporkalypse Biscuit – ham, sausage, bacon, egg, American and Swiss cheese served on a homemade biscuit
    • The Aporkalypse Breakfast Burrito – ham, sausage, bacon bits, egg, American and Swiss cheese in a flour tortilla
  • Cici’s Pizza is featuring Garlic Parmesan Deep Dish Pizza for a limited time – sausage and tomatoes on garlic-infused bread covered in Parmesan cheese. (429 units, HQ in Coppell, TX)
  • Golden Corral Family Steakhouse is bringing back Carved Baby Back Ribs as a part of their weekend buffet. (490 units, HQ in Raleigh, NC)

  • Taco John’s has a limited-time Pork Carnitas Quesadilla Taco, filled with shredded pork carnitas, roasted salsa verde, lime sour cream, lettuce and pico de gallo. (393 units, HQ in Cheyenne, WY)
  • Holiday Station Stores are menuing a Southwest Chorizo Muffin – chorizo, sausage, pepper Jack, Cheddar and egg on a southwest English muffin. (496 units, HQ in Bloomington, MN)
  • Kwik Trip is featuring a Firehouse Pizza for a limited time – spicy Italian sausage, pepper Jack cheese and roasted red peppers with zesty pizza sauce and crushed red pepper flakes on a traditional crust. (318 units, HQ in La Crosse, WI)

  • First Watch is introducing two limited-time menu items: (169 units, HQ in University Park, FL)
    • Croque Madame – smoked ham, tomato, Gruyere cheese and Dijonnaise mustard on grilled brioche, with béchamel sauce, two sunny-side up eggs and fresh herbs
    • Millionaire’s Bacon – four slices of hardwood-smoked bacon baked with brown sugar, black pepper, cayenne and a maple syrup drizzle
  • Round Table Pizza is adding two new items to their menu: (382 units, HQ in Concord, CA)
    • Magnifico Ulti Meat Magnifico Pizza – primo pepperoni, Italian sausage, capicola, pancetta and tomato sauce topped with Asiago, Romano and Parmesan cheeses
    • Magnifico Combo Wombo Pizza – primo pepperoni, Italian sausage, capicola, pancetta, artichoke hearts, mushrooms, tomatoes, green onions and tomato sauce, topped with Asiago, Romano and Parmesan cheeses

  • Arby’s is introducing Meat Mountain Denali Style, available for a limited time – ham, three strips of bacon, turkey, crispy chicken tenders, Swiss cheese, corned beef, brisket, Angus steak, Cheddar cheese, and roast beef with an Alaskan pollock fish filet. (3,289 units, HQ in Atlanta, GA)
  • Turkey Hill Minit Market is offering three limited time items: (262 units, HQ in Cincinnati, OH)
    • 3 Little Pigs Breakfast Sandwich – sausage patty, ham, bacon and pepper Jack cheese on a buttery croissant
    • Meat Cravers Pizza – topped with pepperoni, Italian sausage, bacon and beef
    • Barnyard Brawl Burger – bacon, egg, and pepper Jack cheese stacked on a burger patty with a honey Kaiser roll

  • Schlotzsky’s Deli is now featuring a Cuban Brisket – ham, hickory-smoked brisket, Swiss cheese, barbecue sauce, Dijon mustard and sliced dill pickles on a jalapeño-cheese bun. (354 units, HQ in Atlanta, GA)
  • Ram Restaurant & Brewery is introducing six new items for a limited time: (21 units, HQ in Lakewood, WA)
    • Broadway Melt – applewood-smoked bacon, bacon-onion jam, garlic-roasted mushrooms, roasted onion compote, truffle mayo and Havarti cheese on a grilled beef patty served on rye bread
    • Beer Geek – IPA-braised applewood-smoked bacon, amber ale-braised onion and red pepper marmalade, arugula, mustard aioli, porter ketchup and Havarti cheese on a beef patty served on brioche
    • Southern Baja Sandwich – pig candy bacon, charred tomatillo salsa, chipotle aioli, grilled Anaheim pepper, chipotle-tarragon slaw and jalapeño-pepper Jack cheese with Buttface Amber Ale-infused chicken breast on a hoagie roll
    • Count von Count Burger – bacon-garlic aioli, roasted mashed garlic and arugula salad covering a roasted garlic-and-beef patty on a garlic-infused brioche bun
    • Buttface Spice Queso Dip – ground chorizo, roasted Anaheim peppers, roasted red onion and pepper Jack cheese mixed with Buttface Amber Ale cheese sauce with chips and charred tomatillo salsa
    • Loaded Tater Tots – applewood-smoked bacon, red onion, jalapeños, pepper Jack and Cheddar Jack cheeses over tater tots