Creative chefs and savvy operators are pushing flavor boundaries with pork, showcasing its amazing taste and versatility in dishes that deliver across the menu. From ham breakfast sandwiches with maple pumpkin butter to mango, coriander and green tea-glazed pork loin, read our menu innovation report to see who’s creating can’t-miss dishes.
  • Johnny Carino’s is offering Mango and Coriander Glazed Pork for a limited time – grilled pork loin in a green tea-infused mango and coriander glaze, served over a bed of angel hair pasta and spinach. (61 units, HQ in Austin, TX)
  • Fatz Café is offering two new pork items: (42 units, HQ in Taylors, SC)
    • The Tennessee Trio – two bone-in grilled pork chops in peach whiskey barbecue sauce, topped with crispy bacon and melted Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheeses, served with potato salad and fried pork skins
    • The I-65 Sampler – baby back ribs and Calabash popcorn shrimp with peach whiskey barbecue sauce, fried pork skins and deviled eggs
  • Au Bon Pain is featuring the Bonte Cristo Sandwich for a limited time, made with sliced ham, turkey breast, Swiss cheese and maple pumpkin butter piled high on a warm croissant. (240 units, HQ in Boston, MA)
  • Abuelo’s Mexican Food Embassy is offering Pork Tenderloin Infierno for a limited time – fire-grilled pork tenderloin medallions drizzled with Yucatán barbeque sauce, served with charro beans and papas con chile. (38 units, HQ in Lubbock, TX)
  • Marie Callender’s is bringing back the BBQ Pulled Pork and Sausage Sandwich, featuring slow-cooked pork in Santa Fe barbecue sauce with spicy smoked sausage, almond coleslaw and crispy onions on a toasted bun, served with fries. (59 units, HQ in Mission Viejo, CA)
  • Buffalo Wild Wings is featuring Fiesta Pork Tacos for a limited time – three snack-size flour tortillas stuffed with citrus-marinated pulled pork, roasted corn, Cheddar Jack cheese and pico de gallo. (1,289 units, HQ in Minneapolis, MN)
  • Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque is offering Mighty Texas Red Chili for a limited time – pork and beef chili made with Founders Brewing Co.’s Porter and toped with Founders All Day IPA and chicharrónes. (10 units, HQ in New York, NY)
  • Taco John’s is introducing Pork Carnitas Breakfast Tacos for a limited time – hand-shredded pork, cheese, guacamole, scrambled eggs and roasted salsa tomatillo. (398 units, HQ in Cheyenne, WY)
  • Taco Time is bringing back Pork Carnitas Street Tacos – pork carnitas topped with diced onions and cilantro, served with a lime wedge. (144 units, HQ in Scottsdale, AZ)
  • Chick-Fil-A is introducing a Hash Brown Scramble made with pork sausage, hash brown, scrambled eggs, and a blend of Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheeses. (2,084 units, HQ in Atlanta, GA)

 

  • Cotton Patch Café is offering Chicken Fried Bacon for a limited time – bacon strips battered and deep-fried, served with a side of country gravy and ranch dressing. (51 units, HQ in Grapevine, TX)
  • Einstein Brothers is adding two limited-time pork items to their menu: (725 units, HQ in Lakewood, CO)
    • Pork n’ Pretzel Sandwich – pork sausage, cage-free eggs and Cheddar on a pretzel bagel
    • Bacon Brewhouse Sandwich – thick-cut bacon, cage-free eggs and beer cheese on a pretzel bagel
  • First Watch has a limited-time Farmer’s Biscuit Sandwich – all-natural pork sausage, over-easy cage-free egg and sharp Cheddar cheese on a grilled biscuit topped with lemon-dressed arugula, mayo and apple butter, and served with seasoned potatoes. (192 units, HQ in University Park, FL)
  • Farmer Boys is offering a limited-time Hog Heaven Burrito – stuffed with bacon, pork sausage, country ham, hash browns and melted American cheese. (83 units, HQ in Riverside, CA)
  • Beef O’Brady’s is introducing the Des Moines Triple Bacon Burger for a limited time – premium-blend Angus-and-bacon patty topped with chunky bacon aioli, thick-cut bacon slices, lettuce, tomato and Cheddar cheese on a toasted brioche bun, garnished with beer-battered onion rings. (174 units, HQ in Tampa, FL)
  • Dunkin’ Donuts is menuing a limited-time Maple Brown Sugar Bacon Breakfast Sandwich featuring a double portion of maple sugar cherrywood-smoked bacon with egg and cheese on a croissant.  (8,551 units, HQ in Canton, MA)