A few leads have leaked out about the next round of chain menu additions. Here’s a sampling as of early this afternoon:
--Carl’s Jr. may be bringing back its chili dog, judging from a few non-committal posts on Twitter.
--Burger King plans to add a thicker burger, called the Steakhouse XT (the “XT” apparently stands for “extra thick.”
--KFC will roll out its value menu next week. What it touts as a game changer, the addition of chicken that’s supposedly grilled (it’s actually flash-baked on a plate that imparts grill marks) is slated for April.
--Dairy Queen will introduce its value menu next month.
--O’Charley’s will introduce several new brunch items when it changes menus later this month.
--Hardee’s is pushing an “authentic” Chicken Parmesan sandwich.