Lifestyle Food Pasta Nachos! Churro Milkshakes! These Are Our Favorite New Menu Items at Chain Restaurants PEOPLE editors tasted all the latest, buzziest foods—and these are the ones worth ordering By Shay Spence Published on September 28, 2018 05:01 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 20 OLIVE GARDEN'S LOADED PASTA CHIPS Olive Garden Lightly fried pasta dough is topped with meat sauce, three Italian cheeses, Alfredo sauce and hot peppers. 02 of 20 CHILI'S QUESO BURGER The newest riff on its classic patty comes with white queso, tortilla chips and pico de gallo. 03 of 20 BONEFISH GRILL'S LOBSTER FRITTERS Bonefish grill A mixture of sweet corn and lobster gets deep-fried and served with honey Sriracha sauce in this appetizer. 04 of 20 CARL'S JR. & HARDEE'S FROOT LOOP DONUTS Carls. Jr Yes, these colorful rings taste (and smell) exactly like the breakfast cereal. 05 of 20 THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY'S MAPLE BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH BACON The Cheesecake Factory This savory-sweet side is debuting on the restaurant’s fall menu, and we have a deliciously easy at-home recipe. 06 of 20 APPLEBEE'S STUFFED RIGATONI Applebees Tube-shaped pasta filled with ricotta and Romano cheeses is tossed in tomato-basil beef sauce. It's one of six new pasta dishes launching on Oct. 8. 07 of 20 WHITE CASTLE'S IMPOSSIBLE SLIDERS WHITE CASTLE The vegetarian version of its classic mini burgers has a surprisingly meaty flavor that could fool any carnivore. 08 of 20 CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN'S CAULIFLOWER CRUST PIZZA California Pizza Kitchen CPK was the first national chain to introduce this lower-carb pie (above), which now comes in a 7-in. size for kids. 09 of 20 DAIRY QUEEN'S REESE'S OUTRAGEOUS BLIZZARD Dairy Queen It's a decadent combo of peanut-butter cups, Reese's Pieces, peanut butter and caramel sauce blended with vanilla soft-serve. 10 of 20 SUBWAY'S CUBANO SANDWICH Subway America's largest chain restaurant is now offering its version of a Cuban sandwich with Black Forest ham, pulled pork, Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard. 11 of 20 DUNKIN'S DONUT FRIES Dunkin Donuts These fried, cinnamon-sugar-dusted treats have a buttery, croissant-like texture. 12 of 20 IHOP'S BURGERS IHOP After the restaurant caused an uproar by temporarily changing its name to IHOb in honor of the new steak patties, its burger sales quadrupled. 13 of 20 KFC'S HOT HONEY CHICKEN KFC The colonel's newest flavor has a floral sweetness with just the right amount of heat in the finish. 14 of 20 DEL TACO'S CHURRO DIPPER SHAKE Del Taco A vanilla shake with chocolate swirls is served with an entire cinnamon-sugar churro in it. 15 of 20 PANERA'S BAJA MAC 'N' CHEESE Panera Bread A new twist on its creamy classic comes topped with pico de gallo, avocado and cilantro. 16 of 20 ARBY'S SMOKEHOUSE BEEF SHORT-RIB SANDWICH Arbys Tender pulled meat is topped with cheddar, crispy onions and barbecue sauce and stuffed between two slices of Texas toast. 17 of 20 RED LOBSTER'S CHILLED LOBSTER & SHRIMP ROLL Red Lobster This double helping of seafood comes with mayo dressing on a buttery toasted bun. 18 of 20 RED ROBIN'S BOTTOMLESS HOP SALT FRIES Red Robin The all-you-can-eat tater deal gets upgraded with a seasoning that's a beer lover's dream. 19 of 20 MCDONALD'S HONEY-GLAZED BBQ TENDERS Mcdonalds The buttermilk crispy chicken tenders (which debuted in 2017) are now available tossed in a sweet-and-spicy sauce. 20 of 20 SCHLOTZSKY'S BRISKET SANDWICH Schlotzkys Slow-cooked beef is the newest protein option at this chain known for its crispy-yet-airy house-made bread.