Dunkin’, Sonic, Red Robin unveil new sandwiches

<!--paging_filter--><p>Sonic, Dunkin&rsquo; Donuts and Red Robin each introduced limited-time offer sandwiches to their menus this week.</p>
<p>On Nov. 7, Dunkin&rsquo; said it will offer a Smokehouse Sausage Breakfast Sandwich. The new item features a toasted English muffin filled with egg, American cheese and smoked sausage.</p>
<p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;re always looking for ways to innovate around our breakfast menu and introduce new and unique flavor choices,&rdquo; Stan Frankenthaler, Dunkin&rsquo; Brands executive chef and vice president of product innovation, said in a statement. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re confident that our guests will love this new menu item.&rdquo;</p>
<p>The new sandwich will be available through the end of December at participating Dunkin' Donuts locations at a suggested price of $3.29, the company said.</p>
<p>Canton, Mass.-based Dunkin&rsquo; Donuts has more than 9,700 locations worldwide.</p>
<p>Oklahoma City-based Sonic also introduced new sandwiches this week.</p>
<p>The quick-service chain will offer two Toaster Melt sandwiches during November and December. The Bacon Cheddar sandwich includes a beef patty, grilled onions, bacon, Cheddar cheese, pickles and barbecue sauce between Texas toast. The Mushroom Swiss sandwich, also served between Texas toast, features a beef patty topped with grilled onions, Portobello mushrooms, Swiss cheese and mayonnaise.</p>
<p>&ldquo;These new Toaster Melt sandwiches pack an unbelievable one-two punch of flavor and value,&quot; Danielle Vona, Sonic chief marketing officer, said in a statement. &ldquo;Sonic customers now have two more delicious ways to stay toasty this winter.&rdquo;</p>
<p><em>Watch a commercial for the Toaster Melt sandwiches; story continues below</em></p>
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<p>The sandwiches can be ordered in full or junior sizes, and start at $1.99, the company said.</p>
<p>Sonic has more than 3,500 restaurants in 43 states.</p>
<p>For the holiday season, Red Robin has introduced a Sweet Jim beam Swiss Burger, which consists of a bourbon-glazed beef patty topped with Applewood smoked bacon, caramelized bourbon onions and melted Swiss cheese on a garlic butter toasted brioche bun.</p>
<p>&ldquo;This burger is truly the epitome of sweet meets savory,&rdquo; said Dave Woolley, Red Robin&rsquo;s executive chef. &ldquo;The bourbon is cooked down with molasses and caramelized onions, so there is no alcohol in the burger, and is paired with a buttery brioche bun, Swiss cheese and Applewood smoked bacon to make the perfect, crave-able holiday treat for burger lovers of all ages.&rdquo;</p>
<p>The item is available for a limited time through Dec. 24.</p>
<p>Red Robin has more than 460 casual-dining restaurants in the United States and Canada.</p>
<p>Contact Charlie Duerr at <a href="mailto:charles.duerr@penton.com">charles.duerr@penton.com</a>.<br />
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