In the dessert category, Krispy Kreme has introduced three holiday doughnuts:
• A snowman-shaped doughnut frosted with white icing and decorated with a red-icing scarf
• A red velvet cake doughnut topped with cream cheese icing and red velvet cake crumbles
• A chocolate iced doughnut with red and green sprinkles
Abuelo’s, a 40-unit Mexican restaurant based in Lubbock, Texas, is offering a traditional bread pudding called capirotada through Dec. 31. The dessert is prepared with pecans, cinnamon, golden raisins, evaporated and condensed milk, and cajeta, a caramel made from goat milk. It sells for $1.99.
Maggiano’s Little Italy has added a range of sweet and savory holiday specials for December, available at its 44 restaurants. Among them, the crab and shrimp fondue with Alfredo sauce, chives, roasted red and yellow peppers, and focaccia crisps.
Mushroom ravioli with braised veal served with marsala cream sauce, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes and toasted herb breadcrumbs.
Crab and shrimp imperial with lobster cream sauce, herb breadcrumbs, and orzo pasta.
Profiteroles filled with peppermint ice cream and dressed with hot fudge, peppermints, and whipped cream.
Yogurt Mountain, a 39-unit frozen yogurt chain based in Birmingham, Ala., is adding four holiday flavors: eggnog, candy cane, chocolate mint, and gingerbread cookie.