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23 Hearty Casual Menu Items

From Italian Breadstick Sandwiches to Salted Caramel Chicken Fingers

— July 17, 2015 — Lifestyle
While some could argue that casual dining restaurants, especially those that are a part of a chain, don't do anything too crazy in terms of the food they serve -- but these casual menu items might prove otherwise.

One way to surprise and delight customers is to offer an adult take on a nostalgic dish, such as alcoholic milkshakes. Red Robin did this with limited edition festive vino milkshakes and boozy bacon ones, but also offered hangover-curing breakfast burgers right after the new year.

Other casual menu items put an unconventional spin on classic pasta meals. This includes sausage-stuffed rigatoni, spiced chipotle pastas and even bottomless pasta passes at some establishments. Some eateries are playing around with pizza, in shape and in the excessive amount of toppings.
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Boozy Bacon Milkshakes
Boozy Bacon Milkshakes
Red Robins Will Be Offering a Limited Edition Bacon Bourbon Caramel Shake
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Italian Breadstick Sandwiches
Italian Breadstick Sandwiches
You Can Now Eat Olive Garden Breadsticks in the Form of a Sandwich
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Spiced Chipotle Pastas
Spiced Chipotle Pastas
Swiss Chalet's Chipotle Chicken Linguini is Infused With Garlic Cream Sauce
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Chorizo Caviar Pizzas
Chorizo Caviar Pizzas
Stevenson Pizza's Popular Recipe is the World's Most Expensive Pie
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Creamy Chicken Dishes
Creamy Chicken Dishes
This Greek Village Chicken Dish is Full of Richness
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Calorie Overloaded Desserts
Calorie Overloaded Desserts
The Bruleed French Toast Cheesecake Factory Calories Are Excessive
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Cheese Ravioli Pastas
Cheese Ravioli Pastas
Olive Garden's Traditional Pasta Recipe is Convenient and Affordable
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Mango Wine Milkshakes
Mango Wine Milkshakes
Red Robin is Introducing a Wine Milkshake with Mango Moscato
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Customizable Entree Combos
Customizable Entree Combos
This Applebee's Menu Makes Trying Different Dishes Affordable
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Hangover Curing Burgers
Hangover Curing Burgers
This Hangover Food Can be Ordered at Red Robins for a Limited Time
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Healthy Customizable Lunch Menus
Healthy Customizable Lunch Menus
The Corner Bakery Cafe is a Convenience-Focused Lunch Chain
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Spiced Sausage Pastas
Spiced Sausage Pastas
Boston Pizza's Spicy Sausage Arrabbiata Penne is a Twist on Tradition
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Cotton Candy French Fries
Cotton Candy French Fries
Sticky's Finger Joint Offers a Unique Sweet and Savory Snack
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Flatbread Fast Food Pizzas
Flatbread Fast Food Pizzas
The New Flatizza from Subway is an Interesting Hybrid
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Stuffed Pocket Pizzas
Stuffed Pocket Pizzas
Nya Gul & Bla's Vulkan Pizza Provides Sections for Fries, Meat and Sauces
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Bottomless Pasta Passes
Bottomless Pasta Passes
Olive Garden's All You Can Eat Pasta Pass Will Feed You Through the Fall
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Salted Caramel Chicken Fingers
Salted Caramel Chicken Fingers
This New York-Based Restaurant Focuses on Gourmet Chicken Strips
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Exotic Mediterranean Salads
Exotic Mediterranean Salads
This Moroccan Carrot Salad Features a Melange of Bright Flavors
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Sausage Stuffed Rigatoni Meals
Sausage Stuffed Rigatoni Meals
Olive Garden's Stuffed Pasta Menu Item Features Homemade Meat Sauce
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Delicious Beer Desserts
Delicious Beer Desserts
The Red Robin Octoberfest Milkshake Pays Homage to the German Holiday
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Take-Home Mediterranean Meals
Take-Home Mediterranean Meals
Yalla Mediterranean Caters to Families with Take-Out Meals
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Heart-Shaped Pizzas
Heart-Shaped Pizzas
Boston Pizza's Valentine's Day Special Raises Money for Charity
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Layered Pizza Desserts
Layered Pizza Desserts
The Pizza Cake by Boston Pizza is Currently a Front-Running Game Changer
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