New fast food options at Daphne’s, Rubio’s Coastal Grill

Daphne's restaurants are serving two new summer salads through Oct. 4.

Two California quick-service restaurant chains introduced new menu items at all locations statewide last month.

  • San Diego’s Rubio’s Coastal Grill is now offering cauliflower rice as a rice substitute. Rubio’s cauli rice is made with rice-cut cauliflower cooked with cilantro, lime juice, lemongrass and salt. Visit
  • Meanwhile, Northern California-based Daphne’s is serving two new summer salads through Oct. 4. The strawberry salad includes grilled chicken, candied walnuts, feta cheese and vinaigrette dressing. The salmon kale-quinoa salad includes lemon tahini dressing, tomato, cucumber and red cabbage. Both are served with warm pita and tzatziki sauce. Visit

Kragen writes about restaurants for the San Diego Union-Tribune. Email her at