It’s been a crazy year for chicken sandwiches and KFC isn’t going to let other restaurants steal their thunder without putting up a fight.
The fast-food chain recently announced a new chicken sandwich that throws the rulebook out the window. Instead of bread, KFC decided to take things in a different direction.
The Kentucky Fried Chicken & Donut Sandwich is exactly what it sounds like: a crispy chicken filet placed between two glazed donuts. Less adventurous guests can still combine chicken and doughnuts together with the Kentucky Fried Chicken & Donut Basket meal.
“KFC is no stranger to delicious food combinations and sweet deals,” the company said in a press release, “most recently introducing the limited-time offerings of Cinnabon Dessert Biscuits this past May, Kentucky Fried Chicken & Waffles in November 2018, and currently offering free chocolate cake with the purchase of a 10-piece meal at participating restaurants.”
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The sweet and savory combination will only be available for a limited time at select locations. Fans will be able to test out the calorie-blasting combination at locations in Norfolk/Richmond, Virginia and Pittsburgh.
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The press release continued, “As part of its food innovation strategy, KFC is always looking for ways to serve its customers with new delicious and innovative choices. The Chicken & Donuts trend has been gaining popularity, but mostly on a local level in areas like Philadelphia, San Diego and Portland.”
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According to the press release, if the test goes well, the new sandwich could be released on a national level. It says, “Consumers are increasingly seeking novel, crave-able flavor combinations that give them the best of both sweet and savory worlds to create a unique taste experience. Through this test market, KFC is evaluating consumer appetite for bringing this growing food trend to its customers on a national scale.”