A few weeks ago, Popeye’s ignited a firestorm when they announced their new chicken sandwich. Multiple fast-food chains to umbrage to Popeye’s assumption that their sandwich was the one to beat, and they weren’t shy about saying so. Chick-fil-A, Shake Shack, and even Zaxby’s fired back, and, as usual, Wendy’s notorious Twitter feed laid the smackdown.
There was one popular chicken chain that was glaringly absent from the debate. Where on earth was the Colonel?
Well, it took a few weeks, but KFC finally entered the fray, but not quite in the way you might have expected. According to Business Insider, the fried-chicken chain is testing a new chicken and donut sandwich.
You heard me. It’s a fried chicken breast slotted between two glazed donuts, and it’s only available for a limited time at over 40 locations in Norfolk and Richmond, VA and Pittsburgh.
KFC will test Chicken & Donuts for a limited time only in Norfolk/Richmond, VA and Pittsburgh pic.twitter.com/a2RIUvvbK1
— Kate Taylor (@Kate_H_Taylor) September 17, 2019
If you’re into the combo but the use of donuts as buns ain’t your thing, you can order them as a platter instead of a sandwich. It’ll run you $5.50 for one doughnut and $7.50 for two a pair, while the sandwich goes for an even $6 (a combo meal is $8). You are also able to add one HOT donut to any meal for an extra buck.
As you might expect, Twitter has opinions on KFC’s doughnut/chicken experiment. Not everyone is enthused.
KFC wants us to die so badly https://t.co/kp699Z27Bp
— Blair Guild (@BlairGuild) September 17, 2019
I’m not one to bang the drum with “clean eating” but this sounds absolutely horrendous https://t.co/ILwrwewR39
— RANsquawk (@RANsquawk) September 17, 2019
But this is America, and some people are down:
Road trip, anyone? https://t.co/NwkYai10Ex
— Travis (@travislylesnews) September 17, 2019
This looks disgusting when can I try it https://t.co/PurZV3g5f5
— Sarah Cooper (@sarahcpr) September 17, 2019
Fried chicken and waffles are a favorite food combo for many, so I suppose it was merely a matter of time before more sweet breakfast treats were paired with poultry. What’s next, a drumstick wrapped in a pancake?
What do you think? I can’t say I’m going to cross the road for that sandwich, but maybe I’m just chicken.