Simply when it appeared just like the rooster sandwich wars of summer season 2019 have been beginning to wind down, KFC escalates the finger-lickin’ feud by deploying a brand new, outlandish creation in three cities throughout America: the Kentucky Fried Hen & Donuts Sandwich.
Because the identify implies, this can be a crispy rooster filet between two glazed doughnuts, priced at $5.99 (or $7.99 as a combo meal). At take a look at places the place this dish is out there, KFC can also be providing a “basket meal” model, with a alternative of bone-in rooster or two tenders, plus a single doughnut for $5.49 (or two doughnuts for $7.49). Taking part places are additionally promoting particular person doughnuts for one greenback apiece. This stuff appear rather more in KFC’s junk meals wheelhouse than the non-chicken nuggets that the chain examined earlier this summer season.
Although not as ubiquitous because the combo of rooster and waffles, loads of eating places throughout America pair crispy rooster with doughnuts: Michael Solomonov and Steve Prepare dinner have constructed a mini-empire serving theses two objects in Philadelphia at their Federal Donuts eating places, and the Astro Doughnuts & Fried Hen chain additionally sells this combo to prospects in each Washington D.C. and Los Angeles, to call only a few purveyors.
The transfer of placing a fried rooster filet between two doughnuts is, nevertheless, much less widespread within the comfort-food kingdom. If something, the sandwich is likely to be a riff on the “Luther burger,” a bacon cheeseburger rumored to be named after (and by beloved by) late soul legend Luther Vandross, the place the buns are changed by doughnuts. That dish, nevertheless, is often made with one doughnut that’s been sliced in half and griddled earlier than sandwiching the fillings, whereas KFC’s model is made with two entire doughnuts.
KFC began serving these dishes this week, for an unspecified restricted time solely, at round 40 places all through Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in addition to Richmond and Norfolk, Virginia. For the reason that pattern dimension is so small and this stuff have solely been on sale for lower than two days, there’s not a lot in the way in which of web style testing happening (though an AdWeek author nobly tried to recreate this dish outdoors the take a look at zone utilizing two Krispy Kreme doughnuts and a daily KFC fried rooster filet, to unspectacular outcomes).
If the sandwich is a success with diners — and significantly, how might it not be? — don’t be shocked if KFC rolls out this sweet-and-salty monster nationwide. And if America falls particularly arduous for this sandwich, maybe KFC will even launch a Double Down-style model, with two fried rooster patties hugging a doughnut wrapped in bacon and cheese — the grease-stained sky’s the restrict.
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