KFC is entering the Chicken Sandwich Wars in the weirdest way possible — by combining a donut and chicken to create a strange sandwich.
KFC is getting into the “Great Chicken Sandwich Wars of 2019” in a very weird way. On Sept. 17, the legendary chicken chain launched the Kentucky Fried Chicken and Donuts meal, which is — you guessed it — their famous chicken paired with Krispy Kream-like donuts.
While other chains are scrambling to create the biggest and baddest chicken sandwich on planet Earth, KFC has decided to keep it simple, in a rather weird way.
The meal is being tested in 11 cities, and if the response is solid, the meal will soon have a nationwide rollout. Not to be outdone in the Chicken Sandwich Wars, the meal also comes in sandwich form, which will cost you $.50 cents more than the basic meal ($5.49).
While the chicken will be made in-house, their donuts won’t be. KFC will be employing the Dunkin Donut’s model of trunking in their donuts, which is a good idea considering that workers at the chain are not particularly used to making donuts.
All the employees have to do is dip the donuts in the fryers and that’s it. The donuts will come in either traditional glazed or vanilla icing, giving customers somewhat of a choice for their sweet fix. While the chicken-and-donut concoction is odd in most of the country, it’s a fixture of southern life, hence why KFC is rolling out this meal to throw their hat in the ring to show chicken eaters that KFC won’t be a rollover in the great war.
Is this KFC donut chicken sandwich being tested in your area? If so, have you tried it out? Sound off with your thoughts on the strange, but sweet, meal!