The world's most popular chicken restaurant chain Kentucky Fried Chicken, commonly known as KFC, is known for its crispy chicken sandwiches with over 23,000 restaurants in 140 countries.
On Thursday, February 20, KFC announced that the chain is all set to roll out a new fried chicken trend that had a limited test run in September 2019.
Have you ever thought about getting a sweet alternative to the popular KFC burgers? Surprising many people, the food chain is all set to introduce fried-chicken fillet sandwiched between two glazed doughnuts in its restaurants in the US. The company has announced that the sweet-and-savoury combination is available for $5.49 to $7.99 as a sandwich or in a meal basket from February 24 through March 16 or until supply runs out.
It is also understood that KFC will open a pop-up shop called The Colonel's (Chicken & Donuts Shop) on February 22 from 10 am to 3 pm in Los Angeles just for the day. The shop will only be serving the new item on the menu. The first 50 customers will receive a free Colonel's Dozen, a mix of six extra crispy chicken tenders and six doughnuts.
What's in the basket meal?
Chicken on the bone or extra crispy chicken tenders with a doughnut. If you need two doughnuts, pick a big basket meal. Customers can add extra doughnuts to any meal for an additional cost.
What's in the sandwich?
It contains a juicy, hand-breaded crispy chicken fillet sandwiched between two glazed doughnuts.
How netizens react?
After the news broke out, it has caused a firestorm among the social media users with many finding it difficult to accept the sweet and savoury combination. However, a few others are eagerly waiting to try out the new item on the menu that had garnered positive response from many food bloggers when it was initially introduced for limited customers in September last year.
Check out how netizens are reacting to the news of KFC's new product:
Pink Lloyd @lloydkile
I didn't even notice that!! The chicken itself looks a whole lot better than anything I've ever got there. I'm also trying to figure out, who is making the donuts? I don't trust KFC with making donuts.
I know it's gross of me but I'm curious to know what the KFC donut chicken sandwich tastes like.
Ben Raratabu @ono_matokana
KFC just announced that it'll be rolling out a new chicken sandwich. Chicken between 2 glazed donuts. Hell naw.
Andy Hollenbeck @AndyHollenbeck
Is this really a thing people want? #BringBackTheDoubleDown
I don't care I am SMACKING that donut chicken sandwich from KFC and if it's wack I will be highly disappointed
Roy W. @RoyalWubb
Need to try that KFC Fried Chicken Donut Sandwich on Monday
Kara not Car-ah @karacod
KFC: Hmmm, how can we make what we make MORE unhealthy?? Oh, I know! DONUTS! SMH
Millionaire Mark Money with wings @SC_Richie
I might have to try that donut chicken sandwich at kfc smh
C L A U D I A @theREALymCMB
Ewww kfc chicken with a donut bread .. disgusting
Chico Bling @secondjit2
Who In the hell would eat a fried chicken and doughnut sandwich... y'all high mfs at kfc need to chill