It’s out with the old and in with the new in 2021 for KFC’s famous chicken sandwich, the company says. The news comes a few days after McDonald’s announced they are adding three chicken sandwiches to its menu starting on Feb. 24.
The Crispy Colonel Sandwich is being replaced with the KFC Chicken Sandwich by the end of February because it is not “living up to our legacy as experts in fried chicken” the fast-food chain said according to Reuters. (This isn’t the only fast-food chain changing—McDonald’s Is Making These 8 Major Upgrades.)
Testing for the new sandwich took place in the Spring of 2020 in Orlando, Fla. where sales nearly doubled. And the sandwich itself is growing, too. It features a 25% larger white meat, doubled-breaded, and fried quarter-pound fillet than its predecessor. But it also has thicker crinkle-cut pickles and is dressed with either mayo or spicy sauce. It will cost $3.99.
The new entry into the chicken sandwich wars joins those from McDonald’s, as well as Popeyes, Chick-fil-A, Wendy’s, Culvers, and more. And the Louisville, Ky.-based chain—which was just named the most popular chicken fast-food chain—isn’t the only one to join the competition recently. Jack in the Box just launched their own version.
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