Simply greater than a 12 months after the Popeye’s rooster sandwich prompted a frenzy throughout the nation, Chick-fil-A has launched a novel addition within the Hen Wars.
And its destiny will probably be determined by Upstate and Asheville space residents.
The chain on Monday unveiled the “Honey Pepper Pimento Hen Sandwich” to pick out areas for testing all through the area, together with eating places in Greenville, Greer, Simpsonville, Mauldin and Spartanburg.
The brand new sandwich consists of the unique Chick-fil-A filet, however drizzled with honey, pimento cheese and gentle pickled jalapenos on a toasted bun.
It is obtainable whereas provides final.
Chuck Church, who operates Chick-fil-A’s Woodruff Street location, stated his restaurant will start actively selling the sandwich subsequent week, however it’s already been well-liked with prospects.
“We expect it is an awesome addition,” Church stated. “It is seasonal, so it won’t be on the menu ceaselessly, however it depends upon what occurs on the take a look at. We will do our greatest to advertise to get it on the map and let folks attempt it. We expect it speaks for itself.”
The tackle the sandwich is a primary: Chick-fil-A senior culinary developer Stuart Tracy stated in a press release saying the addition that it was the chain’s first seasonal variation on its unique sandwich.
What’s it style like?
A reporter with the Publish and Courier Greenville tried the brand new sandwich.
The decision: A touch of sweetness from the honey will probably be acquainted to anybody who’s had the restaurant’s rooster minis, and the pickled jalapenos supply a refined zest balanced by the marginally melted pimento cheese.
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