Since the ““chicken sandwich wars” started in 2019, several fast food chains have added sandwiches to their menus with the same basic ingredients: battered chicken breasts sitting on toasted buns with pickles and mayonaise.
Chick-fil-A will shake it up a little bit next week with an item called the Honey Pepper Pimento Chicken Sandwich. It will go on the Atlanta-based chain’s fall menu beginning Aug. 28.
The sandwich features creamy pimento cheese made with sharp cheddar, green chilis and red pimentos, pickled jalapeños and a drizzle of honey on the bun, according to the news release.
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The sandwich is the chain’s “first ever seasonal spin” on its original chicken sandwich, and the jalapeños are also a first, the news release said.
Another seasonal item will be a Caramel Crumble Milkshake made with butterscotch caramel flavors and blondie crumbs.
Days are numbered for Chick-fil-A’s summertime Peach Milkshake, which is scheduled to be available until Aug. 26 or as long as supplies last, according to the chain’s website.
Chick-fil-A was part of the first skirmish over chicken sandwiches four years ago this August when Popeyes added a similar sandwich to its menu and sold out in less than three weeks.