Days after the new year, McDonald’s fires the first shot in the renewed chicken sandwich war. Or, do those three shots.
The fast food chain has confirmed to USA TODAY that it will release three new chicken sandwiches starting February 24, including the Spicy Chicken Sandwich with Chili Sauce.
There will also be a crunchy chicken sandwich with pickles on a toasted and buttered potato roll and a deluxe chicken sandwich, which includes shredded lettuce, rome tomatoes and mayonnaise.
Both Popeyes and Chick-fil-A’s signature chicken sandwiches come with pickles. After Popeyes debuted their New Orleans-style fried chicken sandwich in August 2019, the chain started a Twitter dispute with Chick-fil-A and the other restaurants it dubbed The Chicken Sandwich War of 2019.
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The owners of McDonald’s franchisees in the United States, who are part of the National Owners Association, said in July 2019, before the Popeyes sandwich was released, that a new fancy chicken sandwich should be a top priority for McDonald’s.
In November, the President of McDonald’s USA, Joe Erlinger, confirmed that American restaurants will do so Introducing the new crispy chicken sandwich in 2021. The Premium chicken sandwich tested In Houston and Knoxville, Tennessee, in late 2019 through late January 2020.
„We think he’s going to start our chicken journey, build our chicken credentials and get people to look at us differently,“ Erlinger said in November. „We are excited about the steps we are taking to meet – and even exceed – customer expectations for delicious chicken. This is how we will start building our chicken credibility.“
McDonald’s scaled back its menu due to recruitment challenges amidst Coronavirus pandemic But in recent months the additions have made including New pastry itemsCelebrity meals for a limited time with Travis Scott And the BalvinAnd and Spicy McNuggets.
In December, McDonald’s brought back the popular barbecue sandwich. CreepyFor a specific time. It is the first time since 2012 that restaurants have been made available in restaurants nationwide.
McDonald’s also announced in December that it had developed MacPlant, Which is a new vegan platform, and vegan burger tests are expected in some markets around the world this year.
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