Taco Bell enters chicken sandwich wars with its own spin: A taco version

Taco Bell’s Crispy Chicken Sandwich and Bright Chicken Sandwich Tacos

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Peak rooster sandwich wars shall be nigh.

Taco Bell acknowledged Monday that it’ll test its maintain carry on the menu item starting March 11 in Nashville, Tennessee, and Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Yum Manufacturers chain will change into at least the fourth swiftly-meals mark to insist a rooster sandwich in the remaining month. Eating locations are taking a gaze to rooster to gas gross sales this 365 days for the rationale that class is growing sooner than beef. Chicken sandwiches, in explicit, are soaring in reputation thanks to the success of Popeyes’ model and Chick-fil-A’s growth past its Southeastern roots.

Taco Bell’s carry attracts from the same vague Mexican inspiration as the remainder of its menu. The Crispy Chicken Sandwich Tacos are served in flatbread with a a part of crispy tortilla rooster and chipotle sauce and will sell for $2.49 each and every. A titillating model with jalapeno slices can even be obtainable.

Taco Bell also teased that the taco may maybe well furthermore now no longer be the particular contemporary crispy rooster item hitting menus this 365 days. It is a long way also now no longer the fundamental time that it be equipped crispy rooster on its menu. Previous hits fill incorporated its Crispy Chicken Chickstar, a huge establish-fashioned tortilla wrap full of crispy rooster; Naked Chicken Chips, chip-fashioned crispy rooster pieces that stretch with nacho dipping sauce; and the Naked Chicken Chalupa, a a part of rooster fashioned enjoy a tortilla full of frequent taco fillings.

Chicken sandwiches appear on 47.8% of complete U.S. restaurant menus, in accordance with Datassential’s MenuTrends. And a flood of contemporary entries are on the manner.

McDonald’s instructed merchants remaining 365 days that it be doubling down on rooster, alongside side the originate of its maintain rooster sandwich on Wednesday. Taco Bell’s sister chain, KFC, has unveiled a top payment carry on the menu item, while Wendy’s introduced a jalapeno popper model. Restaurant Charge World’s Burger King is making an try out a hand-breaded rooster sandwich for a nationwide originate.