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KFC is coating its new sandwich in pickle sauce

The Pickle Fried Chicken sandwich is a limited-time offer that will be “gone for good” once it’s over.
Jonathan Maze

KFC’s newest sandwich is a limited-time offer. And it really means “limited time.”

On Monday, the Louisville, Ky.-based chicken chain will introduce its Pickle Fried Chicken sandwich, which is Extra Crispy Chicken topped with pickles and coated in a pickle sauce.

The company said that it will only give its restaurants enough sauce for the sandwiches to last “a few weeks.”

Once stores run out of sauce, the offer is “gone for good.”

“People are crazy about pickles, and pickle-flavored products are becoming today’s trendiest menu item,” said Andrea Zahumensky, chief marketing officer for KFC in the U.S. She said that the company’s customers have been “clamoring for more pickles.”

The sandwich takes the Extra Crispy Chicken and coats it in a pickle sauce, with dill and vinegar flavors along with onion, garlic, buttermilk and pepper.

The sandwich follows the chain’s introduction earlier this year of its Crispy Colonel Sandwich, a bid to take on chicken sandwich chains such as Chick-fil-A more aggressively. It also follows the company’s other flavor efforts, including Nashville Hot chicken and Georgia Gold honey mustard barbecue.

KFC has more than 4,000 restaurants in the U.S.

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