In response to customers’ requests for more bold, spicy flavors, Chick-fil-A™ is testing two new spicy entrees – Spicy Chick-n-Strips and a Grilled Spicy Chicken Deluxe Sandwich – in select markets for a limited time. Starting today, customers can visit participating restaurants in Philadelphia, Central Texas and South Texas to try the new Spicy Chick-n-Strips. Customers in Orlando, Fla., St. Louis, and Knoxville, Tenn. will be among the first to taste the new Grilled Spicy Deluxe Chicken Sandwich.
Research indicates that 48 percent of consumers are interested in trying chicken entrees with new or unique flavors, and preferences for spicy flavors are growing, particularly among millennials.1
“We’ve heard from our customers how much they love our current spicy menu offerings, so we’re really excited to give them even more spicy flavor options to enjoy,” said Kanika Patrick, manager of menu development at Chick-fil-A. “We hope our guests in the test cities will try the new Spicy Chick-n-Strips and Grilled Spicy Deluxe Chicken Sandwich and let us know what they think – their feedback will help us determine whether or not we will roll out the new entrees nationwide in the future.”
The new Spicy Chick-n-Strips combine two customer favorites – the Spicy Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich and the original Chick-n-Strips – with a bold new entrée that’s packed with flavor. The strips are seasoned with a spicy blend of peppers, hand-breaded and cooked in 100 percent refined peanut oil.
The new Grilled Spicy Chicken Deluxe Sandwich is perfect for guests who are looking for a lighter but spicy option. It features grilled chicken marinated in a spicy seasoning, and is served on a new, toasted multigrain brioche bun with Colby-Jack cheese, lettuce and tomato. It comes paired with a new Cilantro Lime Sauce.
The Spicy Chick-n-Strips are available in 3-count or 4-count entrees, and can also be ordered in catering trays. A 3-count order has 340 calories and 26 grams of protein, and starts at $3.85. The Grilled Spicy Chicken Deluxe Sandwich has 390 calories and 33 grams of protein and starts at $4.75.
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