LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, KFC® announced it will introduce Pickle Fried Chicken, its latest, very limited-time menu item that combines two savory staples America loves – fried chicken and pickles – to create the ultimate comfort food mashup of KFC pickle-sauced Extra Crispy Chicken.
KFC's short-term answer to the passionate requests from the fried chicken faithful, who have begged for more pickles on their Crispy Colonel Sandwich™, Pickle Fried Chicken will surprise its tried-and-true base of fried chicken lovers and delight pickle lovers and flavor enthusiasts across the country.
"People are crazy about pickles, and pickle-flavored products are becoming today's trendiest menu item," said Andrea Zahumensky, KFC U.S. CMO. "Pickles and fried chicken are a match made in heaven, with tastemakers everywhere pairing these flavors. Our guests have been clamoring for more pickles – especially since we launched the Crispy Colonel Sandwich™ – so we're giving them what they want by coating our Extra Crispy™ Chicken with a mouthwatering pickle sauce that delivers a craveable punch of pickle in every bite!"
Instead of simply adding a few more pickles on its chicken to satisfy pickle-passionate customers, KFC went full-on pickle and took the Extra Crispy™ Chicken you know and love and coated it in pickle sauce, offering a truly maximum amount of pickle flavor with each glorious bite. In addition to classic dill and vinegar flavors, the sauce features onion and garlic notes, buttermilk and a white and black pepper blend – a combination that is sure to satisfy even the ultimate foodie's palate.
By adding this new flavor experience to its menu, KFC will be the first national quick-service restaurant to bring pickle-flavored fried chicken to the masses, just as it was the first QSR to broadly introduce Nashville Hot-style fried chicken in 2015.
The very limited-time menu item directly follows the launch of the Crispy Colonel Sandwich™, which is now available in the latest flavor offering, Pickle Fried Chicken, alongside KFC's three signature southern-inspired flavors: Smoky Mountain BBQ, spicy and smoky Nashville Hot and sweet and tangy Georgia Gold honey mustard BBQ.
KFC's Pickle Fried Chicken will be available as a Crispy Colonel Sandwich™, Extra Crispy™ Tenders, Chicken Littles® and Extra Crispy™ chicken in participating U.S. restaurants beginning June 25, until it runs out. Each restaurant will only receive enough ingredients to pickle sauce its chicken for a few weeks and once it's gone, it's gone for good.
KFC Corporation, based in Louisville, Ky., is the world's most popular chicken restaurant chain. KFC specializes in Original Recipe®, Extra Crispy™, Kentucky Grilled Chicken® and Extra Crispy™ Tenders, Hot Wings™, Go Cups, KFC Famous Bowls®, Pot Pies, freshly hand prepared chicken sandwiches, biscuits and homestyle side items. There are over 21,000 KFC outlets in almost 130 countries and territories around the world. KFC Corporation is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc., Louisville, Ky. (NYSE: YUM). For more information, visit www.kfc.com. Follow KFC on Facebook (www.facebook.com/kfc), Twitter (www.twitter.com/kfc) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/KFC).