Taco Bell’s Crispy Hen Sandwich and Spicy Hen Sandwich Tacos
Peak rooster sandwich wars could also be nigh.
Taco Bell stated Monday that it’s going to check its personal tackle the menu merchandise beginning March 11 in Nashville, Tennessee, and Charlotte, North Carolina.
The Yum Manufacturers chain will change into at the least the fourth fast-food model to announce a rooster sandwich within the final month. Eating places need to rooster to gas gross sales this 12 months as a result of the class is rising sooner than beef. Hen sandwiches, particularly, are hovering in recognition due to the success of Popeyes’ model and Chick-fil-A’s growth past its Southeastern roots.
Taco Bell’s take attracts from the identical imprecise Mexican inspiration as the remainder of its menu. The Crispy Hen Sandwich Tacos are served in flatbread with a chunk of crispy tortilla rooster and chipotle sauce and can promote for $2.49 every. A spicy model with jalapeno slices may also be accessible.
Taco Bell additionally teased that the taco will not be the one new crispy rooster merchandise hitting menus this 12 months. It is also not the primary time that it is provided crispy rooster on its menu. Previous hits have included its Crispy Hen Chickstar, a star-shaped tortilla wrap full of crispy rooster; Bare Hen Chips, chip-shaped crispy rooster items that include nacho dipping sauce; and the Bare Hen Chalupa, a chunk of rooster formed like a tortilla full of typical taco fillings.
Hen sandwiches seem on 47.8% of complete U.S. restaurant menus, in response to Datassential’s MenuTrends. And a flood of recent entries are on the way in which.
McDonald’s advised buyers final 12 months that it is doubling down on rooster, together with the launch of its personal rooster sandwich on Wednesday. Taco Bell’s sister chain, KFC, has unveiled a premium tackle the menu merchandise, whereas Wendy’s introduced a jalapeno popper model. Restaurant Model Worldwide’s Burger King is testing a hand-breaded rooster sandwich for a nationwide launch.