Industry News | October 16, 2017 | By Danny Klein | QSR Exclusive Brief

Chick-fil-A's Menu Gets Spicier with New Strips, Sandwich

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On the last day of September, Chick-fil-A quietly dropped its Chicken Salad sandwich from menus nationwide. The brand posted the recipe online and told TODAY, “we have also heard from guests that they are looking for new tastes and fresh flavors on the menu in our restaurants.”

Chick-fil-A made good on that promise Monday. Starting at select restaurants in Philadelphia, Central Texas and South Texas, guests can order the new Spicy Chick-n-Strips. Diners in Orlando, Florida; St. Louis; and Knoxville, Tennessee, will be among the first to try the new Grilled Spicy Deluxe Chicken Sandwich.

“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, in a statement. “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 Spicy Chick-n-Strips are a mash-up of the popular Spicy Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich and the original Chick-n-Strips. They are seasoned with a spicy blend of peppers, hand-breaded, and cooked in 100 percent refined peanut oil, the chain said. The strips are available in three- or four-count entrees, and have 450 calories and 26 grams of protein (three count). The menu item starts at $3.85.

The Grilled Spicy Chicken Deluxe Sandwich offers a lighter, but still spicy option. It features grilled chicken marinated in a spicy seasoning and comes served on a new toasted multigrain brioche bun with Colby Jack cheese, lettuce, and tomato. It’s also paired with a new Cilantro Lime Sauce. The sandwich has 390 calories and 33 grams of protein, and costs $4.75.