Kentucky Fried Chicken announced Thursday Mac & Cheese Bowls—a cheesy twist on KFC’s popular Famous Bowls—available as part of KFC’s $5 Fill Up line up in participating restaurants nationwide starting August 26.

Crafted as a main dish, Mac & Cheese Bowls combine KFC’s mac and cheese, topped with crispy popcorn chicken, and sprinkled with a three-cheese blend. Those who love heat can kick it up a notch with a Spicy Mac & Cheese Bowl with KFC’s Nashville Hot sauce.

“Mac and Cheese has a cult-like following, and bowl food is a trend that isn’t going away anytime soon,” says Andrea Zahumensky, KFC U.S. CMO. “So, it made perfect sense to call up a favorite side dish to the big leagues, in a way that only we could, with Mac and Cheese Bowls.”

To give a sneak peek into how the KFC Mac & Cheese Bowls come together, KFC partnered with food critic and host of OMKalen, Kalen Allen, to hilariously provide Colonel-worthy commentary during his exclusive first taste and review of the new menu combination. “My reaction said it all. KFC’s new Mac & Cheese Bowl is ridiculously good and if you watch my shows, everyone knows how I feel about unseasoned or flavorless food, so I wouldn’t be saying this if it wasn’t true,” Allen says. “The combination of KFC’s mac and cheese, popcorn chicken, and then sprinkled with more cheese is Kalen approved.”

Arriving just in time for “back to school” season, the new Mac & Cheese Bowl $5 Fill Up comes complete with a medium drink and chocolate chip cookie. It’s an abundant, convenient, filling and affordable meal that’s a perfect grab-n-go dinner (or lunch!) for the whole family for just $5 (price and participation may vary; tax extra).

In addition to Mac & Cheese Bowls, KFC offers a full line up of $5 Fill Ups, featuring KFC’s world famous fried chicken, Pot Pies and Famous Bowls.

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