KFC doubles down on the Double Down Sandwich.
You might remember the restaurant chain’s ballyhooed sandwich which replaced the buns with two chicken breasts, with cheese, two strips of bacon and mayo or hot sauce packed inside. The Double Down first appeared in 2010 and KFC has sold over 10 million sandwiches.
KFC brought the Double Down back in April 2014. Since then, it’s only been a menu memory. But from March 6, the sandwich returns for four weeks.
“The Double Down is one of the hottest fast food items of all time,” KFC US chief marketing officer Nick Chavez said in a press release. “After nearly a decade of people begging for its return, we are embracing the mayhem, bringing back our most iconic sandwich ever for just four weeks.”
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Want to eat the Double Down early? From Thursday you can register at www.kfcdoubledowndrop.com to be one of 2,014 customers to get one of the sandwiches a day earlier on Sunday.
KFC Double Calories
The Double Down weighs 950 calories, much more than a Big Mac (550 calories), but less than a Five Guys Bacon Cheeseburger (1060 calories).
KFC said it is not disclosing additional nutritional details about the limited-time offer menu items. But the original Double Down would have totaled 540 calories and also contained 1,380 milligrams of salt (about 60% of the daily recommendation, which is less than the 2,300 the federal government recommends for an entire day’s consumption) and 10 grams saturated fat (about 50% of a day’s supply).
KFC Chicken Wraps also available for a limited time
Prefer your sandwich on a bun? KFC is offering a new Bacon and Cheese Chicken Sandwich, also available for a limited time: an extra crispy double-breaded white meat fillet with cheese, two pieces of bacon, real mayonnaise and pickles on a brioche bun freshly grilled.
In the meantime, you can still get the KFC Chicken Wraps until March 19. Available in two for $5, you can choose between the Classic Chicken Wrap, with an extra crispy chicken tenderloin, pickles and mayonnaise in a warm tortilla, or the Spicy Slaw Chicken Wrap, with an extra crispy spicy sauce , coleslaw and pickles.
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