Chick-fil-A tries to get people to “eat chicken plague” by giving them more options.
The chain announced that some Chick-fil-A restaurants will start selling chicken sandwich with honey pepper all this summer.
The dish is an original Chick-fil-A fillet, drizzled with honey, garnished with pimento cheese in a southern style and served on a toasted bun with a soft marinated jalapeno, according to a company statement.
“This is the first variation of the original Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich, which we tested as a seasonal product,” said chef Stuart Tracy, one of Chick-fil-A’s greatest culinary developers.
“The jalapenos adds what we call ‘entry-level spice,'” Tracy said. “They give the sandwich only a small blow, bringing influence to the Southwest, which goes well with honey and pimento cheese.”
Tracy and his team have been working on the concept for more than a year.
The company said in a statement that Tracy “took advantage of his previous experience at the restaurant” to identify the best melting-style sandwiches that have some “remarkable elements” – salty, salty, sweet and soft.
“By incorporating these elements into the Pimento honey pepper chicken sandwich, he was able to create something that would appeal to a wide variety of flavors,” the statement said.
Initially, the sandwich will only be available at select restaurants in North and South Carolina – particularly in South Carolina and Asheville, North Carolina.