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KFC’s New Mac And Cheese Bowls Are Topped With Fried Chicken And Extra Cheese

Posted: 1:19 PM, Aug 23, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-24 11:34:04-04
KFC’s New Mac And Cheese Bowls Are Topped With Fried Chicken And Extra Cheese

While the rest of the nation is freaking out about Popeye’s new chicken sandwich being better than the classic sandwich from Chick-Fil-A, Kentucky Fried Chicken is preparing a new challenge: A new mac and cheese meal to rival Chick-Fil-A’s latest menu addition.

Just a couple of weeks ago, Chick-Fil-A rolled out mac and cheese as a permanent side item on its menu. KFC, which has offered the dish for years, has now announced that a new macaroni bowl entree will be available starting Aug. 26.

The $5 mac bowl is a variation on KFC’s Famous Bowl. The Famous Bowl — a heap of mashed potatoes, gravy, fried chicken chunks, corn and cheese — is a treasured staple of the KFC menu, but they’ve never before incorporated the restaurant’s macaroni and cheese. Here’s a pic:

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The mac and cheese bowl is basically a Famous Bowl, but with creamy macaroni and cheese instead of mashed taters. A blend of cheeses replaces the gravy, and diners can choose between original-recipe popcorn chicken or a spicy Nashville Hot flavor.

“Mac and cheese has a cult-like following, and bowl food is a trend that isn’t going away,” said KFC’s U.S. chief marketing officer Andrea Zahumensky in a statement . “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.”

KFC teamed with YouTube personality Kalen Allen to film a taste test of the new bowl. After daring himself to try random food combos, Allen finally gives the mac and cheese bowl a try. He proclaims it “real good” before offering a joking prayer of thanks to Colonel Sanders for the bounty. See for yourself:

The mac and cheese bowl will go for $5 on KFC’s Fill-Ups menu, which includes a drink and a chocolate chip cookie for dessert.

Chick-Fil-A’s in a rough position, defending its signature chicken sandwich and now its macaroni and cheese. What could be next?

Here’s some fightin’ words: Bojangles’ chicken biscuit sandwich is better than Chick-Fil-A’s. You know I’m right!

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