By Lindsey Klingele for Meatingplace. Used by Permission.
Atlanta-based chicken chain Chick-fil-A is currently testing a spicy chicken sandwich in Florida and Maryland, and is considering launching the product nationwide, the chain’s public relations department confirmed to Meatingplace.com.
The spicy chicken sandwich is currently being tested in Jacksonville, Fla., and Baltimore. If launched nationally, the breaded sandwich will retail for $2.89 and will also be offered as part of a combo meal.
Chick-fil-A currently has more than 1,265 stores in 37 states nationwide.
In other spice news, Dublin, Ohio-based Wendy’s announced the launch of a spicy version of The Baconator sandwich, which will be available at the chain’s 6,250 locations in the United States and Canada through mid-April.
The Spicy Baconator features six strips of bacon, two hamburger patties, two slices of pepper jack cheese, chipotle ranch sauce and jalapenos. It is an updated take on Wendy’s original Baconator, which was launched in June 2007 and has sold more than 68 million units.
“It’s another example of how we’re continuing to innovate, bring new news to our menu and more fully leverage our core strengths built around fresh, never frozen beef and superior quality,” said Paul Kershisnik, interim chief marketing officer of Wendy’s.