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Taco Bell is adding a new chicken sandwich (kind of)

Taco Bell enters the chicken sandwich wars

A Taco Bell in Metairie, Louisiana.
A Taco Bell in Metairie, Louisiana, as Taco Bell enters the chicken sandwich wars.
Gerald Herbert, Associated Press

Taco Bell will be adding the new Crispy Chicken Sandwich Taco beginning in September, adding the fast-food franchise to the ongoing chicken sandwich wars.

What is the Taco Bell chicken sandwich?

  • “Our new crispy chicken innovation is far from the average chicken sandwich, and we’re certain it will get a spicy reaction from sandwich and taco fans alike,” Taco Bell innovation chief Liz Matthews said in a press release, according to ComicBook.com. “Even the masterminds from our test kitchen couldn’t decide if it was more taco or sandwich, which is why we’re excited to bring in the debate team experts to have some fun.”

The sandwich is an “all-white piece of chicken ... marinated in jalapeño buttermilk and fried with a crunchy tortilla chip coating, served in a puffy bread that’s shaped as a taco (and) topped in a creamy chipotle sauce,” according to CNN.

When can you get the Crispy Chicken Sandwich Taco?

Taco Bell will release the Crispy Chicken Sandwich Taco beginning Sept. 2.

As the Deseret News reported, Taco Bell started experimenting with the sandwich in Nashville, Tennessee, and Charlotte, North Carolina.