Spicy, juicy and finger-lickin' delicious, hot fried chicken has become a trendy food at restaurants across the U.S.
Fast food chain Chick-fil-A has taken note and is expanding its testing grounds for one of its super spicy menu items that already has a cult following.
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In October 2017, Chick-fil-A kicked up the heat with two new spicy dishes: Spicy Chick-n-Strips and a Grilled Spicy Deluxe Chicken Sandwich. But here's the rub: the company only tested them in Philadelphia, Central Texas and South Texas.
The spicy chicken tenders became so popular in the first round of testing that on Monday, Chick-fil-A announced that it will test them in another city. Starting Aug. 25, fire fiends will be able to get their hands on the Spicy Chick-n-Strips in Phoenix.
Needless to say, Chick-fil-A fans are losing it ... even if the spicy strips are expanding to only one city.
And champing at the bit to volunteer their services for a taste test.
Yet, some tweeters still demand spicy nuggets.
Nugget lovers may have to wait for the next heat wave to hit American fast food chains. In the meantime, those who want a little more spice at the drive-thru can stop by McDonald's.
That's because on Monday, McDonald's announced that it has a new sweet and spicy chicken item that will be available nationwide for a limited time beginning the week of Aug. 20. The fast food giant's Sweet N’ Spicy Honey BBQ Glazed Tenders are part of McDonald's effort to accommodate "customers’ desires for more chicken offerings and distinct, delicious flavors," according to a company spokesperson.
The tenders have the same base as the Buttermilk Crispy Tenders that were launched last year, but are glazed-to-order in a sauce that's made with "brown sugar and a variety of spices like chili pepper, garlic powder and paprika," according to the company.
It's definitely a good time to be spicy.