And its fate will be decided by the residents of the Upstate and Asheville area.
The chain unveiled the “Honey and Pepper Chicken Chicken Sandwich” on Monday to select places to try across the region, including restaurants in Greenville, Greer, Simpsonville, Mauldin and Spartanburg.
The new sandwich features the original Chick-fil-A filet, but drizzled with honey, chili cheese and mild pickled jalapeños on a toast.
It is available while stocks last.
Chuck Church, which operates Chick-fil-A’s Woodruff Road location, said their restaurant will start actively promoting the sandwich next week, but is already popular with customers.
“We think it’s a great addition,” Church said. “It’s seasonal so it might not be on the menu forever, but it depends on what happens during the test. We’re going to do our best to promote it to put it on the map and let people try it. We think it speaks for itself. ”
The taking of the sandwich is a first: Chick-fil-A, senior food developer Stuart Tracy, said in a statement announcing that this was the chain’s first seasonal variation on his original sandwich.
How does it taste?
A reporter for the Post and Courier Greenville tried the new sandwich.
The verdict: A hint of honey sweetness will be familiar to anyone who’s eaten the restaurant’s mini chicken, and the pickled jalapenos offer a subtle zest balanced by the lightly melted chili cheese.
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