Taco Bell Releasing Crispy Chicken Taco To Compete With “Chicken Sandwich Wars”

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In recent months, one of the Internet’s most-heated debates was which fast food chain had the best crispy chicken sandwich – appropriately dubbed “chicken sandwich wars.”

It came about when Popeyes Chicken unveiled their crispy chicken sandwich, which caused pandemonium, to say the least. Drive-thru lines were extremely long and locations would often run out, which made customers furious.

At first, the debate was only between Popeye’s and Chick-fil-A, but other fast food chains have hopped on the bandwagon and joined the chicken sandwich craze, including Wendy’s, KFC, Burger King, and most recently, McDonald’s.


In a new twist, Taco Bell is now throwing their hat into the ring.

On Monday (Feb. 22), Taco Bell announced that it will begin testing their brand-new chicken sandwich taco in Nashville, Tennessee and Charlotte, North Carolina beginning on March 11.

According to NBC San Diego, the Crispy Chicken Sandwich Tacos will be served inside a flatbread with “a piece of crispy tortilla chicken and chipotle sauce and will sell for $2.49 each. A spicy version with jalapeno slices will also be available.”

Previously, Taco Bell has had success with other crispy chicken items including Crispy Chicken Chickstar, Naked Chicken Chips, and the Naked Chicken Chalupa, which is a piece of chicken shaped like a tortilla and stuffed with taco fillings.

See Taco Bell’s announcement below.

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