KFC launched a game-changing new menu item that put the fast-food world on notice

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The competition in the fast-food industry is fierce.

Companies are looking for innovations that can give them an edge against their competitors.

And KFC launched a game-changing new menu item that put the fast-food world on notice.

Fast food wars are heating up

Just about every major fast food chain carries chicken nuggets, including McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, and Chick-fil-A.

Even Taco Bell is getting in the game by introducing chicken nuggets later this year.

These kid favorites are some of the most popular menu items for chains.

But KFC was late to the party by introducing its Kentucky Fried Chicken Nuggets last year.

The options for chicken nuggets typically come down to regular or spicy.

That’s why KFC is giving customers more options to choose from with its new Saucy Nuggets, with five flavors at locations nationwide.

KFC is bringing back two fan-favorite sauces – Georgia Gold and Nashville Hot – and introducing three new flavors: Sticky Chicky Sweet ‘n Sour Sauce, Korean BBQ, and Honey Sriracha.

New KFC Saucy Nuggets Flavors

These flavors are described by KFC as “Honey Sriracha: A sweet heat sauce using a blend of red chili peppers, garlic, and honey, Korean BBQ: A sweet and savory umami sauce with soy sauce, garlic, sugar, and sesame, Sticky Chicky Sweet ‘n Sour Sauce: A balanced combination of sweet and tangy flavors including pineapple, garlic, vinegar, and chili, Nashville Hot: Smoky, spicy, and crispy, with an even ratio of flavor and smokiness to heat that brings balance, and Georgia Gold: A honey mustard-style BBQ sauce made with vinegar, honey, and savory seasoning.”

They come in a 10-piece for $5.99 or a combo meal with 10 Saucy Nuggets, Secret Recipe Fries, a biscuit, and a medium drink for $9.99.

“KFC has never been so finger lickin’ good – literally,” KFC Chief Marketing Officer Nick Chavez said. “We’ve entered the sauce chat. Our KFC Nuggets – made from 100% white meat chicken and hand-breaded with KFC’s secret recipe of 11 herbs and spices – dripping with these sauces create an unmatched flavor experience, with something for every palate.”

These new Saucy Nuggets straddle the line between nuggets and boneless wings.

Either way, fast food fans will have more options to choose from when they’re craving nuggets. 

KFC rolling out more new menu items

In addition to debuting the Saucy Nuggets, KFC is adding a new dessert option to its menu, Apple Pie Poppers.

Apple Pie Poppers are described as having a warm apple filling in a bite-sized flaky crust and are being sold at $2.49 for four of them at most locations.

In February, KFC released its Chizza – the chain’s take on pizza, which consists of a fried chicken patty topped with pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni.

KFC is trying to innovate in order to stay ahead of its fast-food competition.

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