KFC debuts Nashville Hot Chicken & Waffles after finding both foods in its kitchens

https://thetakeout.com/kfc-releases-new-nashville-hot-chicken-and-waffles-as-l-1839860164

Sometimes fast food innovation is the result of careful market research, food-science breakthroughs, or targeted nostalgia. Other times, a new menu item seems to be birthed of something much more basic: Someone saw two foods already on the menu and decided to mush them together. So it is with KFC’s new Nashville Hot Chicken & Waffles, a combination of ingredients from the chain’s Nashville Hot Chicken and its returning Chicken & Waffles special.

This isn’t meant as criticism. Often the best fast food combos result from simply putting one food with another food. (Ahem, Frosty and fries.) So we doff our caps to whichever employee got a pre-holiday bonus for tapping an executive on the shoulder and saying, “Hey, what if you put the hot chicken with the waffles?”

Nashville hot chicken has been on the KFC menu since 2016, and the chicken and waffles promotion returns as a limited-time special every so often. This, though, marks the first time customers are encouraged to order them together. The Nashville Hot Chicken & Waffles special will debut November 18 and is available in the following combinations:

You don’t need to give us the moon, KFC. Look at what Popeyes did just by putting chicken on a bun.

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