If the chicken corsage for prom wasn’t enough for you, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) announced it will bring back the “Double Down,” a sandwich made of fried chicken instead of bread.
The Louisville, Ken.-based fast food chain made the announcement of the triumphant return via Twitter Wednesday. USA Today reported it will be back on the menu Monday, April 21 for a limited time. The site also reported there will be a nationwide contest, “Double Down Dare,” though details were not revealed.
The Double Down is a breadless chicken sandwich that uses two boneless chicken filets as the bun, complete with bacon, cheese and the “Colonel’s Secret Sauce” in between for $5. At 540 calories, the sandwich has 1,380 milligrams of salt, or 60% of the government’s recommended daily consumption, and 10 grams of saturated fat, or 50% of the daily recommendation.
The product first launched in 2010. At the time, Stephen Colbert called the sandwich on “The Colbert Report:”
“This is deep-fried madness. This is breaded insanity. It is a sandwich that lacks all sandwich-ness. It's like an edible Hieronymus Bosch painting wrapped in a paper straitjacket. If a sandwich has no buns, can it truly be called a sandwich? This is the warped creation of a syphilitic brain!”
News of the revival of the chicken-instead-of-bread product offering comes just days after Domino’s Pizza announced a similar new menu item: “Specialty Chicken.” In four flavor offerings, it’s comprised of boneless chicken instead of pizza dough topped with toppings, sauce and cheese. Business Insider called it “unlike anything else we’ve seen on the market.”