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Would you eat this fried chicken sandwich with a blast of Cheeto flavor?

By Matt Collins Article may include affiliate links

KFC is testing a fried chicken sandwich with Cheetos in four regions.

  • The sandwich is being test at select restaurants in Greensboro, North Carolina, Raleigh, North Carolina; Roanoke, Virginia, Richmond, Virginia and Greenville, Georgia markets.
  • In addition to a breaded extra crispy chicken fillet, the sandwich comes with mayo, “special Cheetos sauce” and a handful of Cheetos.
  • Combining popular snack foods with fast food menu items has been a popular trend of late — if only for the attention such concoctions get on social media.
  • Burger King previously offered deep fried macaroni and cheese sticks with Cheetos flavoring, while Cheetos sister snack Fritos have shown up on Sonic menus.
  • Both Cheetos and Fritos are owned by Frito Lay, whose parent company is Pepisco, which previously owned KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and Long John Silver’s and has a longterm soft drink soft drink contract with the restaurants.