We usually hear a lot about Taco Bell introducing new food items, or Burger King or McDonald's, but we don't hear much about Chick-fil-A. Their tried-and-true chicken sandwich with waffle fries combination pretty much does the trick. But, now that summer has arrived, they've surprised us and stepped into the spotlight with a debut of two new items!
People Magazine reports that these new items are a Smokehouse BBQ Bacon Sandwich and the amazing-sounding Watermelon Mint Lemonade. It doesn't get any more summery than that.
The Smokehouse BBQ Bacon Sandwich is made with grilled chicken, brown sugar glazed bacon, lettuce and Colby jack cheese on a Hawaiian bun. Hungry yet? Pair that with the lemonade that was reportedly made to complement the sandwich and you've got yourself a meal that could compete with anyone's backyard barbecue. You can grab the Watermelon Mint Lemonade in diet form, too, if that's more your style.
This is the first time Chick-fil-A has debuted a seasonal entree, which is good and bad at the same time. Of course, on the bright side, we get to have these things in the first place. On the bad side, the limited amount of time we have to sample them is only from May 15 through Aug. 19. If you really love this meal, that might seem like a very short span of time. Of course, if it's popular enough, Chick-fil-A will probably be happy to bring it back for future summer seasons.
In a press release, Chick-fil-A's vice president of menu strategy and development said “We know our customers love the flavors of our grilled menu, and we are excited to offer two items this season that will give them something new to try."
“The new Smokehouse BBQ Bacon Sandwich is delicious and unlike anything we have on the menu. It was incredibly popular in test markets. I hope our customers are as excited as I am to get this kind of high quality sandwich at the drive-thru. We hope customers will enjoy the new ingredients and flavor combinations in our Smokehouse BBQ Bacon Sandwich and Watermelon Mint Lemonade all summer long.”
I think we are just as excited!