KFC is taking America’s love of two foods to the next level with a series of chicken and doughnut meals across 40 locations in Virginia and Pennsylvania.
The fast-food chain announced that this initial test-drive of the new offerings, which includes three versions of a chicken and doughnuts meal, will determine if KFC decides to roll out the meals in more U.S. locations, according to Business Insider.
Currently, East Coast customers can choose between a basket of chicken on the bone or chicken tenders with one or two doughnuts for $5.50 or $7.50, a sandwich with fried chicken between two glazed doughnuts for $6 and a combo for $8. For $1, customers can add a hot doughnut to any meal, Business Insider reported.
People took to social media this week to voice their opinions on health versus taste concerning KFC's new menu items.
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Some point out the country’s obesity epidemic in criticizing the fast-food chain, while others simply don’t think the combination would taste good.
Twitter user @Sahra_Noor was among the first group. “As if we don’t already have an obesity epidemic,” she wrote.
“Whoever thought that THIS was a good idea…needs to have a seat and think again. I love donuts and chicken, but just why?” Tweeted another user, @ChromeUzumaki.
But others were enthusiastic about the new menu items.
“Had it today. Not the sandwich, but the tenders with a donut. It was delicious. Better than their chicken and waffles. I will get it again,” @meade6487 Tweeted.