Love it or hate it, Chick-fil-A just keeps growing. Despite its problematic history of being anti-LGBT, the fried chicken sandwich chain has been named America’s most popular fast food restaurant in recent years and even comes in for bigger chains like McDonald’s in terms of sales. So it’s no surprise that he’s also looking to expand his menu.
In an ongoing test to gauge interest in spicy menu options, Chick-fil-A announcement this week he’s working on three new spicy offerings: one Spicy Grilled Deluxe Sandwich, a Spicy Chick-n-Strips Cookie sandwich, and a Grilled Spicy Luxury Set (available through the chain’s catering service). All three spicy chicken creations officially landed at Chick-fil-A stores in Phoenix, Yuma, and Tucson, Ariz. On Monday, in addition to the Spicy Chick-n-Strips that the company began testing in Phoenix last August.
“We’re excited to spice up the menu and see what happens in these test markets,” said Matt Reed, member of the Chick-fil-A menu development team, in a statement.
The Spicy Chick-n-Sptrips cookie will be available on Chick-fil-A’s breakfast menu. It features two spicy stripes on a buttermilk cookie. The Deluxe Grilled Spicy Chicken Sandwich features grilled marinated chicken, topped with Colby-Jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, and a cilantro-lime sauce. While this is a new discovery for Phoenix Chick-fil-A customers, the sandwich has been tried at restaurants in Orlando, St. Louis, and Knoxville in recent months.
If you’re looking to feed 10 people – or a handful of extremely hungry people – the Spicy Deluxe Pack may be your new choice. This option allows people to create their own spicy grilled sandwiches and includes grilled fillets, cilantro-lime sauce, and multigrain brioche buns.
In addition to all the new spicy chickens, the chain is also testing a new Chocolate fondant brownie in some cities. The treat combines chunks of semisweet and milk chocolate for a chewy, melt-in-the-mouth dessert – you know, just in case your meal of a fried chicken sandwich wasn’t decadent enough already. The brownie made its debut at restaurants in the Bay Area, South Florida, and Richmond, Va., On Monday. It will be available at any time of the day during the testing period.
Meanwhile, Chick-fil-A will continue to test Spicy Chick-n-Strips at locations in Philadelphia, Central Texas, and South Texas.
If the new menu options are popular in test markets, Chick-fil-A said it will add them to its menus nationwide. So, uh, if you like spicy food, call your friends in Arizona and make sure they don’t mess it up.