In case you thought KFC couldn’t get more gluttonous (no disrespect!) than the gut-busting Double Down, a meat-filled concoction consisting of two fried chicken patties holding together a mixture of bacon, cheese and sauce, well — you’re in for a surprise.
KFC dropped their new Waffle Double Down this week, giving their own spin on chicken and waffles. Like the original Double Down, the sandwich “bread” consists of two fried chicken patties, but they’ve swapped out the bacon, cheese and sauce for a maple aioli-smothered Belgian waffle.
Are you canceling your brunch plans yet? Don’t be too quick — turns out they’re only releasing the new menu item in good ole Canada, which, honestly, we don’t get. Sure, they’re the home of maple syrup, but the United States is clearly home to the chicken-and-waffles combo.
“The Double Down is our most talked about and demanded menu item in Canada, so we wanted to do something special exclusively for Canadian fans,” said Samantha Redman, chief marketing officer of KFC Canada, in their press release.
But we don’t buy it. Maybe they’re afraid to compete with something we already get so perfectly. If they wanted to go purely Canadian, maybe they could have found a way to make fried chicken poutine. I mean, we would try it.
Anyway, unless you’re gonna hop a plane to Toronto this weekend, you’ll just have to find the traditional version of chicken and waffles at your local diner. There are worse fates that could befall you.