Is Taco Bell’s new Crispy Chicken a sandwich or taco?

Taco Bell's new Crispy Chicken

One major name absent from the Chicken Sandwich Wars – Taco Bell – and for obvious reasons right? The Mexican themed chain isn’t particularly known for its sandwiches after all. Well, that all changed this week when the massive brand announced their all new e Crispy Chicken Sandwich Taco; is it a taco, is it a sandwich, is it errrr, yeah it’s definitely a taco.

The new menu item will be available only in a couple of test markets for the time being, Nashville, Tennessee, and Charlotte, North Carolina, according to CNN. A bigger nationwide rollout should be coming later in the year though. so far news reports suggest the sandwich, sorry taco, will be priced at $2.49.

The new item will come with:

  • Buttermilk fried chicken coated in tortilla chips
  • Creamy chipotle saice
  • ‘puffy’ bread shaped like a taco

A spicy version will also be coming with jalapeños too! We’re expecting more too from Taco Bell, according to national press, the group revealed via press release that the Crispy Chicken Taco Sandwich “isn’t only crispy chicken innovation arriving in 2021.” Watch this space.

Image credit, Taco Bell.

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Hi there, I'm Stuart, nice to meet you. I'm a food writer of more than 15+ years experience writing about food and drink in all its forms, fine dining through the to the grocery store. I've also got a secret obsession with fast food too. You can find my writing at places like Gastronomic SLC, Visit Salt Lake, The Salt Lake Tribune, Utah Stories, Utah Now Online and many others.