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, I'm Stuart, nice to meet you!  I'm the founder, writer and wrangler at Gastronomic SLC; I'm also a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune.  I've worked extensively with multiple local publications from Visit Salt Lake to Salt Lake Magazine, not least helped to consult on national TV shows. I'm a multiple-award winning journalist and have covered the Utah dining scene for the better part of fifteen years.   I'm largely fueled by a critical obsession with rice, alliteration and the use of big words I don't understand.   I've also got a secret obsession with fast food too - and that's where Menu And Price comes in...