If you haven’t noticed, Chick-fil-A is killing the fast food game. The fried chicken giant is making more per restaurant than McDonald’s, Starbucks, and Subway combined—even though it’s closed on Sundays—and teens prefer it to every other fast food chain.
It would make sense, then, that competitors would try to capitalize on Chick-fil-A’s success.
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McDonald’s isn’t even hiding it: The company is testing a new Ultimate Chicken Sandwich, a “lightly breaded and seasoned all-white meat chicken topped with Sweet Dijon Sauce and pickles stacked on an artisan roll.”
Hmmmm. Sound familiar?
Your sauce isn’t fooling anyone, Mickey D’s. That description sounds almost exactly like Chick-fil-A’s classic entrée, right down to the pickles.
Right now, the copycat sandwich is only available in Washington. But that doesn’t mean it won’t make its way to other states soon enough.
If you’re not into sandwiches, the new Ultimate Chicken line also includes chicken tenders.
“We’re excited for our Seattle and Western Washington customers to be some of the first in the country to test the Ultimate Chicken Sandwich and Ultimate Chicken Tenders,” said Shari Nixon, McDonald’s Western Washington Co-Op President and franchise owner from Chehalis, Washington. “We look forward to hearing our customers’ response to our hot, made-to-order chicken offerings.”
True, the new menu addition might offend Chick-fil-A purists. But McDonald’s fanatics, fried chicken lovers who live far from a restaurant, and people who pass on the chain for ethical reasons will likely be overjoyed at this news.
As part of the new lineup, Washington customers will also be able to order Sweet N’ Spicy Honey BBQ Glazed Chicken Tenders for a limited time.