After the success Taco Bell had (and continues to have) with their Doritos Locos Tacos, the fast food industry has tried to feature various chip products in their menu items.
Naturally, that led to many Cheetos-related food items. In 2016, Taco Bell released the Cheetos Burrito in an attempt to replicate their Doritos success, and Burger King introduced the Mac ‘n Cheetos bites and Cheetos Chicken Fries. In 2017, Taco Bell gave a Cheetos Quesadilla a try, Chuck E. Cheese came out with the Cheetos Pizza, and Regal Cinemas even released Cheetos Popcorn for moviegoers.
Now, the Cheetos Sandwich is a thing, thanks to Kentucky Fried Chicken.
For those of you who didn't see the RT, @drabnebula managed to find that new KFC Cheetos sandwich everyone's been asking about and sent me these pix. Check my timeline for his original post which contains a thread with more details and review pic.twitter.com/HPSblCXkq7
— BILL OAKLEY (@thatbilloakley) February 1, 2019
KFC is testing out the Cheetos Sandwich at selection locations in North Carolina (Greensboro and Raleigh), Virginia (Richmond and Roanoke), and Georgia (Greenville).
(Also, it seems odd a place called Kentucky Fried Chicken wouldn’t test an item in, you know- Kentucky.)
Here’s how KFC describes the Cheetos Sandwich in their press release:
“Made by coating a juicy, hand-breaded Extra Crispy chicken filet with special Cheetos sauce and placing it on a toasted bun with mayo and a layer of crunchy Cheetos, the Cheetos Sandwich will give you a blast of craveable Cheetos in every bite.”
Richmond radio host Jack Lauterback of 103.7 Play already gave the Cheetos Sandwich a try, and concluded that it’s “not that bad.”
Honestly it’s not that bad. Crunchy, savory and with just a hint of shame. pic.twitter.com/C9kTsfpyWp
— Jack Lauterback (@jackgoesforth) January 30, 2019