1. KFC's Doublicious
The build: Fried chicken fillet breaded in Colonel's Original recipe, plus Monterey Jack cheese, bacon, and "delicious sauce," on a Hawaiian bun
Wait time: 6 min 23 sec
Tasting notes: No one orders the Doublicious at KFC. I know this because, when I went through the drive-thru and asked for it, the guy paused, asked me if I really just said "Doublicious," then paused again to talk to someone, and told me it would be a five-minute wait. "Do you still want it?" he asked, feeling quite confident I'd opt for something they’d actually sold before. But I had a job to do, so I said, "I do," and finally just went inside so I wouldn't hold up the drive-thru line, because I am a gentleman.
When it arrived, I was underwhelmed. It was about 75% of the size of most of the other sandwiches I'd had. And on top of all of that, I forced myself to take the bacon off the sandwich, because, I reasoned, it wasn't fair to the others to have that bonus-meat advantage. And yet, it didn't matter. That Original recipe spicing worked magically with the sauce (mayo?), and the Monterey Jack had just the right amount of tang to be able to pair with the chicken, rather than throw a wet, cheesy blanket over it. The Hawaiian-style bun was delicious, and something I'd maybe eat on its own, and it gave the whole thing this savory-sweet element that none of the other sandwiches had. I implore you to get it, friends, even if you have to wait five minutes.
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