KFC Is Making New Chicken and Donuts and We Are Not Opposed

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Courtesy of KFC
Courtesy of KFC

We've all seen the holy matrimony of chicken and waffles, but what about chicken and donuts? KFC is introducing a twist on the classic southern staple by swapping out syrupy waffles for none other than glazed donuts.

That all-new, sweet and savory menu item is currently being tested at the chicken chain's locations in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Norfolk/Richmond, Virginia, a spokesperson told Thrillist. Diners can either opt for a Fried Chicken & Donut Basketmeal, with a choice of tenders or bone-in chicken, or choose a more compact meal in the form of a Fried Chicken & Donuts Sandwich. That's right, a crispy chicken filet sandwiched between two glazed donuts is no longer just carnival food -- and we're lowkey stoked about it.

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Courtesy of KFC

The basket of chicken and donuts clocks in at $5.49, but you can also order a big basketmeal, which comes with two donuts, for $7.49 (though if you want this option, maybe it'd be a better deal to get the sandwich, which comes with two donuts). The sandwich will retail at $5.99.

If for some reason you find yourself at KFC and don't want any chicken, donuts can be added to any meal for a buck apiece. 

We're a little bit salty this sweet-and-savory combination has yet to launch nationwide, but I guess we can always assemble our own impromptu KFC donut sandwich with some Krispy Kreme originals, an order of KFC tenders, and some grit. I mean, Popeyes is already making us bring our own buns, right?

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Kat Thompson is a staff writer at Thrillist. Follow her on Twitter @katthompsonn