KFC, which in recent years has focused on marketing stunts like fried chicken bath bombs and gravy cocktails, is testing out a new menu item that you might actually want to eat: fried chicken and waffles. Brunch, meet bucket.
Customers can partake in what hipsters have been happily gobbling up at brunches across the country for years when they order Belgium liege-style waffles and fried chicken at the chain's restaurants in Asheville, Greenville, and Charlotte, North Carolina.
The test item will be served from June 18 through July 29, giving KFC enough time to gauge whether or not to expand its fried chicken and waffle paradigm elsewhere. KFC's top marketing brass thinks this is a smart move, largely because chicken and waffles are a very agreeable pairing. Apparently, the market research is sound: