The fried chicken insanity sweeping through the fast food world just took a cheesy turn. KFC, which was weirdly mum during the Popeyes vs. Chick-fil-A debate this week, announced on Thursday it's adding a melty twist to its classic Famous Bowl by swapping out the gravy-filled whipped potatoes with mac and cheese.
The newly crafted bowl uses the Colonel's mac and cheese as a base, then tops the gooey side with crunchy popcorn chicken and a shredded, three-cheese blend. You can order the original, or kick things up a bit with spicy, Nashville hot sauce-coated popcorn chicken.
"Mac and Cheese has a cult-like following, and bowl food is a trend that isn’t going away anytime soon,” Andrea Zahumensky, KFC's U.S. CMO, said in a press release. “So, it made perfect sense to call up a favorite side dish to the big leagues, in a way that only we could, with Mac and Cheese Bowls.”
The cheesy bowl is part of KFC's $5 fill-up line and was announced in partnership with Ellen Degeneres' favorite food critic, Kalen Allen.