KFC Is Bringing Back a Fan Favorite for $5

This item hasn't been on the menu since 2019.

Courtesy of KFC
Courtesy of KFC

In 2019, KFC turned its side dish Mac & Cheese into a main course, adding fried popcorn chicken to the noodles. Now, the southern-style fast food joint is bringing the creamy bowls back, and you can get them for just $5. 

While the Mac & Cheese Bowls are not officially hitting menus until July 18, fans can get early access today. The exclusive offer is available in the KFC mobile app and KFC.com. The $5 favorite features the chain's decadent cheddar mac & cheese topped with popcorn chicken and a three-cheese blend. 

"Mac and Cheese has a [big] following, and bowl food is a trend that isn't going away anytime soon," KFC CMO Andrea Zahumensky said in 2019. "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." 

If you want to add more kick to the mix, the Spicy KFC Mac & Cheese Bowl features Colonel's spicy chicken smothered in Nashville hot sauce. 

To celebrate the return, KFC is queuing up free delivery on all online or in-app orders through July 24. 

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Megan Schaltegger is a Staff Writer on the News team at Thrillist.