McDonald’s testing new chicken sandwich in Knoxville, Houston


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Knoxville is one of two U.S. cities selected by McDonald’s to test a brand-new chicken sandwich.

McDonald’s announced Monday they are testing a new chicken sandwich in Knoxville and Houston, Texas as they look to keep pace with the growing influence of Chick-fil-a and Popeyes.

There are 30 McDonald’s locations within 50 miles of Knoxville. 29 confirmed that they would be serving the sandwich. The Maryville McDonald’s on Foothills Dr did not respond.

A McDonald’s spokesperson told CNBC that the test will run from Monday, Dec. 2 through Jan. 26.

Per CNBC’s report, the sandwich consists of a fried chicken filet on a potato roll with butter and pickles. A deluxe version of the sandwich is available with tomatoes, lettuce and mayo.

The sandwiches will use a new chicken filet not previously seen at McDonald’s, Business Insider says.

“Houston and Knoxville are getting a sneak peek, everyone else should stay tuned for what’s to come in 2020,” a McDonald’s spokesperson told Business Insider.

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