The Crispy Chicken Sandwich Wars continue and now TACO BELL has entered the arena? YES. Is it a sandwich? A taco? Also yes.
Right now it’s only available in test cities: Nashville, TN and Charlotte, NC. It rolled out in those cities’ Taco Bell stores on March 11.
Is it a sandwich or a taco? You decide. Try our new Crispy Chicken Sandwich Taco in regular or spicy. Testing at select locations in Nashville, TN & Charlotte, NC starting March 11. pic.twitter.com/7SaC628a40
— Taco Bell (@tacobell) February 23, 2021
Most competitors are doing a regular or spicy bread chicken breast with a couple pickle chips on a bun. Taco Bell’s features some jalapeños for a kick and it comes with “puffy bread” in place of a traditional tortilla. I think it kinda looks like a sandwich that’s missing a bun and someone’s just trying their best. Maybe it’s better for people counting their carbs?
Folks in Nashville and Charlotte have already taken to social media to offer up their reviews and so far, they’re good things.
— 2¢chick (@2centchicks) March 11, 2021
The new .@tacobell Crispy Chicken Sandwich Taco is delicious. I’m glad Nashville is a test city for it. The sauce and the jalapeños (in place of pickles) was perfect together. I was definitely skeptical, but ended up loving it. #tacobell #crispychickensandwich pic.twitter.com/O7NK39S0Q8
— Jake Pearson (@JakeLX) March 13, 2021
Alright, #zeitgang as a Nashville resident I feel it's my duty to inform you that the new @tacobell chicken sandwich taco is possibly the best thing on their menu. #TDZ@jack_obrien @milesofgray @annahossnieh @dj_danl @DailyZeitgeist pic.twitter.com/hg0ChVSOeZ
— CIA Brain Bugs (@CIAbrainbugs) March 13, 2021
No word yet on when they will go out to the rest of the country, but according to Business Insider, they’ll be $2.49, which is just a little cheaper than the sandwiches you can get from the other chains. And apparently there will be more to come. A spokesperson said,
“Taco Bell fans everywhere will be excited to know this isn’t our only crispy chicken innovation arriving in 2021.”