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McDonald's Chicken Sandwich Takes Flight Among New Offerings By National Chains

McDonald's Chicken Sandwich Takes Flight Among New Offerings By National Chains

Many restaurant chains aren't wasting time in kicking off 2021 on a strong note. Here is a summary of some new initiatives that will become available to you in the coming weeks, if not sooner.

McDonald's Chicken Sandwich: Perhaps the most notable new menu launch in 2021 will be McDonald's Corporation's (NYSE: MCD) chicken sandwich. The global fast-food chain has struggled to remain competitive in the chicken category against rivals Popeyes and Chick-fil-A.

On Monday, McDonald's confirmed what is in store: On Feb. 24, the chain will launch three versions of its new chicken sandwich: crispy, spicy and "Deluxe," which is served with Roma tomatoes, shredded lettuce and mayonnaise.

Chipotle's Cilantro-Lime Cauliflower Rice: Casual fast food chain Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) is launching a new plant-based Cilantro-Lime Cauliflower Rice dish nationwide. The new product follows a successful test run in Denver and Wisconsin and is now available across the U.S. and Canada for a limited time.

Related Link: Papa John's CEO Hypes Up Stuffed Crust Pizza: 'Biggest Initiative' Ever

Pizza Hut's Stuffed Crust: Stuffed crust lovers will be excited to know that Pizza Hut is launching a "Nothing But Stuffed Crust" item. It is available at just two locations in Los Angeles and another two in Dallas/Fort Worth. Select customers can order the stuffed crust pizza minus the pizza as of Tuesday.

Applebee's Drive-Thru: An Applebee's location in Texas will be the first to offer a drive-thru pickup window in the U.S. Orders must be placed in advance through the mobile app or online and the customer is given an estimated pick-up time.

The new McDonald's chicken sandwich. Courtesy photo. 


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