In April of this year, KFC debuted its ‘ Kentucky Grilled Chicken,’ a departure from its standard extra crispy (read: deep-fried) fare. Now, the chain seems to have pulled a complete 180, introducing the ‘Double Down,’ a fried chicken sandwich with cheese, bacon and Colonel’s sauce. Except here’s the kicker: There’s no bread. The chicken fillets do the job.
The sandwich is apparently being tested in two American markets: Providence, R.I. and Omaha, Neb.
The ‘Double Down’ sandwich is $4.99.
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The Vancouver Sun has done an independent calorie analysis for the “Double Down” and has concluded the “sandwich” likely has 1228 calories.
But if our figures hold true, and KFC won’t confirm they don’t, the Double Down is more caloriffic than the Wendy’s Triple with Everything and Cheese (1700 mg sodium, 960 calories, 26 gms of fat), the Burger King Stacker Quad (1770 sodium, 1020 calories, 69 gms of fat), and compares closely to the fat, salt and calorie totals of three McDonalds Big Macs put together (3060 sodium, 1620 calories, 87 gms fat).