Several fast food chains, including Wendy’s and McDonald’s, are exploring new ways to boost sales and drive foot traffic.
And Chick-fil-A wants in on the expansion action. The popular Atlanta-based restaurant is also testing new menu offerings — and they look pretty awesome.
“Only a few select locations around the country are offering these test items,” writes Isai Rocha for Foodbeast.
“Chick-fil-A Upland store owner Ed Hawkins said all the stores in the Inland Empire will be offering the new breakfast options and will push the items within the next three months,” Rocha adds.
Hawkins said the company would keep track of how well the new products perform.
“We’ll report that information to Chick-fil-A [Corporate], Chick-fil-A will evaluate it and let us know whether or not it’s going to move forward,” he said.
Foodbeast’s Peter Pham and Rocha tested — and critiqued — the new menu items. Here’s what they had to say:
Chick-fil-A Maple Waffle:
The first thing we had our eyes on was the waffle. When you grow up in Calif., Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles is a pretty big deal. I remember the day I found out that chicken and waffles could be found not only in the same building, but on the very same plate. It absolutely blew my mind!
This was Pete’s personal favorite item of the bunch and he said it was as if a “waffle and a donut had a baby.”
It’s hard finding a good waffle without having to check into a sit-down restaurant, so the fact that they came individually wrapped was a plus. The small portion size, however, was a little disappointing.
Chick-fil-A Cinnamon Biscuit Roll
The cinnamon roll is looking to replace the current cinnamon cluster on the menu. I’ve only had the cluster once, but other than general aesthetics, didn’t notice any significant difference in flavor between the roll and the cluster.
Bacon Egg and Cheese Bagel
I’ve always hated the Chick-fil-A multi-grain bagel and everything it stands for, so trying out the sandwich with a regular bagel was a pleasant change. Although it might not be as healthy as the multi-grain bagel, it definitely tasted a lot better.
Click here to see what else Foodbeast had to say about the new Chick-fil-A menu items.
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