The Southern Legends range includes the Texas Ranch, Alabama Cheese, Nashville Hot enemy Jack burgers, and they’ll be touring the nation from August 14.
Not only that, a series of live music gigs are also being launched alongside the burgers offering chicken fanatics authentic tastes and sounds of the American South.
The Texas Ranch is an indulgent BBQ burger, with Original Recipe chicken, melted Monterey Jack Cheese, a crispy hash brown and classic Ranch sauce in a lightly toasted brioche bun, while the Alabama Cheese has succulent Original Recipe chicken sandwiched between two slices of cheese and topped with sliced gherkins, a classic combination of ketchup and mustard and is served in a lightly toasted brioche bun.
The Nashville Hot burger is ‘the hot one’. It has Original Recipe chicken with sweet and smoky Nashville Hot Sauce, topped with sweet gherkins and a cooling ranch sauce sandwiched in a gridled burger bun.
Finally the Tennessee Jack burger is Original Recipe chicken, melted Montery Jack cheese, crispy bacon and finished with Tennessee Jack bourbon BBQ sauce and packed into a special gridled burger bun.
Loyal chicken fans can apply for tickets to a live gig from one of four Southern US-based artists, where they can enjoy a free burger from the Southern Legends range, fries and a drink.
Expect a mix of piano funk, soul and rock & roll, (plus plenty of the Kentucky Fried good stuff) at eight different KFC locations across the UK, each of which will be transformed into a live music venue for one night only.
Each of the Southern Legend burgers are priced from £3.99 – or from £4.99 with fries and a drink. They’re made with signature KFC Original Recipe chicken, plus a range of authentic ingredients inspired by the flavours of the South.
Jack Hinchliffe, Innovation Director at KFC UK & Ireland, said of the Southern Legends tour: “We’re really looking forward to giving our fans an authentic experience of the South. We’re incredibly proud of our Southern heritage, but it’s what’s happening right now in the Southern States that is so exciting.
“The bands that are coming out of Tennessee, Alabama and Texas are some of the most exciting, talented and relevant musicians and the same goes for the food trends out there.
“These burgers were inspired by some of the big flavours that are blowing right now in the South with a classic KFC twist. The bands we’ve partnered with are the perfect complement to the Southern Legends burgers – I can’t think of a better way to enjoy the Texas Ranch burger than at a Dr Joe gig inside a KFC.”
For those who want to be one of the first to get their hands on the Southern Legends, keep an eye on the KFC UK Facebook page to find a gig near you.
The huge pastry treat, which weighs almost half a kilogram (455g), is twice as long and four times as heavy as many of its competitors.
Morrisons will serve the new sausage rolls, baked in-house, on special trays to hold their weight, rather than the usual paper bags.
The snacks are made using seasoned pork meat, wrapped in a crisp, golden flaky pastry, and will be freshly made at the supermarket’s on-site Market Street bakers.