I am a huge fan of Chick-fil-A’s newest product being tested right now in 26 Philadelphia, PA, locations: their sweet potato waffle fries. I’m probably biased since I’m already a huge fan of sweet potatoe fries, but theirs is simply delicious; crisp, sweet and flavorful, in the well-loved waffle shape. But don’t take my word on it. Another blog, The Franchise Hound, had this to say:
“The fries are crispy and have a mild sweet flavor that complements the chicken sandwich quite well. While they’re still a fried food they pack some mean Vitamin A, C and B6, so you don’t have to feel quite so guilty about munching on them!”
What about Calories and Price?
Chick-fil-A’s sweet potato fries are 220 calories for a medium serving (some of that is from the olive oil). There’s also a slight price increase ($1) for this version of their fries.
William F. “Woody” Faulk, Chick-fil-A president of brand strategy and design, who is responsible for the chain’s menu strategy, says,
“Even with the sustained success of our new menu additions in 2010 and early 2011, including the Spicy Chicken Sandwich, customers have continued to request increased menu diversity. Sweet potato fries have been one of the most popular requests we have received from customers, so we are pleased to offer this new and exciting product. If the test proves successful, we could be the first quick service chain to introduce sweet potato fries nationally.”
(Thanks to Franchise Hound blog for the above quote.)
Rumor has it that Wendys is also interested in offering sweet potato fries and testing this same product in certain areas, although Chick-fil-A will more than likely beat them to the punch.
The Fun Will End Soon
Alas, this limited-time offer ends on August 31st. I’m really hoping Chick-fil-A decides to extend it to all of their resteraunts nationwide and make it a permanent choice on the menu. (Shoutout to the ACJ Blog who published a great post (and there’s great comments) all about Chick-fil-A’s newest fried sweeties.
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