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Chick-fil-A to roll spicy chicken, test breakfast

ATLANTA Chick-fil-A said this week it would introduce a spicy fried chicken sandwich next year and continue testing breakfast items, including yogurt parfaits.

According to a company spokesperson Nicole Mooneyhan, Chick-fil-A has internally announced that after extensive testing the chain would debut the new chicken sandwich in August 2010. It will be served in the style of the classic pressure-fried chicken sandwich with a soft bun and two pickles, and the chicken will be marinated with hot pepper.

Some stores will be redesigned to accommodate a fryer dedicated exclusively to the spicy chicken, Mooneyhan said during a visit with Nation’s Restaurant News.

In addition, breakfast items currently under test in Austin, Texas and Indianapolis, include Oreo and granola yogurt parfaits with and without strawberries.

“Breakfast is our next big thing,” Mooneyhan said.

Also in test is a new kids’ menu with chicken minis, two sides, juice or milk.

Apeach hand-spun milkshake, the latest limited-time offer in stand-alone and mall outlets storewide, “outperformed all other” shakes, she said, including the previous number-one seller, Cookies & Cream. The drinkable dessert is scheduled to be available through August 22 for $2.49 for a 14-ounce cup and $2.89 for a 20-ounce cup.

Chick-fil-A has about 1,450 stores.

Contact Pamela Parseghian at [email protected].

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