Chick-fil-A’s new sandwich marries barbecue, bacon and brown sugar in a bun

12:02 p.m Monday, May 15, 2017 Atlanta Food & Drink
The Smokehouse BBQ Bacon Sandwich is Chick-fil-A’s first seasonal entrée. 

Chick-fil-A is offering its loyal customers the savory tastes of a backyard barbecue with two new summer menu items.

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The Atlanta-based fast food chain introduced its new Smokehouse BBQ Bacon Sandwich and Watermelon Mint Lemonade Monday. The summer sandwich and beverage will be rolled out at all metro Atlanta Chick-fil-A locations today through Aug. 19.

The barbecue sandwich serves up Chick-fil-A’s signature grilled chicken with bacon glazed in a brown sugar pepper blend, with Colby-Jack cheese all on a Hawaiian style bun and topped off with a zesty Smokehouse BBQ Sauce. The 500-calorie sandwich will cost you $5.59 before tax.

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The new minty beverage, which Chick-fil-A suggests to be paired with the Smokehouse BBQ Bacon Sandwich, adds watermelon and mint flavors to the chain’s beloved fresh-squeezed lemonade at a mere 200 calories. Priced at $1.85 for a small, the drink can also be enjoyed as a diet lemonade.

Chick-fil-A backs its new seasonal sandwich up with science, reporting more than 95 percent of U.S. consumers like barbecue.

“We know our customers love the flavors of our grilled menu, and we are excited to offer two items this season that will give them something new to try,” David Farmer, Chick-fil-A vice president of menu strategy and development, said in a press release.

Smokehouse BBQ Bacon Sandwich “was incredibly popular in test markets. I hope our customers are as excited as I am to get this kind of high quality sandwich at the drive-thru,” Farmer said. “We hope customers will enjoy the new ingredients and flavor combinations in our Smokehouse BBQ Bacon Sandwich and Watermelon Mint Lemonade all summer long.”

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