A fan-favorite variant of Burger King’s Original Chicken Sandwich is officially back on the fast-food chain’s menu.
After seven long years away, the Italian Original Chicken Sandwich came back to Burger King’s list of product offerings last week. But like a lot of good things, the returning chicken sandwich will only be available for a limited time.
The Italian Original Chicken Sandwich is currently being offered at all Burger King locations nationwide as part of the restaurant’s popular “2 for $6” lineup, where it can be purchased alongside the Whopper sandwich, Impossible Whopper, Chicken Fries, or Big Fish sandwich.
Last seen on the menu in 2014, the Italian Original Chicken Sandwich features a lightly breaded white meat chicken patty served on a long sesame seed bun. But unlike the classic Original Chicken Sandwich that has mayonnaise and lettuce, the Italian-inspired treat is topped with marinara sauce and melted mozzarella cheese.
The Italian Original Chicken Sandwich debuted back in 1988 – nine years after the classic Original Chicken Sandwich was added to Burger King’s menu for the first time. The Italian Original Chicken Sandwich was introduced as part of the chain’s International Chicken Sandwiches line, which consisted of three sandwiches with different toppings that are associated with cuisine from various international regions.
In addition to the Italian Original Chicken Sandwich, the two other sandwiches from that line are the French Original Chicken Sandwich and the American Original Chicken Sandwich. The former is a Chicken Cordon Bleu sandwich with mayonnaise, ham, and Swiss cheese, while the latter has mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, and American cheese.
Aside from the Italian Original Chicken Sandwich and the classic Original Chicken Sandwich, Burger King’s other chicken sandwich offering is the Ch’King, a breaded chicken fillet on a potato bun served with pickles and a signature sauce.
Sources: ComicBook.com, People