Will you try Chick-fil-A’s new spicy sandwich?

Over the years, many customers have asked Chick-fil-A to spice up its menu.

Well, the Atlanta-based chain is finally going to do it. AJC reporter Joe Guy Collier writes that it will roll out a new spicy fried chicken sandwich next year.

Will you try it? Do you think it’s a good move? Or do you think Chick-fil-A is messing with a good thing?

Chick-fil-A had been wary of adding another fried chicken sandwich to its menu, even though competitors like Wendy’s and Burger King have put spicy chicken offerings in their line-ups, Collier writes.

Given the competition, do you think Chick-fil-A is too late to the party?

Will the new sandwich just take sales from the existing offerings? Or will it add to the total?

76 comments Add your comment

Sting 'em Buzz

July 31st, 2009
1:39 pm

I will try it. I love spicy Chicken.

BankerDawg

July 31st, 2009
1:52 pm

Chick-fil-A can do no wrong when it comes to chicken sandwiches.

I will be ordering them by the truck load when they arrive. I trust them with my chicken sandwich life.

Andy in Blairsville

July 31st, 2009
2:13 pm

After my brother and I attended the same function a few years back that the Cathy sons happened to be at and seeing how they handled themselves we vowed never to eat at Chick-fil-A again and we haven’t.

So I guess that answers your question.

Kevin M

July 31st, 2009
2:17 pm

Not interested at all in the spicy chicken….I have enough choices there.

The Voice of Reason

July 31st, 2009
2:31 pm

How someone handles themselves has nothing to do with how a sandwich might taste. I trust Chic-Fil-A with all their products and always look forward to the next visit. These people can do no wrong in food. I have enjoyed everthing I have ever tried on their menu as has many members of my family. While I don’t go as often as I want to, I think the company and Truett Cathy stand for everything good!

Cottmj

July 31st, 2009
2:33 pm

I live in California and I have tried it. It is pretty good, but the original is the best!

Eric Payne

July 31st, 2009
2:40 pm

Try it? Hell, I’ll probably live on it. I love spicy chicken sandwiches, and I love Chic-Fil-A, but there traditional chicken sandwich has always been a long-term bore… but a spicy sandwich, coupled with one of their milk shakes, and I just might move in!

Kendall

July 31st, 2009
2:44 pm

Wonderful people/Great Food-I’m sure the sandwhich will never
be able to match the original. But who knows? Let’s give it a try

The Chicken Man

July 31st, 2009
2:45 pm

I still for the life of me, don’t understand why, WHY, didn’t Chick-fil-A use it’s home base of Atlanta as a test market for the spicy sandwich. Or they could have just asked me. I already love it and I haven’t even had one.

I Use My Turn Signal

July 31st, 2009
2:48 pm

If it starts attracting a bunch of THUG clientele like KFC and Popeye’s have done with their additions of spicy menu offerings, it could hurt Chick-fil-a’s business.

I would not want that to happen.

Val

July 31st, 2009
3:00 pm

I will ask someone first

andrew

July 31st, 2009
3:03 pm

I AM SO PUMPED FOR THE SPICY CHIK-FILA SANDWHICH. OH MY GOD!!!!!!

What an Ididot?

July 31st, 2009
3:04 pm

What does Spicey Chicken and Thugs have to do with each other. You are stupid What and idiot.

Becky

July 31st, 2009
3:05 pm

Of course I’ll try it..Love Chick-fil-A…Have never had bad service there, nor have I ever had an order that was messed up..

Jeffer

July 31st, 2009
3:32 pm

Wendy’s has a very good spicy chicken sandwich. Of course, it carries enough grease to make a cardiologist break into tears. It’s very crunchy unlike the Chick Fil-A that has a mushy softer texture. Makes me wonder if the spicy sandwich will be crispy or have the same texture of the current Chick Fil-A?

R-Dog

July 31st, 2009
3:32 pm

They have the Spicy Chicken sandwich here in Jacksonville and it is by far the best offering on the menu (get it grilled not fried). Even thugs and crackers like ‘em.

BG

July 31st, 2009
3:33 pm

I will try it!!

Chicken farmer

July 31st, 2009
3:34 pm

It just so happens that a lot of folks don’t care to dine with the thug element and that goes for any restaurant, not only Chick-fil-a. I like Wendy’s somewhat spicy chicken sandwich and hope that Chick-fil-a is a touch more spicy than Wendy’s.

Karen

July 31st, 2009
3:36 pm

I’m a combo #2 girl, but my husband will be thrilled about this news!! Love CFA!!

MerryMary

July 31st, 2009
3:37 pm

If you want go-o-o-o-o-d spicy chicken, go to Bo Jangle’s…you don’t have to wait for Chic-fil-a to catch up.

Dos Prompt

July 31st, 2009
3:49 pm

Incredible…Free advertising for Chick Fil A Try reporting some news instead of this shameless plug….What did they give you for this? A lifetime supply of waffle fries?

20th century man

July 31st, 2009
3:50 pm

Why is it the only time I crave Chic Fil A is on a Sunday?

REX FERAL

July 31st, 2009
3:52 pm

If Chic Fil A makes it, I will eat it.

Greg

July 31st, 2009
3:53 pm

I thought this Try it link was to a coupon you could print and try one for free with a purchase. Instead it’s some stupid blog. Now I won’t try it.

Harry

July 31st, 2009
3:54 pm

Wendys still owns the crown for spicy sandwiches

Drew

July 31st, 2009
3:54 pm

Finally!! I love Chic-Fil-A and wished they would have a spicy chicken sandwich for long time. It can only help and probably bring in more customers.

Drew

July 31st, 2009
3:58 pm

However, I’m peeved they didn’t use their hometown as test market. Ya gotta treat those right that brought you to where you are today.

Ice Ice Baby

July 31st, 2009
3:58 pm

THUGS & CHICKEN – OMG!

I’ll stick to the ORIGINAL CHICKEN & LEMONADE…..WHAT A COMBINATION…ok now I want some – GEESH!!!! HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND ALL :)

mike

July 31st, 2009
4:07 pm

Henry,

Your esteemed colleague Mark Bradley banned the word “thug” from his sports blogs due to the obvious racist connotation that it portrays. You should consider the same.

Jeff

July 31st, 2009
4:10 pm

I will stay away from Chick “would you like a side of jesus with your sandwich” fil A. I prefer restaurants that don’t force religion on their customers and I also like to eat out on Sundays. Hey Truett Cathy and family: religion has no place in food service.

Tyrone Biggums

July 31st, 2009
4:13 pm

Spicy > Original

Sting 'em Buzz

July 31st, 2009
4:20 pm

Having the restaurant closed on Sundays is forcing religion on the customers? That’s one Whopper of a stretch.

Foodie

July 31st, 2009
4:26 pm

Oh YUM. I’m so all over a Chick-fil-a spicy chicken sandwich! BRING IT ON, Y’ALL!

Atheist with Manners

July 31st, 2009
4:29 pm

Jeff,

Please kill yourself and be molested by The Horned One for all eternity.

You seem like a real jerk who has no respect for others, and I would prefer to not patronize any establishment that has the “endorsement” of a classless buffoon such as you.

I hope you and your boyfriend enjoy McDonald’s, Jeff !

Foodie

July 31st, 2009
4:29 pm

Jeff – Your narrow-minded protest of a fast food restaurant for YOUR religious issues is ridiculous. LOTS of businesses are closed on Sunday. Ever heard of Hobby Lobby? Both of these companies–and others–are doing just fine without you. Keep on keepin’ on. I’ll gladly patronize these businesses Monday through Saturday.

Foodie

July 31st, 2009
4:30 pm

Same goes for you, Andy in Blairsville. Your logic and completely incomplete statement is confounding.

Jose

July 31st, 2009
4:31 pm

Last time I went picked up at the drive thru there was not a New Testament planted in my combo meal. The man does not force religion on anyone. However, he is vocal about his personal beliefs. If you don’t care for the man, go to another fast food chain.

Zoe

July 31st, 2009
4:38 pm

I will try it!! I love spicy !

God of the spicy chickens

July 31st, 2009
4:39 pm

I like the fact that they are closed on Sundays. It is a good time to be away from work and with freind and family. I don’t think they require thier employees to attend church on Sunday.

Jack

July 31st, 2009
4:44 pm

Yes,it’s worth a try.

McClain142

July 31st, 2009
5:02 pm

I am SUPER excited about this! I only have one complaint: Why not test this in the Atlanta area? Where’s the love, Truett?

JoeGa

July 31st, 2009
5:12 pm

hell yeah! One more foot in the grave!

JoeGa

July 31st, 2009
5:14 pm

and Jeff, you’re a dumba%^

HERBIE

July 31st, 2009
6:09 pm

Just remember folks God created the earth in 6 days and left the seventh day to be holy and to rest

HERBIE

July 31st, 2009
6:10 pm

And Jeff you must be out of touch with god, you should get back intouch with him at your church of worship.

reggie hughey

July 31st, 2009
6:12 pm

I DON’T LIKE NEEDLES, BUT I’LL TAKE MY SPICE CHICK-FIL-A INTRAVEINOUSLY!!!!!!

Here We Go

July 31st, 2009
6:13 pm

Chicken Farmer; If by thugs you are talking about some color other than yours; don’t you know that thugs eat chicken too? There is no restaurant or fast food place that thugs don’t patronize, but I must tell you, sometimes they wear suits, but they look like you! Yes, I can’t wait for the spicy Chic-fil-A sandwich, because they can’t go wrong.

Bubba

July 31st, 2009
7:32 pm

Years ago their chicken was a bit spicer and had black pepper. Then they eased up on the spices and pepper, but they are still good. I hope the new spicy is just going back to the original.

BJ

July 31st, 2009
7:36 pm

Back in the good ole days- everything was closed on Sunday.
less crime, more family time.

BJ

July 31st, 2009
7:38 pm

I remember the Good Ole Days when everything was closed on Sunday.
there was less crime and family time.