KFC Mac ‘n’ Chilli Cheese Burger
KFC celebrates 4th July with a one day only exclusive burger
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This year KFC has given fans another reason to celebrate 4th July.
For one day only, the Mac ‘n’ Chilli Cheese Burger launches – a delicious combination of a fiery Zinger fillet with cheese, smothered in Nacho Jalapeño Sauce and Hot Salsa, along with an indulgent Mac ‘n’ Cheese parcel all housed in a delicious glazed bun.
The burger was created by Reece Harrison, aged 21, who won KFC’s very own innovation challenge. The national competition was open to all KFC employees, and staff members were asked to unleash their inner Heston to create the dream KFC product, and pitch it to a panel of judges.
The competition received hundreds of entries from across the country. The employees who submitted top five ideas were invited to develop and refine their creations in KFC’s Innovation Kitchen – but it was Reece’s winning combo that wowed KFC execs at Head Office.
The burger is available exclusively in KFC at The Galleries Retail Park, in the UK’s very own Washington, in Tyne & Wear. A portion of the sales will be donated to Add Hope, KFC’s charity initiative which supports vulnerable children across the UK.
Reece, who has worked at KFC for three years, commented: “When I came up with the idea I never thought I’d actually see my recipe go on sale in the restaurant. Growing up, I wanted to become a chef and have always been interested in cooking and experimenting with flavours. The inspiration for my burger came from my signature recipe – deep fried mac ‘n’ chilli cheese balls.”
Jack Hinchliffe, Innovation Director at KFC commented: “We are always on the lookout for new and exciting ideas at KFC, and were truly overwhelmed by the quality and creativity of the ideas from our Team Members.”
“Who better to come up with the next big thing than the people who make and serve our food day in, day out. They understand our customers and our menu better than anyone… I’m sure many of them have created a few imaginative menu hacks for their staff lunches too! We can’t wait to run the competition again in the future.”
Reece’s Mac ‘n’ Chilli Cheese Burger is available exclusively in KFC at The Galleries Retail Park in Washington, Tyne & Wear only on 4th July, costing £4.99.
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