You might occasionally read about McDonald’s chocolate-covered fries, Burger King’s Whopperito and all manner of other curious fast food inventions, only to be left disappointed when you discover that they’re not available in the UK.
If at any particular time you’re in the mood for fried chicken and one fillet isn’t enough for you, you may be in luck. For years and years, people from the UK have heard whispers about the legendary KFC Double Down making the journey across the pond, but nothing has come of it yet.
With the Double Down being available in many locations outside of the UK, be it in the US, South Korea, New Zealand, Australia and much more, I didn’t think any of us would ever see the day it finally touches down in this country. Twitter had been begging for ages and nothing had happened.
Let it never be said that protests don’t make a difference though because KFC today have finally announced that the Double Down will indeed be coming to the UK, and it’s launching in less than a week, next Monday to be precise.
If you’ve never heard of the Double Down then, frankly, where have you been?
In case you haven’t, though, it’s pretty much the idea behind a burger but without a bun and two pieces of chicken instead. The filling is made up of cheese, bacon and BBQ sauce.
KFC says they’re bringing it to the UK market after receiving hundreds of tweets and messages from British fans asking for the sandwich to be launched here. In a press release, KFC said: “there’s been so much excitement for the Double Down since it first launched to the US in 2010.”
“It’s sold out in every country that it’s been released in, so we’re anticipating it’ll be a sell-out success here in the UK. Fandom has gone wild over the past few years on social media, and we’ve even had reports of our customers taking things into their own hands by hacking the menu to create the sandwich.”
It seems like all good things come to those who wait and we can’t wait to try it when it finally hits our shores next week. It’ll set you back £4.79 ($6.35) for the Double Down on its own, or £5.79 ($7.67) with fries and a drink, which is pretty damn reasonable if you ask me.
There is some bad news about the Double Down’s introduction to the UK though, as it’s only going to be available for six weeks. Better get your KFC shoes on quick, although I imagine this is going to be so successful that the Double Down will be on the official menu in no time at all.
In the words of KFC “There’s nothing better than an Original Recipe fillet, so if you can’t beat it – double it!” All that’s missing now is a side of popcorn chicken instead of fries or maybe even chicken fries. I’m am tres, tres excited.