City’s KFC fans could soon see the return of controversial menu item

KFC is hinting at the return of the Double Down Burger to its menu

Fried chicken lovers visiting one of Canterbury’s two KFC restaurants could soon see the return of a controversial menu item.

The chain has been dropping hints that it is restoring the Double Down Burger to the menu.

And customers to its St George’s Street and Sturry Road restaurants could be eating it as early as next week.

The Double Down Burger comes without bun and instead consists of two deep fried chicken breasts with cheese, bacon and a secret sauce as the filling.

But when it was first introduced a year ago, it sparked controversy and poor reviews.

The Double Down Burger has had its detractors

Fans complained that without the bun the burger was messy and difficult to eat.

Others protested that it fell apart to easily.

One diner said: “I’m seriously disappointed by the KFC Double Down.

“It easily falls apart, barely any filling and no sides included in the meal. Give me gravy.”

In spite of the poor reviews, KFC has been dropping hints via Twitter that the burger could be about to make a return.

In one tweet it said: “The messiest food is always the best food. Are you ready for round two?”

In another it mentioned the words “double down” and gave Monday’s date – July 2.

The burger is among the least calorific in the fast food market with 560 calories, 26.5g of fat and 1,660mg of sodium.

It does, however, have a higher salt content than other fast food burgers.

KFC also has restaurants in Sittingbourne, off the Old Thanet Way at Chestfield, at Westwood Cross near Broadstairs and three in Ashford.


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