Chick-fil-A and Popeyes will soon face another competitor in the battle for the best chicken sandwich.
McDonald’s told investors on Monday that it will release its Crispy Chicken Sandwich early next year in the United States.
Shares of McDonald’s rose less than 1% in morning trading after the company’s third-quarter earnings and revenue topped analyst estimates. The company also released an investor update, predicting systemwide sales growth in the mid-single digits in 2021 and 2022 and sharing more about its strategy for boosting sales.
The fast-food giant began testing the sandwich in Houston and Knoxville, Tennessee nearly a year ago. The sandwich features a fried chicken filet served on a buttery potato roll, topped with butter and pickles. A deluxe version also includes tomatoes, lettuce and mayo.
McDonald’s franchisees asked for a Southern-style chicken sandwich as Chick-fil-A’s…