KFC Sandwiches a Waffle & Fried Chicken for New 'Double Down'

We have so many questions, yet at the same time we understand completely.

By Ethan L. Johns
March 22, 2018

Image: KFC

You’ve heard of the KFC Double Down, no doubt because of its sheerly excessive qualities. Two pieces of fried chicken—sandwiching cheese, bacon and creamy sauce—make for a messy and fascinating meal. It has sparked countless sadistic imitations, most notably the foie gras Double Down from Montréal’s Joe Beef.

Yet KFC Canada’s newest creation is a beast of a sandwich that somehow just makes sense. It’s the Waffle Double Down, and it’s available beginning March 26th in the Great White North for a limited time.

According to KFC, Canadians are not only Double Down-obsessed, but they’ve been demanding chicken and waffles on the menu. So the company, in a stroke of genius, decided to turn their signature sandwich of excess into something that would please everybody. In this manwich, two pieces of fried chicken take the place of bread, while a Belgian waffle sits comfortably between them, soft and spongy, cushioning the heft of its crispy captors. The whole thing gets slathered with a maple aioli sauce, because this is Canada, after all.

The Waffle Double Down is definitely not the first variation on this artery-clogging beast; that title would belong to the Zinger Double Down—two pieces of chicken sandwiching a bacon cheeseburger.

Don’t live in Canada? Head to your local chicken and waffles joint and manipulate your meal into sandwich form. If you don’t have a local chicken and waffles joint (oddly specific, after all), you can craft an epic sandwich using out chicken and waffles recipe.

As excited about this as we may be, we’re still holding out for a chicken Double Down, which would be a piece of fried chicken, sandwiched by two pieces of chicken. Because why not.

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About Ethan L. Johns

Ethan is the Food News Writer at Genius Kitchen. An expert on the Parisian bistrot, he likes bitters and salted butters, and is no fan of dessert unless it's made with fruit. His hobbies include reading up on the history of borscht and attempting to roll perfect couscous by hand. Twits & Instagram @EthanLJohns