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This Popular Burger Chain Just Added a Bold, New Sandwich

The new menu item is the first of it's kind in the U.S.

If you're craving a fast-food chicken sandwich, two obvious options come to mind. Popeyes set the country ablaze last year when it started perhaps the greatest chicken sandwich war of all time against Chick-fil-A. Now, another chain has joined the food fight—sort of.

Jack in the Box just announced the addition of the plant-based Jack's Unchicken and Jack's Spicy Unchicken Sandwiches to its menu! The sandwiches come with fixings you know and love: lettuce, tomato, and mayo. Both options are available at select locations in California and Nevada through Dec. 12—or while supplies last. Specifically, they'll be on sale in Monterey, Salinas, and Reno.

The alternative protein, made in partnership with Tyson Foods' Raised & Rooted brand, combines pea protein isolate with Jack in the Box's traditional crispy breading. The fast food chain has touted its new menu item as "the first plant-based chicken sandwich at retail in the U.S." KFC earlier debuted Beyond Fried Chicken, which it dubbed "the first plant-based protein to be offered at a national chicken chain in the U.S." (Jack in the Box isn't affected, but here are 9 Restaurant Chains That Closed Hundreds of Locations This Summer.)

"We are excited to meet the growing demand for meatless alternatives with our new Unchicken Sandwiches providing indulgent taste, crispy crunch, and savory flavor in a new plant-based option," the chain's chief product officer Jennifer Kennedy said in a news release.

Customers may order the solo or in a combo meal for only $6.99, according to Forbes. If the Unchicken Sandwich and the Spicy Unchicken Sandwich are anything like Jack in the Box's original options, they will make our list of the 27 Fast-Food Chicken Sandwiches—Ranked! (Wondering which one is the unhealthiest? Here's The Fast-Food Chicken Sandwich You Should Never Order.)

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Amanda McDonald
Amanda has a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a bachelor's degree in digital journalism from Loyola University Chicago. Read more about Amanda
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