KFC Bringing Back the Double Down


KFC is doubling down by bringing back America's most buzzed-about unhealthy fast food sandwich.

Hear that? It’s the sound of arteries re-hardening around the world. Kentucky Fried Chicken has unofficially announced that the Double Down is making a comeback. In case you don’t remember, the Double Down became famous when it was introduced in 2010 for its so-greasy-it’s-ridiculous sandwich of bacon and cheese stuffed between two pieces of fried chicken instead of bread. Hey, maybe it’ll be good for the Paleo-diet.                                 

The news was broken by USA Today, and although KFC has not yet come out with an official announcement, the KFC Twitter account re-tweeted the story, and has responded with a #itshappening hashtag. We’re guessing that’s as good a confirmation as any. KFC has not yet responded to our requests for comment, so no word yet on when the Double Down, which was only available for a limited time in 2010, will be back on the menu, or if it will be a more permanent fixture.

The Double Down sandwich, in case you were wondering, weighs in at 540 calories, and contains a full day’s worth of sodium.

The return of the Double Down would only be the latest publicity stunt pulled by KFC, which less than a week ago, announced that they would be selling KFC chicken corsages. 

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Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @JoannaFantozzi