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.
KFC DOUBLE DOWN SET TO RETURN: http://t.co/sLLZX3lE9K alert your arteries!!!
— A Kwit Ow Ski (@ayteekay247) April 16, 2014
The Double Down sandwich, in case you were wondering, weighs in at 540 calories, and contains a full day’s worth of sodium.
— Mathew Katz (@MathewKatz) April 16, 2014
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.
Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @JoannaFantozzi