KANSAS CITY — Step aside, Batman and Robin. There’s a new dynamic duo in town, and it’s not a superhero and his sidekick. It’s a pair of proteins. Chicken and bacon comprise the culinary couple appearing everywhere on menus.

The two team up in Corner Bakery Café’s new Chicken Bacon Avocado Club Sandwich, which features all natural chicken, smoked bacon, avocado, tomato slices, lettuce, mayonnaise and cheddar and Swiss cheese slices on whole grain harvest bread.

Chicken and bacon band together again in White Castle’s new Bacon & Smoked Cheddar Chicken Slider, which features either crispy fried chicken or savory grilled chicken topped with smoky cheddar cheese and hickory-smoked bacon.

The proteins also partner in Pie Five’s new Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza. The pie features a homestyle ranch dressing base topped with mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, chicken, bacon, grape tomatoes and parsley topped with a drizzle of ranch dressing.

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