BIRMINGHAM, ALA. — Quick-service restaurant chain Chester’s Chicken is incorporating its most popular side dish in two new entrée options. The Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese Bowl and the Buffalo Mac Chicken Sandwich will be available nationwide at participating locations for a limited time.

Hopping on board the bowl trend, Chester’s Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese Bowl features two servings of mac & cheese topped with six chicken bites tossed with Chester’s signature buffalo sauce. The Buffalo Mac Chicken Sandwich, weighing in at around 14.5 oz, features Chester's fried chicken tossed in buffalo sauce, topped with a scoop of mac & cheese and a slice of white American cheese, all served on a brioche bun.

"We introduced our new mac & cheese recipe last fall, and it has quickly become our best-selling side," said Scott Richard, director of culinary innovation at Chester's Chicken. "As mac & cheese continues to trend as a favorite across quick-service restaurants throughout the country, we're giving our guests a taste of something special – combining our famous fried chicken and buffalo sauce with our award-winning mac & cheese into two delicious, indulgent entrée offerings."

Since launching last November, Mac & Cheese servings are up nearly 40% across all Chester's locations, the company said.

The new entrées are available now through Jan. 17, 2023.