ATLANTA — After a successful launch of seasonal entrées like the Smokehouse BBQ Bacon Sandwich and the Grilled Spicy Deluxe Sandwich, Chick-fil-A has added some seasonal flair to a fan favorite, the Original Chicken Sandwich. The debut of the Honey Pepper Pimento Chicken Sandwich marks the company’s first-ever twist on the original sandwich.

"We wanted to create a standout sandwich that would deliver a unique spin for our guests, without losing the classic taste of the Original Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich,” said Stuart Tracy, chef and creator of the new seasonal sandwich. “The Honey Pepper Pimento Chicken Sandwich uses ingredients and flavors our guests have never experienced at Chick-fil-A before, balancing savory, sweet and spicy elements using the highest quality ingredients. With our custom-made pimento cheese and specially sourced jalapeños, we hope to deliver a new and exciting sandwich our guests will love."

The Honey Pepper Pimento Chicken Sandwich delivers a sweet and subtly spicy kick, featuring an original Chick-fil-A filet, topped with pimento cheese, pickled jalapeños and served on a toasted bun drizzled with honey.

Tracy explained how ingredients were hand selected to create the right balance of savory, melty, salty and sweet. The custom-made pimento cheese combines sharp cheddar cheese with green chilis and red pimentos, forming a savory, melty spread. As a never-before-used ingredient at Chick-fil-A, the jalapeños bring just enough heat to balance the sweet and salty flavors. Tracy added that the drizzle of honey adds a subtly sweet flavor to tie everything together.

Chick-fil-A experimented with nearly 30 different sandwich options over a year before landing on the Honey Pepper Pimento Chicken Sandwich. The sandwich withstood a successful market test in Asheville, NC, and upstate South Carolina, with customers rating it highly on taste and value.

The sandwich will be available nationwide — aside from Chick-fil-A’s Hawaii locations — beginning Aug. 28.