My officemates have babbled about it with more than a tinge of awe in their voices. Some of my friends have uttered its name in hushed tones, some even sounding more than a little horrified by it. My sister spoke of it somewhat wistfully after seeing an ad for it on television. And me? I was rendered more than a little speechless since it follows on the heels of another fast-food monstrosity from the same company.
This is KFC‘s Tower Burger, a somewhat ginormous sandwich straight out of Man v. Food host Adam Richman’s breakfast menu. What’s in it? A whole Original Recipe chicken fillet, cheese, lettuce, mayonnaise, and – dig this! – a hash brown. Seriously, if KFC’s equally notorious Double-Down amped up the protein, this particular sarnie pumps up the carb-age.
It’s the sort of sandwich that doesn’t seem to skimp on anything: the chicken thigh fillet is pretty big, the hash brown is as big as a saucer, the kaiser roll used is pretty darned high. There were two lettuce leaves in my sandwich (which is saying a lot because most fast-food floggers only send out one per sarnie), a large slice of cheese, and a generous swirl of mayo.
It’s pretty tasty as these things go: but, then again, anything other than a chicken breast tastes good to me. (I can’t stand chicken breasts!). Still, it strikes me as a non-spicy version of KFC’s signature sandwich, the Zinger, so I’m not sure if I’ll be buying this again anytime soon. However, for those of you who want everything – salad, main, a side, plus the dinner roll – stuck in a sandwich to save time, this may be right up your alley.