Burger King’s Italian Original Chicken Sandwich is back after a 7-year hiatus

The Italian Original Chicken Sandwich is currently part of Burger King’s ‘2 for $6’ lineup

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Burger King’s Italian Original Chicken Sandwich is back after a 7-year hiatus 1

A fan-favorite variant of Burger King’s Original Chicken Sandwich is officially back on the fast-food chain’s menu.

After seven long years away, the Italian Original Chicken Sandwich came back to Burger King’s list of product offerings last week. But like a lot of good things, the returning chicken sandwich will only be available for a limited time.

The Italian Original Chicken Sandwich is currently being offered at all Burger King locations nationwide as part of the restaurant’s popular “2 for $6” lineup, where it can be purchased alongside the Whopper sandwich, Impossible Whopper, Chicken Fries, or Big Fish sandwich.

Last seen on the menu in 2014, the Italian Original Chicken Sandwich features a lightly breaded white meat chicken patty served on a long sesame seed bun. But unlike the classic Original Chicken Sandwich that has mayonnaise and lettuce, the Italian-inspired treat is topped with marinara sauce and melted mozzarella cheese.

The Italian Original Chicken Sandwich debuted back in 1988 – nine years after the classic Original Chicken Sandwich was added to Burger King’s menu for the first time. The Italian Original Chicken Sandwich was introduced as part of the chain’s International Chicken Sandwiches line, which consisted of three sandwiches with different toppings that are associated with cuisine from various international regions.

In addition to the Italian Original Chicken Sandwich, the two other sandwiches from that line are the French Original Chicken Sandwich and the American Original Chicken Sandwich. The former is a Chicken Cordon Bleu sandwich with mayonnaise, ham, and Swiss cheese, while the latter has mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, and American cheese.

Aside from the Italian Original Chicken Sandwich and the classic Original Chicken Sandwich, Burger King’s other chicken sandwich offering is the Ch’King, a breaded chicken fillet on a potato bun served with pickles and a signature sauce.

Ch’King calories

The classic and spicy versions of the Burger King Ch'King sandwich
The classic and spicy versions of the Burger King Ch’King sandwich

Each serving of the Ch’King sandwich contains 1,287 calories, while its spicy version has 1,447 calories. The Burger King chicken sandwich with the highest calorie count is the Spicy Ch’King Deluxe Sandwich with 1,453 calories, while the one with the lowest calorie count is the BK Southern BBQ Royal Crispy Chicken Sandwich with 603 calories.

Is Burger King’s new chicken sandwich spicy?

The newest Burger King chicken sandwich, called BK Royal Crispy Chicken Sandwich, actually comes in five varieties: classic, spicy, bacon and Swiss cheese, honey butter, and the abovementioned Southern BBQ.

What sauces does Burger King have?

Burger King offers six regular dipping sauces. These are barbecue, buffalo, ranch, honey mustard, sweet and sour, and zesty. Though orders of chicken nuggets and chicken fries automatically come with your choice of dipping sauce, sauce packets can also be requested with any order.

Burger King Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich

The Burger King Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich was first offered in Canada in May 2021 for a limited time. The said Burger King chicken sandwich, according to Canadify, features “crispy premium white meat chicken, seasoned with traditional Nashville Hot flavors and just the right amount of heat, all topped with sliced pickles, and creamy mayonnaise on a potato bun.” It recently returned to the BK menu in Canada in May 2022.

Though the Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich has yet to debut in the United States, it is quite similar to the country’s permanent offering, Spicy Ch’King. Compared to the latter, the former has bright red spicy breading, thinner chicken patty, and is topped with mayonnaise.

What is the most popular Burger King item?

Burger King’s Original Chicken Sandwich is one of the most popular items of the fast-food chain. But as of the first week of July 2022, according to FastFoodNutrition.org, the most famous Burger King item is the Whopper Jr, followed by French Fries and Whopper in the second and third place, respectively. The original Burger King chicken sandwich is currently in the eighth spot of the popularity ranking.

What is Burger King best known for?

Burger King has become the go-to fast food restaurant for many because of its high-quality, great-tasting, and affordable food. But the chain is best known for the Whopper, the restaurant’s signature hamburger.

Burger King's The Whopper

Introduced in 1957, the Whopper features a quarter-pound flame-grilled beef patty topped with juicy tomatoes, crisp lettuce, creamy mayonnaise, ketchup, crunchy pickles, and sliced white onions on a toasted sesame seed bun. Burger King has since released several varieties of the Whopper. Some of those are either seasonal menu items or tailored to local tastes or customs.

What is the biggest sandwich at Burger King?

Burger King's Big King XXL
Burger King’s Big King XXL

Burger King’s biggest sandwich is the Big King XL. This menu item features more than half-pound of flame-grilled 100% beef, topped with American cheese, sliced onions, zesty pickles, crisp lettuce, and the restaurant’s special Stacker sauce all on a toasted sesame bun.

Are burger king buns vegan?

Yes. Burger King’s buns are vegan, as they are made without any dairy or eggs.

Are burger king fries vegan?

Unlike fries from other fast-food chains, Burger King’s classic fries are vegan, as the restaurant uses vegetable oil for frying their fries.

Are burger king onion rings vegan?

The onion rings at Burger King are not vegan, as they are made with whey, which is a milk derivative.

Sources: ComicBook.com, People, Burger King, The Takeout, Canadify, FastFoodNutrition.org