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Taco Bell has a new menu item that competes with chicken chains like Chick-fil-A and Popeyes.

Taco Bell said he will start testing new crispy tortilla chicken tenders in Houston, Texas and Dayton, Ohio on Thursday before launching the menu item nationally next year. Customers can try bids on a $ 2 taco, or they can get two $ 4 offers for three or three $ triple bids. They can also put them in boxes of $ 5 and $ 7 of the chain.

Taco Bell said he had tested more than 100 versions of chicken tenders before making the final tariff decision.

New chicken tenders are marinated in a jalapeño buttermilk mixture to give a lightly spicy kick. Coated in tortilla-chip crumbs and served with a new sauce. When Kate Taylor of Business Insider recently tried a new menu item at Taco Bell's headquarters, she said the flavor profile of the sauce was somewhat similar to that of Chick-fil-A or Raising Cane's sauces.

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Many fast food chains are trying to find innovative ways to raise chickens – whether between two Popeyes buns, dipped in Chick-elephant-A sauce or dripping in Nashville hot oil – and Taco Bell is no exception.

By adding chicken auctions to its menu, the California-based chain is preparing to compete with popular chicken chains, such as Chick-fil-A, Popeyes and Raising Cane & # 39; s, all of which have recently been growing.

According to Nation's Restaurant News, the increase in Cane was one of the fastest growing chains in the US last year, seeing sales growth across the system at 22.5%. Chick-fil-A, meanwhile, has outdone America's favorite fast food chain in a recent Business Insider study.

However, Popeyes has created more waves than any other chicken chain in 2019 with the chicken sandwich, which has dominated the scene since its resumption after the first sale.

Taco Bell's chicken tender We can wait to see if taco will only cause a mix.