Hide The Children: The KFC Double Down Is Here To Stay

This Sunday, May 23, was to have been the final day for grease and salt lovers everywhere to get their hands on the KFC Double Down, which for the two of you just waking from comas is a bacon and cheese sandwich that uses fried chicken as the bread. But before you go and unclog your arteries, KFC has just announced that the Double Down ain’t going anywhere anytime soon.

Says some guy who works for the Colonel:

This truly an example of ‘popular demand’…Our plans were to feature the product only through May 23, but millions of Double Down fans have spoken and we won’t disappoint them. You’ll continue to be able to get the Double Down at KFC this summer.

KFC says it expects to sell its 10 millionth Double Down later this month.

After months of test-marketing in pockets around the country, the much-discussed sandwich hit the streets on April 12. It has spawned several imitators and spin-offs, including:

* The Krispy Kreme Double Down
* The Vegan Double Down
* The Diabetes-Friendly Double Downs

KFC Double Down Fans, Rejoice: Your Favorite Bunless Chicken Sandwich is Staying on the Menu!

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