KFC, hoping to recreate the success it has had with Nashville Hot, is testing a new line of fried chicken dubbed “Georgia Gold Honey Mustard BBQ.”
But guess who doesn’t get to take part in the test: Georgia.
The company told Business Insider that the chicken dish, which will also be available as tenders, is being tested in Pittsburgh and Mobile, Ala. KFC chose the two cities because it wanted feedback from Northerners and Southerners. (Perhaps we can lend company officials a map).
“Georgia Gold” draws from barbecue traditions in Georgia and parts of South Carolina and would be familiar to anyone who has dipped fried chicken in honey-mustard sauce, according to Business Insider. The honey sweetness, however, is a tad muted, the news site said.
We’re checking with KFC to see why Georgia didn’t make the “testing” cut and will update this story when we have answers.
KFC said the tests runs through Sept. 4 at which time the chain may decide whether to take the product national and give Georgians a chance to decide if it lives up to its name.