Chick-fil-A announced that it is testing its first plant-forward entrée, the Chick-fil-A Cauliflower Sandwich, at restaurants in three markets. The sandwich is made with a filet cut from a whole, real cauliflower*. The preparation is similar to the original Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich—it is marinated, breaded with a signature seasoning, pressure-cooked and served on a toasted buttery bun with two dill pickle chips.
Starting Monday, February 13, Chick-fil-A will be testing the cauliflower sandwich in: Denver, Charleston, S.C. and North Carolina's Greensboro-Triad region.
"Cauliflower is the hero of our new sandwich, and it was inspired by our original Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich," says Leslie Neslage, director of menu and packaging at Chick-fil-A. "Guests told us they wanted to add more vegetables into their diets, and they wanted a plant-forward entrée that tasted uniquely Chick-fil-A. Our new sandwich is made with the highest quality ingredients and whole vegetables, and we hope it offers customers another reason to dine at Chick-fil-A."
The Chick-fil-A Cauliflower Sandwich was created, developed and tested in-house by Chick-fil-A for nearly four years.
"We explored every corner of the plant-based space in search of the perfect centerpiece for our plant-forward entrée," says Stuart Tracy, culinary developer of the Chick-fil-A Cauliflower Sandwich. "Time and time again, we kept returning to cauliflower as the base of our sandwich. After a significant amount of development, we knew we had a one-of-a-kind entrée; one that puts a delicious spin on what we're known for—great tasting food with ingredients you can trust."
*Milk and eggs are included in the preparation process of the Chick-fil-A Cauliflower Sandwich. The company does not designate vegetarian-only preparation surfaces.