Smashburger Is Bringing Back its Popular Spicy Chicken Sandwich

Smashburger is bringing back its Nashville hot chicken-inspired sandwich.

Courtesy of Smashburger
Courtesy of Smashburger
Courtesy of Smashburger

The poorly-named chicken sandwich wars have lost the intensity displayed in its early days, in the wake of Popeyes’ game-changing release. The excitement for each new release has died down, even if the¬†quality of chicken sandwiches at quick-service restaurants has gone up considerably in recent years. (That’s true even though¬†Burger King ended¬†its Fasties-winning Ch’King.)

Smashburger’s standard chicken sandwich might not be a Fasties winner, but it has fans. The¬†limited-time release of its¬†Scorchin’ Hot Crispy Chicken Sandwich in 2021 earned some love as well. The Nashville hot chicken-inspired sandwich is back on the menu in the new year. This time, the sandwich has moved to the permanent menu.

The sandwich features a fillet of crispy Nashville hot chicken with spicy red pepper mayo and pickles atop a toasted bun. The sandwich is hitting the chain’s menus nationwide.

If you find that spicy sandwich alluring, you can get it for just $5 at select locations through January 16. You’ll just have to order online or through the app to get the discount. But there is no longer any time constraint on getting yourself a spicy lunch.Want more Thrillist? Follow us on Instagram,¬†Twitter,¬†Pinterest,¬†YouTube,¬†TikTok, and¬†Snapchat.

Dustin Nelson is a Senior Staff Writer at Thrillist. Follow Dustin on Twitter.


Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

mad mex chicken al pastor

Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

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