Chick-fil-A launches first new side since 2016: Mac & Cheese

The fast-food chain announced its Frosted Caramel Coffee which also is launching today and will be available for a limited time

The fast-food chain announced its Frosted Caramel Coffee which also is launching today and will be available for a limited time

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Chick-fil-A is not the type of fast food chain to toy with their beloved menu very often, so when they do, you know it's big.

The new mac and cheese is the first new menu item at the famous chicken chain in three years.

The mac and cheese is joined by another new Chick-fil-A addition, Frosted Caramel Coffee, though it will only be available as a seasonal item in participating locations through November 9.

The chicken giant announced Monday morning that its Mac & Cheese is now available nationwide as a side option with any lunch, dinner, Kid's Meal or catering order at Chick-fil-A.

Chick-fil-A said the recipe is a "classic" with a blend of cheddar, Parmesan and Romano baked fresh in the restaurant daily. "We think it's the flawless pairing with our Original Chicken Sandwich, nuggets and our grilled chicken offerings, but it's also great on its own as a snack", Amanda Norris, executive director of menu and packaging for Chick-fil-A, said in a news release. The new item is available at all restaurants starting today and is the first new addition to the restaurant's menu since 2016.

Mac and cheese is a "perfect pairing" with Chick-fil-A's assorted chicken dishes, and it also "passed with flying colors" during testing in five markets, according to Amanda Norris, executive director of menu and packaging. The blended beverage is a mix of cold-brewed coffee, vanilla ice cream and caramel syrup.

Alexandra Deabler is a Lifestyle writer and editor for Fox News.

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