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Hardee's and Carl's Jr.'s Hand-Breaded Chicken Sandwich lineup includes a waffle bun option.

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There's a new contender in the chicken sandwich wars that'll certainly spice up meal time. Hardee's and Carl's Jr. dropped a new Hand-Breaded Chicken Sandwich lineup featuring three decadent bites that all put delicious twists on a classic menu item. Hardee's and Carl's Jr.'s Hand-Breaded Chicken Sandwich lineup even includes a sweet and savory offering on a waffle bun.

Hardee's and Carl's Jr. launched their Hand-Breaded Chicken Sandwich menu on May 17, according to an email from the brand to Elite Daily, and there is plenty to be excited about. The lineup, which has three new chicken sandwiches, puts a spin on the brand's Hand-Breaded Chicken Tenders. ICYDK, the chicken tenders were released in 2010 and quickly became a fan-favorite.

Like the OG menu item, the new Hand-Breaded Chicken Sandwiches feature juicy chicken meat with a crispy exterior. To prepare the chicken, the brand marinates an all white chicken breast filet in 13 seasonings. The filet is then dipped in buttermilk before being hand-breaded in Southern-style flour. Of course, the final step is frying the chicken until it gets its signature crispy, golden brown outside.

The best part is, you can enjoy the new crispy chicken filet three ways: The Hand-Breaded Chicken and Waffle Breakfast Sandwich ($4.49) features a Maple Butter Glaze atop the filet, and it'a all sandwiched between two Belgian waffles; Hardee's Hand-Breaded Chicken Biscuit ($3.99) features the brand's made-from-scratch buttermilk biscuit as the bun; and finally, the Hand-Breaded Chicken Sandwich ($5.99) is a more classic offering with deli pickles, mayonnaise, and a potato bun.

If you're ready to get a taste of the new bites, you can pick up the Hand-Breaded Chicken Sandwich and the Hand-Breaded Chicken and Waffle Breakfast Sandwich at Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr., while the Hand-Breaded Chicken Biscuit is available exclusively at Hardee’s. To find a location near you, simply use Hardee's restaurant locator and Carl's Jr.'s restaurant locator.

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When heading to Hardee's and Carl's Jr. to get a taste of the new contenders in the chicken sandwich wars, remember to keep in mind the CDC's most updated guidance on mask-wearing and social distancing.