KFC Is Bringing One Of Its Most Iconic Creations Back From The Dead

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A lot of fast food restaurants have a tendency to fall victim to what I like to call the “Jurassic Park Problem.”

That phenomenon is inspired by the immortal words of Ian Malcolm (the character portrayed by Jeff Goldblum), who warned founder John Hammond, “Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn’t stop to think if they should.”

That lack of self-restraint has led to various chains unleashing a countless number of supposedly innovative menu items on an unsuspecting world, including the many, many over-the-top offerings Taco Bell has added to its lineup over the years.

However, I’d argue one of the most absurd creations ever dreamed up came courtesy of another restaurant under the Yum! Brands umbrella: KFC.

You’re likely familiar with the Chicken Sandwich War Popeyes sparked in 2019, but none of the creations that conflict spawned came close to topping the veritable nuclear option the folks at Kentucky Fried Chicken unveiled back in 2010 in the form of the Double Down Sandwich.

The Double Down—which featured cheese, bacon, and sauce tucked between two pieces of fried chicken used as a bun—was initially teased as an April Fools’ Day joke. However, it generated enough interest to become a Real, Actual Thing that graced the menu at KFC until 2014.

If you’ve spent close to a decade trying to fill the Double Down-sized hole in your heart, I have some very good news, as KFC has announced it’s bringing back the cult classic for a limited time starting on March 6th.

You’ll only have four weeks to take advantage of this glorious resurrection before the Double Down rides off into the sunset yet again, but hey, it’s better than nothing.

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Connor Toole is the Deputy Editor at BroBible. He is a New England native who went to Boston College and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Frequently described as "freakishly tall," he once used his 6'10" frame to sneak in the NBA Draft and convince people he was a member of the Utah Jazz.