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Hattie B's Is Officially Unleashing Their Hot Chicken Sandwich Upon the Masses March 16

And you thought the lines were long before

Justin Chesney

Hot chicken fanatics, this is the announcement you've been waiting for. Starting Wednesday, March 16, both Hattie B's locations will go live serving the current 'Holy Grail' of handheld meals: the hot chicken sandwich. Yes, you read that right.

First previewed last July during a one day test run from their food trailer and subsequently only available during special events and private catering gigs, the sandwich breaks down as follows: a five-ounce hand-breaded all-natural chicken breast topped with 'Nashville Comeback Sauce' (made with mayonnaise, honey and their signature spice blend), house-made coleslaw and a kosher dill pickle, all between a bun baked fresh daily by local outfit Charpiers Bakery. The sandwich can be ordered with any heat level, from southern to 'Shut the Cluck Up,' and rings in at $9 with a choice of one side.

Hattie B's executive chef John Lasater tells Eater that while the idea of a chicken sandwich may seem simple, it's been a long time coming:

We always knew that if we were going to introduce a new item, it was going to be a sandwich. But it was just one of those things, that for the longest time we just went with tradition, kept it simple. But then we started off with the food truck, and thought 'How can we make it portable?' Naturally, as a sandwich. So we started serving it at private events and venues like Ascend Amphitheater, and the feedback was so positive we started trying to figure out how to fit it into the everyday operations, without sacrificing the quality. We went through a lot of R&D on the buns, the coleslaw, everything, to get the sandwich just right.

Stores open at 11 a.m. next Wednesday, so let the Nashville hot chicken sandwich madness begin.

Hattie B's Hot Chicken

2222 8th Ave, , TN 37204 (615) 970-3010 Visit Website

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