KFC replaces potato wedges with new ‘secret recipe’ fries

Fans of KFC’s potato wedges may be in for a disappointment the next time they visit the Southern-style food chain.

Thrillist reported the restaurant has replaced the starchy item with new "secret recipe" fries after a successful test run. Just like its famous chicken, the fries are seasoned with 11 herbs and spices.

"We can confirm that KFC's Secret Recipe Fries (tested last year) are rolling out nationally to replace wedges," a KFC spokesperson told Thrillist in an email on Thursday. "While we know there are wedge-lovers out there who may be disappointed, consumer response to our Secret Recipe Fries during the test and the rollout has been overwhelmingly positive."

As is typical for dissatisfied customers, many took to social media to lament the wedges.

Fries aren't the only change to KFC's menu. The restaurant has started testing a new, premium chicken sandwich to compete with Popeyes. CNN reported the KFC Chicken Sandwich is currently being tested in Orlando and is 20% larger than KFC's current Crispy Colonel sandwich, according to Andrea Zahumensky, KFC's chief marketing officer.

Fifteen locations in Orlando are selling the KFC Chicken Sandwich. It comes as an extra crispy chicken filet with thick-sliced pickles on a toasted brioche bun and classic or spicy mayonnaise, for $3.99 or as a combo with the new fries and a medium drink for $6.99.