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Photo courtesy TACO BELL
Photo courtesy TACO BELL

Taco Bell making a taco shell out of fried chicken

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As many run to the treadmill and away from the carbs post-New Year’s resolutions, Taco Bell is making America great again by embracing fried chicken. 

That’s right, the purveyor of Mexican-American cuisine is taking the iconic southern staple and molding it into taco form. 

Bloomberg reports the chain will begin serving a new chalupa this month with a shell made out of fried chicken, rather than corn or flour. The division of Yum! Brands Inc. has been experimenting for years to find a fried-chicken item it could add to its menu.

The National Chicken Council reports Americans are expected to eat about 91.7 pounds of chicken per person this year, the most on record, dwarfing the demand for meat and pork.

Priced at $2.99, the Naked Chicken Chalupa will debut on Jan. 26 and may be added to the menu permanently if it does well.

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