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KFC's chicken-wrapped hot dog causes stir

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Posted at 6:48 PM, Jan 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-26 22:51:17-05

KFC’s currently running a special creation in the Philippines that is stirring interest stateside: The Double Down Dog is a cheese-covered hot dog wrapped in fried chicken in the shape of a bun.

Each Philippine location only sells 50 Double Down Dogs a day.

Americans on social media caught wind of the creation Monday, many demanding that KFC introduce the Double Down Dog in their U.S. locations, and others wondering if KFC’s mission is to ruin the health of its patrons.

Blog sites from Gawker to Perez Hilton, as well as news outlets such as the Los Angeles Times and USA Today, have further fueled the conversation.

The L.A. Times headline says, “Just stop it,” while Gawker called it, “KFC’s latest depraved assault on your digestive track.”

Meanwhile, Foodbeast says, “KFC has a Double Down Dog, and it’s as terrifying as it sounds.”

Time.com points out that KFC Korea has its own bread-free diet crusher: The Zinger Double Down sandwiches a bacon cheeseburger between two pieces of fried chicken.

Sources say KFC has no plans to introduce the foreign concoctions to America, though in 2010 the restaurant chain did offer a Double Down Sandwich in the United States that included bacon, cheese and chicken - but no burger or hot dog.

Seems like it’s just a matter of time before some KFC somewhere offers a hamburger topped with hot dog, bacon and cheese sandwiched between layers of fried chicken.

Chili on the side?