Today is Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. Here’s what you need to know:

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Wendy’s has proven yet again it can effortlessly roast its competition while promoting new menu items as part of its public relations strategy.

The fast-food chain announced Wednesday the release of a new Jalapeno Popper Chicken Sandwich and Jalapeno Popper Chicken Salad. McDonald’s will be releasing three new chicken sandwiches next week, and Wendy’s snatched up the chance to troll their competitors before the items drop.

“While everyone else is playing catch up and distracting consumers with stale chicken drops, we are listening and bringing exciting flavors and bold ingredients forward to help fans avoid the “McStake” of settling for the same boring chicken sandwiches from other fast-food joints,” Carl Loredo, Wendy’s chief marketing officer, said in a statement.

Wendy’s Jalapeno Popper Chicken Sandwich has a varying price by location, but is generally about $5.99. It includes a spicy chicken fillet with jalapeno cream cheese and six slices of jalapenos.


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