Foodservice

Pilot Flying J Enters the Chicken Sandwich Game

Travel center chain launches Southern, spicy versions as road-trip season nears
Pilot Flying J chicken sandwiches
Photograph courtesy of Pilot Flying J

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. Two new crispy chicken sandwiches are now available at more than 300 Pilot and Flying J Travel Centers in time for the summer travel season: the Southern Chicken Sandwich and Spicy Chicken Sandwich.

"We are entering the chicken sandwich game and gearing up for increased summer travel by introducing several new, innovative food options that are going to surprise and delight our guests," said Jamie King, senior director of food and beverage for Pilot Co.

Pilot Flying J offers a variety of fresh food made daily and available 24/7 at participating locations. Its newest crispy chicken sandwiches and recently introduced handheld wraps, which come on the heels of four new breakfast sandwiches, are:

  • The Southern Chicken Sandwich: A freshly cooked crispy chicken breast filet on a brioche bun, topped with dill pickles. Order it as-is or choose from a variety of add-on condiments.
  • The Spicy Chicken Sandwich: A spicy twist on the chicken sandwich, served on a fresh brioche bun and topped with pepper jack cheese and chipotle ranch for an extra kick.
  • The Greek Chicken Wrap: Pulled, smoked chicken tossed in a tangy Greek dressing and mixed with slightly sweet banana peppers and chunks of feta cheese are all wrapped in a spinach herb tortilla lined with provolone cheese.
  • The Smoked Turkey and Bacon Wrap: Sliced turkey, fresh spinach, brown sugar-cured bacon pieces and cheddar cheese are rolled into a soft tortilla with hints of garlic.

To kick off Pilot Flying J's third annual National Road Trip Day on May 28, customers can save $2 on the Southern or spicy chicken sandwich from May 24-30 by redeeming the offer in the myRewards Plus app at any of the 300 participating locations. Pilot Co. recently revamped its app and loyalty program.

  • Pilot is No. 13 on CSP’s 2021 Top 40 update to the Top 202 ranking of c-stores by store count. 

Based in Knoxville, Tenn., Pilot Co. is the largest network of travel centers in North America, and it has grown to more than 1,000 retail and fueling locations. Its Pilot Flying J Travel Center network includes more than 750 locations in 44 states and six Canadian provinces.

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