On December 31, KFC quietly pulled the Double Down sandwich from the menu in their Providence RI test market. We found out because we had planned a road trip to the Westerly KFC on US1 this weekend. Just to be sure Double Downs were going to be available, Lynnafred phoned first.
LYNNAFRED: "Hi. I was wondering if you've still got Double Downs on the menu? Some friends and I were planning to stop in this weekend, but it's a long drive so we thought we'd call first."
KFC: "Um...I have to check. Where are you calling from?"
LYNNAFRED: "Enfield, Connecticut. We're about an hour and three-quarters away."
KFC: "Hahaha, wow, really? [pause] No, sorry, we stopped serving those on December 31. Seriously, you were going to drive that far for a Double Down? That's hardcore."
We're going to miss it. The Double Down was, quite simply, the single most badass sandwich in the fast food industry.