ATLANTA — Chick-fil-A, Inc. is expanding its side options with new Mac & Cheese, the chain’s first permanent side addition to the menu since 2016.

Baked in the restaurant each day, the macaroni and cheese features a blend of cheeses including cheddar, Parmesan and Romano. The dish is available nationwide as a side option with any lunch, dinner, children’s meal or catering order.

Chick-Fil-A Frosted Caramel Coffee“Mac & Cheese is the quintessential comfort food and something we are so excited to offer our guests at Chick-fil-A,” said Amanda Norris, executive director of menu and packaging for Chick-fil-A. “We think it’s the perfect pairing with our Original Chicken Sandwich, nuggets and our grilled chicken offerings, but it’s also great on its own as a snack. Mac & Cheese is also available on our catering menu as a quick pick-up for a larger gathering. It has a delicious, homemade taste.”

Chick-fil-A tested its Mac & Cheese in five markets before deciding upon the national roll-out.

“We have a very high bar when it comes to adding a menu item, but the feedback from our customers in the test markets made this decision easy,” Ms. Norris said. “I am excited it will be available for all of our guests across the country starting today.”

Along with the new Mac & Cheese, Chick-fil-A is launching Frosted Caramel Coffee. Available for a limited time, the treat blends cold-brew coffee, vanilla soft serve ice cream and caramel syrup.