KANSAS CITY — Sweet and spicy flavor fusion is trending in new menu items.

Buffalo Wild Wings has partnered with PepsiCo, Inc. to develop a new Doritos Spicy Sweet Chili Flavored Sauce for its chicken. The limited-edition sauce is made with soy sauce, brown sugar, onion, garlic and paprika, and the wings are topped with Doritos Spicy Sweet Chili chip crumbles.

Heat and sweet collide in three new sandwiches from Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s: the Hot Honey Hand-Breaded Chicken Sandwich, Hot Honey Hand-Breaded Chicken Biscuit and Hot Honey Hand-Breaded Chicken and Waffle Sandwich. All three feature a breaded and fried chicken fillet topped with hot honey sauce.

“We’ve decided to bring the heat — plus a little sweet — with our Hot Honey lineup aimed to continue to wow our customers with flavor they can't get anywhere else,” said Owen Klein, vice president of global culinary innovation at CKE Restaurants, parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s. “Our hot honey sauce is a match made in heaven with our Hand-Breaded Chicken; surely our guests will be asking for it long after it's gone.”

Dog Haus is debuting The Big Easy, featuring a spicy creole chaurice sausage, which boasts a flavor profile of garlic, cumin, smoked paprika and cayenne pepper. The sausage is topped with caramelized onions, pickled jalapeños, spicy brown mustard, mayo and scallions and nestled in a sweet grilled King’s Hawaiian bun.

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