Rustic chips or French fries? Portsmouth KFC restaurants now offer both

New rustic chips will be available at KFC restaurants in Portsmouth.
New rustic chips will be available at KFC restaurants in Portsmouth.
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RUSTIC fries will be on the menu at KFC restaurants in Portsmouth.

The chain of fast-food outlets has introduced the new type of chip and is trialling it at the KFCs in Commercial Road and at the Pompey Centre.

Only nine other places across England will have the option of the rustic fries.

Other cities include Southampton and Manchester.

The new skin on, thick cut-style fries are on sale today and if the public gives the go ahead, they could one day potentially take the place of the current French fries.

They will be available until the end of December.

Jack Hinchliffe, innovation director at KFC UK & Ireland, said: ‘Our fans have told us that while we’re always their number one choice for chicken, we’re not yet their number one for fries.

‘Launching this trial has been no small undertaking – we’ve tested every type of potato and cut to find the perfect variety to deliver the best tasting fry.

‘With 900 restaurants there’s a lot to consider – but the most important factor for us is taste.

‘We want our customers to tell us what they think and only if you like them will they hit the menu permanently.’