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McDonald’s has unveiled a new Chicken McGriddle sandwich

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McDonald’s is testing a new Chicken McGriddle sandwich in selected Ohio restaurants. (McDonald's)

Why not chicken for breakfast—especially if it’s wrapped in a pancake?

McDonald’s Thursday finally confirmed it’s testing the Chicken McGriddle, a chicken-and-pancake breakfast sandwich.

On Wednesday, Columbus Business First reported that the item is being tested in 11 restaurants in central Ohio. The sandwich is reportedly a McChicken with maple-flavored pancakes in place of the normal bun.

Phil Saken, communications manager for McDonald’s Ohio region, told CNBC Thursday tit’s an “operations test” limited to central Ohio.

Brian Mortellaro, is the owner of eight Ohio McDonald’s locations, and is among the small group of taste-testers. 

“Filet-O-Fish, Big Mac — both of those started with owner-operators,” Mortellaro said, Columbus Business News reported. “We took this idea up the chain and they’re letting us try it out ... It’s a chicken-and-waffles taste. I just think that’s something that isn’t out there right now.” 

The new item comes amid the overwhelming success of McDonald’s all-day breakfast, which has boosted the Golden Arches slumping sales.

The Chicken McGriddle will be available until March 27 and the restaurants are even experiment with two prices: $1.49 and $2.