You Can't Get Chick-Fil-A's New Pretzel Club Sandwich Unless You're In This State

Calling all Chick-fil-A fans: We have good news and we have bad news. The good news is that, per a press release, the franchise is trialing a new pretzel cheddar club sandwich. The bad news is that it's limited. Very limited.

Because this new sandwich is in a testing phase, it's only being served in a specific location in order to gauge customer response before Chick-fil-A decides whether or not to roll it out on a wider scale. If there are any residents of Raleigh, North Carolina, reading this, then you're in luck. Participating restaurants in the area will be serving the sandwich starting April 8, although Chick-fil-A did not specify when the offering would end. Instead, the press release states that the sandwich will be available "while supplies last."

Before you hop in your car, let's check out what's in the pretzel cheddar club sandwich. According to the press release, the sandwich is filled with a boneless chicken breast, green lettuce, sliced tomato, slightly seasoned cheddar, and applewood-smoked bacon; it comes with a side of Dijon mustard. And it's not the only new addition hitting menus this spring.

Chick-fil-A's new seasonal drink is berry-flavored

If you're unable to get to Raleigh to try out the new sandwich, don't worry, Chick-fil-A is also dropping its seasonal drinks for spring, with its cherry berry beverages becoming available nationwide in the form of Sunjoys, lemonade, iced tea, and frosted lemonade. These drinks also have a release date of April 8 and are also somewhat vaguely touted as being available for a limited time only. This is the fifth new variation of the Sunjoy, joining much-loved entries like Cloudberry and Mango Passion.

The cherry berry flavor combines three berry-ish flavors: blueberry, cranberry, and — even though it's not technically a berry — cherry. As chef Christy Cook says in the press release, "We wanted to explore how to deliver that burst of fruit flavor [guests] love, in a way that is unique to Chick-fil-A and that pairs so well with our menu items."

Even if you're in Raleigh, there is a chance your local restaurant won't be among the few serving the sandwich, or that it may not even have the cherry berry drink you want. So, be sure to check the Chick-fil-A app or contact your local restaurant to make sure your desired product is on its menu.

Where to go when you want a pretzel bun

If your mouth is watering at the thought of sinking your teeth into a pretzel cheddar club, you may be wondering where non-Raleigh locals can get a taste of something similar. While Chick-fil-A does not currently offer any other sandwiches served on a pretzel bun, you may be able to satisfy your desires with Wendy's Pretzel Baconator and its fancy bun. The burger features twin beef patties instead of a boneless chicken breast, but it shares many features of Chick-fil-A's limited offering — including melty cheese, applewood-smoked bacon, and a chewy pretzel bun.

If you really had your heart set on chicken, the good news is that this sandwich wouldn't be terribly difficult to DIY — after all, we've already cracked the code on making a copycat Chick-fil-A grilled chicken sandwich. You can pick up a package of pretzel rolls at most grocery stores. From there, all you need is a boneless chicken breast grilled or fried to your preference, a few slices of good cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, and some applewood-smoked bacon, and you're off to the races. Give your pretzel roll a light toasting before assembling your sandwich, and slather on a generous helping of Dijon mustard. To mimic Chick-fil-A's creamy Dijon sauce, whisk a tablespoon of Dijon mustard with ¼ cup of sour cream, ⅓ cup of mayonnaise, and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.