(Reuters) - McDonald's Corp
Breakfast has been an important sales driver for fast-food chains and as more rivals like Wendy's
Earlier this month, McDonald's expanded its Beyond Meat
Many experts said a nationwide rollout of chicken sandwiches and not plant-based options would put McDonald's ahead in the fast-food battle.
"We're giving our customers more of what they crave: mouthwatering chicken and breakfast options," the company's vice president of menu innovation, Linda VanGosen, said in a statement.
The latest breakfast additions to McDonald's menu are - Chicken McGriddles and McChicken Biscuit sandwiches. They are available at participating restaurants for a limited time while supplies last.
The launch comes after the chain tested a crispy chicken sandwich in Texas and Tennessee late last year.
McDonald's is scheduled to report its fourth-quarter results on Wednesday.
(Reporting by Nivedita Balu in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur)