Lifestyle Food KFC Has Replaced Its Famous Potato Wedges with New 'Secret Recipe' Fries By Nicholas Rice Nicholas Rice Instagram Twitter Nicholas Rice is an Associate Editor for PEOPLE Magazine. He began working with the brand as an Editorial Intern in early 2020, before later transitioning to a freelance role, and then staff positions soon after. Nicholas writes and edits anywhere between 7 to 9 stories per day on average for PEOPLE, spanning across each vertical the brand covers. Nicholas has previous work experience with Billboard, POPSUGAR, Bustle and Elite Daily. When not working, Nicholas can be found playing with his 5 dogs, listening to pop music or eating mozzarella sticks. People Editorial Guidelines Published on July 7, 2020 01:37 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Kentucky Fried Chicken Out with the old and in with the new. KFC has officially launched their Secret Recipe Fries, a new menu item available now on menus nationwide. Described on their official website as "a fry 60 years in the making," the new side dish marks the first time that the fast-food mega-chain has ever sold french fries in the United States, replacing the potato wedges that were recently removed from the menu. "Seasoned with a secret blend of herbs and spices and fried to crispy perfection like our world-famous chicken, Secret Recipe Fries are unrivaled in flavor," their website description reads of the new fries. This Couple Had an Elaborate KFC-Themed Wedding Complete with Personalized Chicken Buckets KFC. The news comes after KFC started testing their secret recipe fries last year. A representative for KFC told Thrillist via email: "We can confirm that KFC's Secret Recipe Fries (tested last year) are rolling out nationally to replace wedges." They added, "While we know there are wedge-lovers out there who may be disappointed, consumer response to our Secret Recipe Fries during the test and the rollout has been overwhelmingly positive." Justin Sullivan/Getty Images However, despite the positive reaction to the new menu item, many are still upset that the the potato wedges are no longer being offered on the menu. On a recent Instagram post from the chain, angry patrons took to the comment section to voice their frustrations. "Bring the wedges back," one person wrote. "The potato wedges were one of your most legendary sides! HOW DARE YOU!!????," another said. There's even a petition on Change.org to bring back the beloved wedges. RELATED VIDEO: Debbie Gibson Says David Dobrik Is 'Forever Indebted' to Her for Getting Him a Popeye's Chicken Sandwich Back in May, the chain announced the arrival of a "bigger and better" sandwich, arriving as part of a test launch in select Florida restaurants to compete with Chick-fil-A and Popeyes famous chicken sandwiches. In February, they did something even more outrageous, introducing a limited-time fried chicken sandwich with two glazed donuts as buns.