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Colonel Sanders and Mrs. Butterworth are teaming up again for a popular KFC item.

Kentucky Fried Chicken is bringing back its Kentucky Fried Chicken & Waffles to participating U.S. restaurants for a little more than a month starting Saturday.

The sweet-and-savory item pairs KFC’s Extra Crispy fried chicken with Belgian Liege-style waffles and is available as a basket meal or a sandwich until April 29, or while supplies last.

The Louisville, Kentucky-based company introduced waffles for a limited time last November and some restaurants sold out in two weeks, KFC said in a statement.

“We expected people would love Kentucky Fried Chicken & Waffles when we launched it in 2018,” said KFC's U.S. chief marketing officer Andrea Zahumensky in a statement. “But we underestimated how much love there would be, so we’re bringing it back just four months later. Too soon? Not a minute.”

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The fast-food chain said the waffles were “specially formulated to perfectly pair with KFC’s world-famous Extra Crispy fried chicken.” KFC tried 15 different waffle variations before opting for thick, Belgian Liege-style waffles made with a yeast-raised dough instead of a batter, KFC's head chef Bob Das said in a statement in November.

The result, Das said, "is sweeter and doughier than American-style waffles."

Customers can choose between a one-piece breast, two-piece thigh and drumstick or three-piece tenders with a waffle and a side of Mrs. Butterworth's syrup for $5.49. The sandwich features a breast fillet between two waffles and served with syrup starts at $5.99 and is available as a combo meal for $7.99.

There’s also Big Basket meals with two waffles and two syrups and a choice of two-piece white meat, three-piece dark meat or four-piece tenders for $7.99. Prices can vary by location.

Advertisements featuring Colonel Sanders and Mrs. Butterworth will start airing Saturday, KFC said.

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Contributing: Mike Snider

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