Yes, that’s a spicy chicken biscuit with Palmetto’s jalapeno pimento cheese. Photographer: Bill Lusk Bill Lusk/Biscuitville
Yes, that’s a spicy chicken biscuit with Palmetto’s jalapeno pimento cheese. Photographer: Bill Lusk Bill Lusk/Biscuitville

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Need a cheering thought? Biscuitville is hooking up with Palmetto Cheese

By Kathleen Purvis

kpurvis@charlotteobserver.com

October 05, 2017 02:20 PM

UPDATED October 05, 2017 02:49 PM

Here’s the kind of news that will make Carolinians sit up and pay attention:

Biscuitville, the N.C.-based drive-through biscuit chain, is joining up with Palmetto Cheese, the pimento cheese maker that started on Pawleys Island in South Carolina, to add a chicken and pimento cheese biscuit. Palmetto Cheese is known for its coarse-textured pimento cheese that has a cult following in pimento cheese circles.

Specifically: The Spicy Chicken and Jalapeno Pimento Cheese Biscuit. It will be a spicy chicken biscuit layered with Palmetto’s jalapeno pimento cheese.

While Biscuitville has a number of locations in the central part of North Carolina, the closest to Charlotte is in on U.S. 74 in Indian Trail, so you may have to save it as a road trip treat. It has announced plans to add more locations in the area, although dates aren’t known.

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Still, it sounds like somebody is going to give Nashville’s hot chicken trend a food run for their money.

Kathleen Purvis: 704-358-5236, @kathleenpurvis