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Good morning, PR pros:

 McDonald’s salvos in the “chicken sandwich wars” are here: The fast-food chain is rolling out McChicken Biscuit sandwiches along with Chicken McGriddles.

⏰ IT’S TIME ⏰ The best place to get your chicken breakfast sandwich…bright and early and 7 days a week. Chicken McGriddles and McChicken Biscuits, now available nationwide.

— McDonald's (@McDonalds) January 28, 2020

The menu items are available for only a limited time, perhaps increasing their appeal—an important component for standing out in an increasingly crowded space.

CNBC reported:

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