Turducken hits mainstream as popular shop offers cult favorite for Thanksgiving special

And you can't have Thanksgiving-inspired meal without pumpkin pie shake

By Dawn Jorgenson - Graham Media Group

Potbelly.com

You know when you can’t decide what you want to eat? It is hard to choose between turkey, duck or chicken sometimes, especially this time of year.

The Potbelly Sandwich Shop has come to the rescue.

For a limited time, the shop is serving it all — in one sandwich: the Turducken Sandwich. Say that five times fast.

“This sandwich is exactly as bizarre as it is delicious,” said chef Brandon Rhoten, the chief marketing officer of Potbelly.

It must be. Sportscaster John Madden popularized the turducken -- a duck stuffed inside a chicken, stuffed inside a turkey -- fell in love with it and introduced it to much of the football-watching country in the late 1980s.

Potbelly is now bringing us the turducken sandwich -- a turkey, duck and chicken combo, toasted with cornbread stuffing and topped with cranberry-honey sauce, mayonnaise, lettuce, cheddar cheese, tomato and seasoning on bread.

“Turducken is the perfect unity of three classic holiday meats and an ode to adventurous eaters,” chef Ryan LaRoche said.

You can’t have a Thanksgiving-inspired meal without a perfectly matched dessert to boot, right?

Cue the pumpkin pie shake, because of course.

“If you’ve never had a whole piece of pumpkin pie blended into a hand-dipped milkshake, you haven’t lived,” Rhoten said.

Click here to find a participating store near you.

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