For the first time in the brand’s history, US-based fast food chain Popeyes has added five wing flavours to its permanent menu in the US.

The restaurant brand will now offer wings in these flavours: Honey BBQ, Roasted Garlic Parmesan, Signature Hot, Ghost Pepper and Sweet ‘N Spicy.

The restaurant brand noted that each wing flavour features hand-battered and breaded crispy chicken wings.

The Honey BBQ Wings consist of tangy tamarind, sweet honey and smoky molasses flavours.

The new Roasted Garlic Parmesan wings come with flavours of caramelised garlic, parmesan and asiago cheeses with crispy Popeyes breading.

The Ghost Pepper wings are marinated in a dry spice blend and handbreaded.

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The Signature Hot wings are tossed in Cajun hot sauce with a hint of southern sweetness.

The fifth variant, Sweet ‘N Spicy wings, is marinated, hand-breaded and fried before being tossed in a sweet and spicy blend of chilli, garlic and ginger.

Popeyes North America president Sami Siddiqui said: “At Popeyes, we like to challenge the status quo and are consistently redefining what’s expected from fast food brands.

“Ghost Pepper Wings were an overnight success, followed by the addition of Sweet ‘N Spicy wings, our best-performing product since the infamous Chicken Sandwich.

“We know our guests want even more bold Louisiana-inspired wing flavors to choose from and are excited to see our new wings line-up take flight.”

Popeyes culinary innovation vice-president and head chef Amy Alarcon said: “This is something my team has been working on for three years and we took our time to get it right.

“Ghost Pepper has become a heavy hitter in our arsenal of products and in marrying that with our Wings, we knew we had something special.

“Now, we’ve found ways to add flavours on top for a variety of tastes our guests are sure to love. And with our Sweet ‘N Spicy Wings recently becoming the highest-performing product since the Chicken Sandwich, we are beyond excited to unveil this full lineup.

Last month, Popeyes partnered with condiments producer Truff to launch the Spicy TRUFF Chicken Sandwich.