Chick-fil-A is finally bringing back a menu item that customers have been begging the chain to resurrect

Chick-fil-A’s Smokehouse BBQ Bacon Sandwich. Hollis Johnson

Chick-fil-A is bringing a beloved menu item back for the summer.

On Monday, the chain is rolling out the Smokehouse BBQ Bacon Sandwich at locations across the US. The sandwich – which debuted in summer 2017 – will be available until late August.

“There was some pent-up demand to bring it back – and so we’re bringing it back,” Amanda Norris, the executive director of Chick-fil-A’s menu, told Business Insider.

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Chick-fil-A’s Smokehouse BBQ Bacon Sandwich. Hollis Johnson

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Looking through social media, it is clear that customers have been clamoring for the return of the sandwich.

Business Insider’s Hollis Johnson reviewed the Smokehouse BBQ Bacon Sandwich when it debuted in 2017, calling it a “fantastic seasonal sandwich.”

“The expertly grilled chicken combined with tangy barbecue sauce and sweet, salty bacon evokes sunny, smokey, lazy summer days with the grill fired up and the suntan lotion slathered on,”Johnson wrote. “A major sweet and salty combination is in play, and it’s hard to beat that when it’s done right.”

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Chick-fil-A is also debuting the new Strawberry Passion Tea Lemonade on Monday as a summer beverage. The drink combines Chick-fil-A’s classic lemonade, unsweetened iced tea, and strawberry-passionfruit flavoring.