I know that some of you are quite literally ready to put a rubber band around my scrotum and use my ball sack as a speed bag like you’re Gyllenhaal in Southpaw, but just hold on one fucking minute. I’m answering the question right now of what restaurant I think has the best chicken sandwich, NOT which restaurant is better. So for everyone getting ready to throw Chick-fil-A sauce covered hands with me just listen up first.
I truly do believe that Chick-fil-A is a better restaurant than Popeyes. Their nuggets, tenders, milk shakes, fries – pretty much everything they have is better than what is served at the beloved Louisiana kitchen-style restaurant. That does not, however, include the chicken sandwich. When comparing a chicken sandwich from Popeyes and a chicken sandwich from Chick-fil-A it’s a pretty easy decision. Chick-fil-A’s are tasty, sure, but they’re not all that crispy, the bun is usually soggy, and you have to go through the hassle of putting sauce on it. Popeyes chicken sandwiches, however, are significantly better due to how crispy they are, the special little sauce they put on it, and the biggest difference: the brioche bun. It really changes the whole feel of the sandwich from a fast-food quick stop to a luxury fried food dinner. I challenge any of you to have the two sandwiches side by side and disagree with anything that I said.
I just want to make this clear: I am not shitting on Chick-fil-A. I love that place. I love it like Tim Hawkins loves it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsJHqstPuNo
But if I’m going looking for a chicken sandwich, and I don’t want fries or a cookies and cream milkshake with it, then I’d be an idiot to go anywhere except Popeyes. It’s just scientifically better, and if you give it the fair shot that it deserves, you’ll know I’m right. Look at the picture on the blog for Christ’s sake.