Holidays. Sporting Events. The debut of the "Cats" trailer. In these times of strife and divide, there are still moments that come to unite all parts of the country. And now there is a new association that binds our shared land together: a fast-food chicken sandwich.
But it's not just any fast food chicken sandwich – at least according to the internet – it's Popey's recently released chicken sandwich.
It's hard to believe that it took this long-time Cajun restaurant to stick a slice of its boneless chicken between two pieces of bread. Maybe they were afraid the world was not prepared for their power. Maybe they were right, since reactions since the sandwich's debut have ranged from ecstatic and simply adorable to angry and frustrated because Popey's locations have been crammed with absurdly long lines and sudden sandwich shortages.
Some have even named the new one offering the best chicken sandwich out there – a bold statement considering Chick-fil-A has long claimed the title as the finest of fast-food chicken sandwiches.
Is Popeye & # 39; s Chicken Sandwich Really Best?
It was a claim that OnMilwaukee serving editor Lori Fredrich and I had to investigate myself. So she brought her well-developed culinary palate and food expert custom to the table; and I brought my empty stomach and arteries clogged from decades of late night fast food runs.
And after standing in line at Popeye's for just 50 minutes (!), We snagged both an original chicken sandwich (breaded boneless chicken, a slice of jam cucumber and a spread of mayo) as well as the spicy rendition. And we put them against both the original and spicy versions of Chick-fil-As's acclaimed chicken sandwich.
So is Popey's new sandwich really that good? Good enough to guarantee a wait of almost an hour? And does it deserve to be crowned as the new chicken master?
Let's dig in and find out!