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Title: Chicken Sandwich Wars
Post by: steve58 on September 10, 2019, 03:44:31 PM
I was (and still am) a fan of the Chick-Fil-A Spicy Chicken Deluxe :notworthy:.  I always (well not always, but sometimes) wondered why Popeyes never had a chicken sandwich.  So when they introduced one last month, I had to go try it.  I managed to get 3 (I think) of the Spicy version over a 3-4 week period before they ran out >:(.  I probably need to eat a few dozen more :D to see if it can knock Chick-Fil-A off my personal favorite list.

So, which one is your favorite?  Popeyes, Chick-Fil-A, or some other local/chain?
Title: Re: Chicken Sandwich War 2019
Post by: al_infierno on September 10, 2019, 04:14:50 PM
The new Popeyes sandwich has been completely sold out everywhere I've gone to in the Bay Area ever since it was announced, so I'm of the impression that it's being artificially hyped up.  They already had a po boy sandwich for years, how much different and better can the new one really be?

Chick-Fil-A is still the king of fast-food chicken sandos IMO.
Title: Re: Chicken Sandwich War 2019
Post by: Barthheart on September 10, 2019, 05:10:53 PM
Wendy’s spicy chicken sandwich is my favourite. The only one that I’ve found that is actually spicy.

Wait... do you guys have Wendy’s down there?
Title: Re: Chicken Sandwich War 2019
Post by: Staggerwing on September 10, 2019, 05:24:03 PM
Plenty of them there Wendy's down here in Nuevo Inglaterra.
Title: Re: Chicken Sandwich War 2019
Post by: JasonPratt on September 10, 2019, 05:51:49 PM
Note to self: try the Popeye's chicken sandwich asap... (I keep forgetting it's there, and I'm not near one usually.)

Chik's chicken is great, no doubt, but Pop's for me is better. Also, their biscuits are epic, whereas Fil-A has...... soggy waffle fries.  :buck2:

Then again, CFA has their lemonade (and related products, like cheesecake)!  :bd:

But Pop has Po Boys, including crawfish in season (usually November).

....it's probably just as well that I don't live near anything other than a Subway with a Pizza Pro tacked on. That's more than enough for me.  :hide:
Title: Re: Chicken Sandwich War 2019
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on September 10, 2019, 06:24:53 PM
Went off the keto diet today to try out Popeye's.  There's only one in the greater Vancouver area but it is reasonably close to my place.  I suspect because it's in Canuckistan but the menu was limited and the new sandwich was not available.  What they did have was pretty much bog standard fast food.  Breaded chicken meat that was stringy and thin.  Was not impressed at all.
Title: Re: Chicken Sandwich War 2019
Post by: Staggerwing on September 10, 2019, 07:51:40 PM
How long've you been on the keto diet SDR? Any notable results yet?
Title: Re: Chicken Sandwich War 2019
Post by: jamus34 on September 11, 2019, 08:04:23 AM
Not a sammich but my personal favorite was Wendy’s spicy chicken nuggets.

Wendy’s spicy chicken sammich is also good but they put schtuff on it (mayo, lettuce, tomato)

Haven’t tried the Popeyes yet.
Title: Re: Chicken Sandwich War 2019
Post by: Sir Slash on September 11, 2019, 08:58:52 AM
Chik-Fil-A for me though I have not tried Popeyes. Wendy's is good too and I hear that KFC has a good chicken sandwich as well. I like my fried chicken on a plate, un-covered by bread, with a bone in it like God intended it to be.  :dreamer:
Title: Re: Chicken Sandwich War 2019
Post by: JasonPratt on September 11, 2019, 09:34:06 AM
You can get bone-in chicken at Popeyes.
Title: Re: Chicken Sandwich War 2019
Post by: al_infierno on September 11, 2019, 11:09:16 AM
I don't think Popeyes does the po boy anymore.  It was replaced by the new sando :(
Title: Re: Chicken Sandwich War 2019
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on September 11, 2019, 12:31:57 PM
How long've you been on the keto diet SDR? Any notable results yet?

Year and a half with breaks thrown in every 6-8 weeks.   Lost 45 lbs in 3 months and have been stable since.
Title: Re: Chicken Sandwich War 2019
Post by: JasonPratt on September 11, 2019, 02:31:51 PM
I don't think Popeyes does the po boy anymore.  It was replaced by the new sando :(


gasssssssp! --- HERESY!!  >:(

{checks last time I even walked into a Popeyes}{let alone bought a po boy}
Title: Re: Chicken Sandwich War 2019
Post by: SirAndrewD on September 11, 2019, 03:10:11 PM
I'll just leave this here...

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1121910/I_Love_You_Colonel_Sanders_A_Finger_Lickin_Good_Dating_Simulator/
Title: Re: Chicken Sandwich War 2019
Post by: Gusington on September 11, 2019, 03:48:32 PM
 :2funny:
Title: Re: Chicken Sandwich War 2019
Post by: Martok on September 11, 2019, 05:00:40 PM
Steam:  The poster child for not giving a f***. 
Title: Re: Chicken Sandwich War 2019
Post by: SirAndrewD on September 11, 2019, 05:05:27 PM
Steam:  The poster child for not giving a f***.

It's pretty much a paid KFC ad.   Actually literally, KFC is behind it.   It's at least free to play!
Title: Re: Chicken Sandwich War 2019
Post by: Staggerwing on September 11, 2019, 05:48:00 PM
How long've you been on the keto diet SDR? Any notable results yet?

Year and a half with breaks thrown in every 6-8 weeks.   Lost 45 lbs in 3 months and have been stable since.

My keto achilles heel is IPA.  :(

Roughly how many calories a day have you been averaging?
Title: Re: Chicken Sandwich War 2019
Post by: Steelgrave on September 11, 2019, 06:43:53 PM
I'll just leave this here...

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1121910/I_Love_You_Colonel_Sanders_A_Finger_Lickin_Good_Dating_Simulator/

Wow....

Ok, so now I really HAVE seen everything.....
Title: Re: Chicken Sandwich War 2019
Post by: Sir Slash on September 11, 2019, 09:25:28 PM
Did we ever find out if, The Colonel, quit the army, or was thrown out?  :coolsmiley:
Title: Re: Chicken Sandwich War 2019
Post by: SirAndrewD on September 11, 2019, 09:46:20 PM
 
Did we ever find out if, The Colonel, quit the army, or was thrown out?  :coolsmiley:

Play the game.  It might come out in pillow talk.  :smitten:
Title: Re: Chicken Sandwich War 2019
Post by: Sir Slash on September 13, 2019, 08:41:57 PM
I hear he has Extra Crunchy Thighs.  ::)
Title: Re: Chicken Sandwich War 2019
Post by: steve58 on October 21, 2019, 02:38:49 PM
The Popeyes chicken sandwich is back?   I truly was not expecting it to reappear like this (https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/popeyes-chicken-sandwich-halloween-costume-yandy) :o.
Title: Re: Chicken Sandwich War 2019
Post by: Barthheart on October 21, 2019, 02:56:29 PM
 :DD YUM!  :bd:
Title: Re: Chicken Sandwich War 2019
Post by: airboy on October 21, 2019, 03:56:55 PM
How long've you been on the keto diet SDR? Any notable results yet?

Year and a half with breaks thrown in every 6-8 weeks.   Lost 45 lbs in 3 months and have been stable since.

Congratulations!
Title: Re: Chicken Sandwich War 2019
Post by: JasonPratt on October 21, 2019, 05:14:46 PM
They have a beyond burger costume, too. For some reason. https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/plant-based-beyond-burger-halloween-costume-yandy


.......wait.

Wait, the bottom part of the chicken sandwich costume reads "sold out".

That....... that has some unfortunate implications...!?!?
Title: Re: Chicken Sandwich War 2019
Post by: steve58 on November 12, 2019, 08:40:15 AM
Man the craze about Popeyes is getting out of hand.  This guy/ex-Popeye's employee is headed to jail for a long stretch.

https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/popeyes-woman-body-slammed

Title: Re: Chicken Sandwich War 2019
Post by: Gusington on November 12, 2019, 10:01:19 AM
Maybe that sandwich is indeed tasty enough to get body slammed for.
Title: Re: Chicken Sandwich War 2019
Post by: Sir Slash on November 14, 2019, 09:21:01 PM
I know a guy that can get you all the Popeye's Chicken Sandwiches you want. He operates behind an abandoned Winn-Dixie, you pull-up to the trash can in front, drop your money wrapped inside a paper bag into it, then pull around behind the store with your headlights turned off. And whatever you do, stay in your car-- he will come to you. You OK with that?  :buck2:
Title: Re: Chicken Sandwich War 2019
Post by: steve58 on October 27, 2020, 04:10:43 PM
Chicken Sandwich Wars re-ignited??  A Wendys freebie...

Quote
From Oct. 26 through Nov. 8, Wendy’s fans can get their hands on a FREE Classic Chicken Sandwich with any purchase made through the mobile app OR in-restaurant,” Wendy’s said in a statement to TODAY Food.

“To make this promotion as juicy as the sandwich itself, Wendy’s is refreshing the offer each week — that means fans have the chance grab TWO free Classic Chicken Sandwiches before this deal ends.”

Wendy’s announced last week the sandwich, which sells for $4.99, was coming to menus in its restaurants.

https://www.today.com/food/wendy-s-giving-away-its-new-chicken-sandwich-free-t196273
https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/wendys-new-chicken-sandwich-free-giveaway
Title: Re: Chicken Sandwich War 2019
Post by: Sir Slash on October 27, 2020, 05:44:53 PM
I'm OK with that! Thanks for the heads-up Steve.  O0
Title: Re: Chicken Sandwich War 2019
Post by: JasonPratt on October 28, 2020, 02:27:02 PM
IT JUST SO HAPPENS THAT SINCE THE LAST WAR, A WENDYS OPENED UP LESS THAN THIRTY MINUTES AWAY FROM ME! :D :D :D

...not that a forty-minute round trip to eat at Wendys seems like a winning proposition. But we do pass by it with some frequency, including at meal time, so I'll keep this in mind.  O0


(Cue a memory of one of my urbanite friends snorfing about people in the country complaining about having to drive 45 minutes to go to the movie theater or eat out. ;) )
Title: Re: Chicken Sandwich Wars
Post by: steve58 on February 22, 2021, 03:00:27 PM
And we have a new entry into the CSWs...Taco Bell.  That actually looks...good. +1 for spicy  :coolsmiley:  Not sure my heart/veins will like it, but pretty sure the stomach will.

(http://a57.foxnews.com/static.foxnews.com/foxnews.com/content/uploads/2021/02/1862/1048/Crispy-Chicken-Sandwich-Taco_Spicy.jpg?ve=1&tl=1)

https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/taco-bell-debuts-chicken-sandwich-taco-because-hey-everyone-else-is
Title: Re: Chicken Sandwich Wars
Post by: al_infierno on February 22, 2021, 03:12:32 PM
I'm always very suspicious of fried (or breaded) chicken at non-chicken-specializing restaurants.
Title: Re: Chicken Sandwich Wars
Post by: Gusington on February 22, 2021, 03:13:09 PM
From where I am sitting right now, the above pic looks delicious.
Title: Re: Chicken Sandwich Wars
Post by: Sir Slash on February 22, 2021, 05:51:09 PM
I can't do Jalapenos. Not even little, cute friendly ones. They smile at me on the plate then turn into raging volcanoes once inside.  :hide:  Killer-penos might be more accurate.
Title: Re: Chicken Sandwich Wars
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 22, 2021, 06:07:16 PM
you people eat badly.
Title: Re: Chicken Sandwich Wars
Post by: steve58 on February 22, 2021, 06:20:21 PM
you people eat badly.

My bad eating counter balances my bad drinking.   :P
Title: Re: Chicken Sandwich Wars
Post by: Sir Slash on February 22, 2021, 10:05:08 PM
Well said!  :notworthy:
Title: Re: Chicken Sandwich Wars
Post by: jamus34 on February 23, 2021, 06:44:36 AM
I do like a good spicy chicken sammich.

We’ve been trying to go to Nashville for vacation twice now and both times didn’t work out. I don’t give an f about the music, I’m all about the eats. Hattie B’s is on my “must go” list.
Title: Re: Chicken Sandwich Wars
Post by: Sir Slash on February 23, 2021, 09:29:45 AM
Our local Publix has excellent Spicy Chicken Wings, nice and crispy, juicy, and not terribly expensive. The problem is they're SO spicy they kill my guts. No sauce on them but some kind of spicy pepper or something in the breading. They're hot while you're eating them but once inside, they become nuclear. Too bad cause I love 'em but can't eat them.  :'(
Title: Re: Chicken Sandwich Wars
Post by: Gusington on February 23, 2021, 09:51:50 AM
^That is the saddest post I have read this morning.
Title: Re: Chicken Sandwich Wars
Post by: steve58 on February 23, 2021, 10:45:09 AM
Our local Publix has excellent Spicy Chicken Wings, nice and crispy, juicy, and not terribly expensive. The problem is they're SO spicy they kill my guts. No sauce on them but some kind of spicy pepper or something in the breading. They're hot while you're eating them but once inside, they become nuclear. Too bad cause I love 'em but can't eat them.  :'(

I do love lots of spicy foods, but they don't necessarily like me.  I use lots of Pepcid.  :(
Title: Re: Chicken Sandwich Wars
Post by: 88mmkwk on February 23, 2021, 11:59:30 AM
OFF-TOPIC:  While it's not a sammich, these bad boys are what I hit up when I'm jonesing to sit in an ice water bucket later in the day...  And I maximize the pain scale by flipping the can upside down and shaking it first to bring Dante's inferno to the top of the can.... My stomach hates and curses out my taste buds...

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/5194B38jw1L.jpg)
Title: Re: Chicken Sandwich Wars
Post by: Sir Slash on February 23, 2021, 09:08:03 PM
There's a line about hot chili-pepper nuts there somewhere.  :coolsmiley:
Title: Re: Chicken Sandwich Wars
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 23, 2021, 10:53:14 PM
add a stout beer to the mix and problem solved
Title: Re: Chicken Sandwich Wars
Post by: Sir Slash on June 20, 2021, 08:58:58 PM
New Player in town, Burger King's "CH-KING". $5 Gets you either Regular or Spicy. Mediocre effort in my humble opinion sad to say.  :'(
Title: Re: Chicken Sandwich Wars
Post by: JasonPratt on June 23, 2021, 03:48:57 PM
Jack's introduced fried chicken last month, upon customer request (supposedly, or that's how it's being marketed) -- which I know about because a Jack's opened up about 15 minutes south of here back around January.

Mom and I tried their new fried chicken sandwich and... it was edible. Not bad, just edible. Lots of chicken meat, but white breast meat is hard to make tasty, and neither their bun nor their breading helps much. Comes standard with a couple of pickle slices, as with Chick-fil-a, which does admittedly help but it's no Chick-fil-a sandwich. I'd rather eat something else there in the future, but I do allow that it has a lot of meat for the money.

Still haven't gotten around to Wendy's new chicken sandwich, despite a new one of those opening up last year (bad timing!) about 25 minutes south of here, which I pass on a semi-regular basis -- though rarely by myself anymore, and Mom has no more interest in eating at Wendy's. Meanwhile, the local KFC on the corner, only a strong par 5 south of the new Wendy's, closed last year, so I haven't gotten their new sandwich either. The closest Popeyes is more than 45 minutes south, so still nothing from there yet either, though I'm very interested.

I used to love BK, but their food quality has been slowly dipping for a long time, and so I expect their entry in the chicken-sandwich war to be almost as tasteless as their marketing for the sandwich. ;) But I wouldn't be adverse to hearing better about it; the more good sandwiches in the world, chicken or otherwise, the better.