By Mike Thayer
There's been a chicken sandwich war going on in fast food, it started in 2019 and it's still going on today.
Shots fired! Chick-fil-A made headlines in 2019 becoming the third largest fast food chain, led with their classic chicken sandwich. Popeyes reacted by putting a new chicken sandwich on the menu and consumers went crazy over it, so crazy in fact, Popeyes ran out of ammo. Already armed with a spicy chicken sandwich, Wendy's entered the battlefield that year by bringing back their spicy chicken nuggets, fans of the item went in a Twitter frenzy.
Popeye's Chicken Sandwich has been so popular, it is now considered THE gold standard for a chicken sandwich. So how do all the other fast food joints stack up? In the name of 'food science' (cough), I intend to find out.
In this Chicken Sandwich War Challenge, sandwiches are evaluated and scored on the following criteria: Visual appeal, the meat, bun, meat to bun ratio, crunch factor, the pickle/mayo and of course, overall taste. There are 1-9 points available for each category for a total possible total score of 63.
Today I sampled Church's Chicken, chicken Sandwich.
Church's puts a big dent in Popeye's armor! Church's has put together a very fine sandwich, it's got excellent visual appeal, the chicken was juicy, tender and had a nice crunch. The meat to bun ratio was good, there was pickle in every bite and that bun!.... The brioche bun brushed with Church's honey butter makes this sandwich bun the best of the challenge so far. It's going to come down to the spreadsheet scorecard vs. Popeye's.....
I paid just $3.99 for my Church's Chicken, chicken sandwich and it scored 60 out of 63 possible points, a near perfect score and second best in the challenge. Yep, Popeye's is tops. Church's is right there with Popeye's but for the slightly smaller chicken breast and a mayo that's not quite as good. But you can't go wrong with this sandwich, it rocks and is very reasonably priced - Bachelor on the Cheap wallet friendly - and it's another dose of YUM! The Church's Chicken, chicken sandwich gets 5 out of 5 Bachelor on the Cheap stars. Repeat buy!
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