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.
Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers cranks out some good fast food chow. I've never had their chicken sandwich before this challenge however, I usually order a double cheeseburger when I visit. Their fish sandwich, sold during the season of Lent is a repeat buy, so let's see how their Crispy Chicken Sandwich stacks up against their fast food competitors.
Freddy's makes good burgers, a good fish sandwich and their Crispy Chicken Sandwich does not disappoint! The sandwich scored well in all categories, juicy, nicely seasoned chicken, crunch in the breading, good meat to bun ratio, nicely toasted bun and pickle in every bite!
I paid about $10.00 for a combo meal, a bit on the higher end of fast food pricing, so not the cheapest fast food eats in town. The Freddy's Crispy Chicken Sandwich scored 53 out of a possible 63 points and is worthy of a repeat buy. With that score of 53 on the spreadsheet, I'm giving the sandwich 4 out of 5 Bachelor on the Cheap stars.
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