Is the Popeyes Chicken Sandwich really worth the hype?

Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

Hey flock! Remember how I promised a food review today on my St. Paddy’s Day post? Notice how it no longer says that in the article?

See, the original review for today was a dine-in restaurant special. However, since all restaurants have been mandated as take-out only by the State of New York, I felt it would’ve been a terrible idea to share that.

So, instead we’re going through the drive-thru to get some Popeyes. Specifically, they’re hyped chicken sandwich that broke the internet last year.

If you’re unfamiliar with the chicken sandwich war, there’s a massive argument that Popeyes sandwich is better than the reigning champion Chik-Fil-A.

But is it?

The sandwich is different than any other chicken sandwich I’ve had before. The batter is actually biscuit batter, giving it a unique texture and flavor. It feels intensely Southern, like grits or the banjo.

Personally, I thought it was a little bland, but that’s not a bad thing in the fast-food universe of salty chicken.

But is this sandwich truly better than Chik-Fil-A? Unfortunately I am not the person to answer that. Why not?

Because I think Chik-Fil-A is a mediocre sandwich.

Now, I don’t base my opinion of the sandwich on their owner’s anti-LGBTQ+ stance. I’m basing this entirely on the fact that the Chik-Fil-A chicken sandwich is absolutely, without a doubt, mediocre. The amount of hype around their sandwiches are obscene. People wait in line in Cheektowaga for a *short* 30 minutes for a sandwich. It’s like Tim Horton’s coffee (which is also overrated).

Okay, now that I’ve irked both my Southern and my Canadian followers, let’s get back to the Popeyes sandwich.

It’s different. It tastes like a biscuit, which puts it on a different standard than Chik’s. This completely comes down to taste. Except the roll. Popeyes has a much better roll. The piece of chicken itself is also very tender, so that’s a bonus.

Now, I’m a person who thinks that those frozen chicken patties from Burger King are the Bee’s Knees, so I’m a bad critic for this kind of thing (but seriously, where’s my Spicy Chicken Jr. squad at?) I’m also from WNY, which means I can get a chicken cutlet sandwich, a chicken parm sandwich, and a Buffalo chicken sub that I’d prefer over Southern fried chicken.

So, is Popeyes worth the hype? If you’re looking for a biscuit-battered, juicy piece of Southern Chicken on a fantastic roll, this is your answer.

-Sheepie ❤

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