Taste Test: We settle the beef over who has the best chicken sandwich
There’s big-time beef happening. And it’s all over chicken, ironically enough.
The debut of Popeye’s new fried chicken sandwich was met not just with hearty enthusiasm by American consumers. It also kicked off what will surely be known one day as The Great Chicken Sandwich Wars of 2019.
It all began with a seemingly innocent tweet from Chick Fil-A, who many fast-food customers consider to have America’s greatest chicken sandwich.
Bun + Chicken + Pickles = all the ❤️ for the original. pic.twitter.com/qBAIIxZx5v
— Chick-fil-A, Inc. (@ChickfilA) August 19, 2019
Popeye’s Twitter account thought they might be feeling a little self-conscious.
… y’all good? https://t.co/lPaTFXfnyP
— Popeyes Chicken (@PopeyesChicken) August 19, 2019
Anyone familiar with the constant stream of snarkiness coming from the Wendy’s Twitter feed surely saw this coming….
Y’all out here fighting about which of these fools has the second best chicken sandwich. pic.twitter.com/4v9RJFgy0T
— WENDY'S SPICY NUGGETS ARE BACK!!! (@Wendys) August 19, 2019
From that point on, it was time to grab some popcorn, sit back and watch the comments fly! Popeye’s with the left jab!
Sounds like someone just ate one of our biscuits. Cause y’all looking thirsty. https://t.co/89eqI5vk2z
— Popeyes Chicken (@PopeyesChicken) August 20, 2019
Wendy’s with the comeback right hook!
lol, guess that means the food’s as dry as the jokes https://t.co/aX3XnRunNW
— WENDY'S SPICY NUGGETS ARE BACK!!! (@Wendys) August 20, 2019
We here at the TribLive Taste Test team decided we would take matters into our own hands. We went out and bought all three sandwiches, to determine which might emerge as the victor in The Great Chicken Sandwich Wars of 2019.
Unfortunately, our taste test revealed why this is such a heated debate in the first place: we couldn’t decide either!
Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Patrick at 724-850-2862, [email protected] or via Twitter .