I’m sure by now you’ve heard about this new battle to determine the best fast-food fried chicken sandwich. Popeyes has introduced a sandwich that rivals Chick-fil-A — considered by many to be the best poultry between two slices of bread.
Popeyes locations across the country completely ran out of its new sandwich. The other night, I had a chance to witness the fowl frenzy for myself. As I rode past the location on North Tryon Street, cars were wrapped around the building, the parking lot was full and the restaurant was packed.
As a vegetarian, I’m not taking part in the madness. Don’t feel bad for me, though; Burger King just started serving Impossible Whoppers, a plant-based option, which I tried for the first time last week. I actually liked it.
To be honest, as a Black person, I cringe at the optics of us fighting over the best fried chicken, but I get it. Plus, it does seem like everyone is into trying the sandwich.
Have you tried it? Are you Team Chick-fil-A or Team Popeyes?
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