The newest debate within the fast-food world has broken out between Popeyes and Chick-fil-A. Social media has been ridden with the question of which restaurant chain has the better chicken sandwich. Chick-fil-A has always been a popular location to eat and is famous for its classic chicken sandwich. The Popeye’s chicken sandwich was released Aug. 16th and comes in both original and spicy like its competitor, the Chick-fil-A sandwich. Popeye’s new sandwich overwhelmed the company upon release and caused several locations to have shortages and eventually run out of the popular sandwich. According to ABC7 Eyewitness News, a group of people in Houston attempted to storm into their local Popeye’s while armed, after they were told that the new sandwich was sold out. People have clearly been eager to try the sandwich after seeing all of the posts about it on social media. Other news sources in multiple areas have also reported similar incidents. Many people seemed to be torn on which sandwich was better than the other. Social media was flooded with different opinions on which restaurant had the best chicken sandwich. I asked a group of 25 people who have tried both sandwiches and asked them which option they believed was better. Twelve people chose the Popeye’s sandwich and 12 thought the Chick-fil-A sandwich was better. Looking at the health aspect of the two sandwiches, there is close to a 300-calorie difference in between the two. The two choices differ and have some unique attitudes of their own. The Chick-fil-a chicken sandwich costs $3.05 and sits at a caloric intake of 440 calories. The Popeye’s sandwich costs $3.99 and holds close to 700 calories.
“I thought the Popeye’s sandwich was bigger and that I was getting more for my money,” said Lauren Schmitt, a Popeye’s customer.
“I’ve always been a fan of Chick-fil-A. I go there all of the time and always get the chicken sandwich. I wanted to try the Popeye’s sandwich because I saw it all over Twitter. I liked the Chick-fil-A sandwich better even though everyone else seemed to like the Popeye’s sandwich,” said Maci Brom, a Chick-fil-A customer.
“I personally thought that the Popeye’s sandwich was bigger and crispier and just overall had a better taste,” said Jackson Marks, a Popeye’s customer.
If you’re wanting to try the Popeye’s sandwich, it’s available in a few locations, but is expected to be returning to all restaurant locations soon. The Terre Haute location should be seeing the sandwich return soon.