Popeyes reintroduced their chicken sandwich in our local area recently. I happen to be nearby one day as I was getting my car worked on and had enough time to walk and fetch myself some lunch.
I arrived just before 11am and there was already a line out the door for this very small Vista, CA eatery. I listened as the orders were being called. I heard many, if not most, for the chicken sandwich. I have been reading recently that the new Popeyes Chicken Sandwich was super popular . . . and much better than chicken sandwiches offered most anywhere else. Popeyes has even triggered an all-out Chicken Sandwich war between fast-food rivals. It may be interesting to see how it plays out.
Popeyes offers this statement about their Chicken Sandwich “A tender all-white meat chicken breast fillet, marinated in an authentic blend of Louisiana seasonings, then hand battered and breaded in our all new buttermilk coating. Served with crisp barrel cured pickles and Classic or Spicy Mayonnaise, served on a warm and toasted buttery brioche bun.”
I ordered my Chicken Sandwich with the spicy mayonnaise which I will start a culinary trend by calling it a “spicy aioli” just to help throw off any competition. Popeyes Chicken Sandwich was a good sandwich and well worth all of the hype. I have always preferred Popeyes spicy chicken over KFC, but their locations are not nearly as abundant or convenient, so I don’t get to enjoy Popeyes as I would care to. Next time I will order the sandwich without any mayo . . . or in this case, aioli.
Without a doubt, this sandwich puts all to shame, including Chick-fil-a, whom I’ve never really been a fan, and have never figured out ‘why’ those sandwiches were such a ‘thing’. Perhaps Chick-fil-a will someday be less available than it already is.
The Chicken Sandwich may have started somewhere else, . . . but it really begins here at Popeyes.