Suddenly, chicken sandwiches are the hottest thing since all-marshmallow boxes of Lucky Charms — but they're far more controversial than sweet unicorns and rainbows. In case you missed it, the nation has been engaged in the #ChickenSandwichWars since Popeyes released a version that contains spicy breaded chicken, pickles, and a toasted brioche bun.
That all sounds innocent enough, but then the trolling began: Chick-fil-A took a jab at the Louisiana-based chain when it laid claim to the "original chicken sandwich," and Wendy's also threw some shade at the new sando on the block. It's heated indeed, and there's only one way to settle if Popeyes new sandwich is better than the others — by trying it. That is, if you can afford to wait.
Popeyes is selling out of the sandwich faster than you can say "extra pickles," and if you find a location that still has some in stock, you'll have to wait. Cynthia Bailey, her fiancée, Mike Hill, and the duo's respective daughters, Noelle and Kayla, recently discovered this for themselves.
In Instagram Stories documenting the action, The Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member shared that she and her crew waited for 45 minutes to pull up to the Popeyes drive-through. After plunking down $38 and testing the foods, the gang was ready to offer their reviews.
Mike Hill weighed in first with these tasting notes: "Very crunchy but it's very light — not as meaty. Seasoned very well ... they put the right amount of Adobo ... [It's] cooked well. Bun, even light, pickles in the right place ... Here's the thing: Is it worth waiting in line for 45 minutes? Hell no."
Kayla agreed with most of her pops' points. "I'm glad that Popeye's is open on Sunday and Chick-fil-A isn't, because I think once the hype dies down I'd rather go here for a chicken sandwich than Chick-fil-A. Everything my dad says, on point," she said.
Noelle, however, was slightly less impressed.
"It was not worth the wait," said Cynthia's mini-me.
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