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I am a big fan of chicken. And as a chicken enthusiast, I wanted to find the best chicken sandwich in our city. First I went to Popeyes, but I was disheartened to discover that the Popeyes chicken sandwich was not available and will return by 2020. In the face of a crisis, I ventured to a different location: KFC.
Upon my arrival, the employees were very helpful. We ordered the Crispy Colonel Sandwich, which came with fried chicken breast, mayo, and pickles on a bun. The sandwich costs $3.99 and comes in three different flavors: Smoky Mountain Barbecue, Georgia Gold, and Nashville Hot. As part of the $5.00 fill-up deal at KFC, I also received a side, a drink, and a cookie. I was disappointed when I opened my sandwich to find mayo in it, since I specifically asked for no mayo. Also, the pickle overpowered the flavor of the chicken. Nonetheless, I did enjoy the taste of the chicken, and I would order it again. For the price and the amount of food, it's a good deal. Others shared similar sentiments.
“I wanted to like the KFC sandwich, but it was dry and too fried. Even with the mayo it was still dry,” said Isabella Villerreal (11).
Next, I went to my local Chick-fil-A. The employees were friendly and quick to bring out my meal. I ordered the original chicken sandwich, a $3.05 meal that consists of fried chicken breast and pickles on a buttery bun. The combo was $5.95, including waffle fries fries and a drink. I noticed that the Chick-fil-A sandwich was less fried, the pickles were thinner, the chicken was juicier, and the buttery bread really complimented the chicken. My only complaint↕—without one of the sauces, the sandwich itself may taste bland.
“I liked the Chick-fil-A sandwich better because the pickles were thinner and the chicken were juicer. I thought the sandwich didn’t need to have sauce like the KFC sandwich did,” said Jared Hinojosa (12)
In comparing the chicken sandwiches from these two well known chicken restaurants, there is no question that Chick-fil-A had the best combination of taste and texture. Even though there is some die-hard KCF lovers, in the great sandwich war Chick-fil-A won, KFC came close, and Popeyes left everyone hanging.
~Connie Wiggins- Assistant Editor-in-Chief