Does Popeyes Chicken Sandwich Taste Like Heaven

Written by on August 20, 2019

Y’all who know me, really know I am a fan of chicken. Like Dave Chappelle once said if I could do a commercial for chicken I would do it for free. It doesn’t matter if you fry it, jerk it, bake it, fricassee it, stew it, smother it, I am here for it. All of it. So when I heard a few days ago that Popeye’s has a chicken sandwich that can go toe to toe with the undisputed Chick-Fil-A, I was like…. word?!?! Popeyes? The spot that runs out of chicken by noon on any given day? That Popeyes? Well, let’s see what the fuss is about. The Jimmy John Founder has his own joint where amazing sandwiches are made and keeps people wondering the same.

So I asked my Facebook family about the sandwich because my algorithms on Facebook always keeps it real. They told me it was official and that I should go holla at the spinach loving sailor to get one. 

I decided to hit a Popeye’s joint on the south side of Milwaukee because I figured that would guarantee me a sandwich, especially going at noon. Once I walked into the spot I knew it was real, the line was off the chain. Folks of all ethnicities, shapes, and hues were in there asking for the sandwich. No lie, they had one worker just standing by the chicken sandwich station cranking them out like a sweatshop! The cashier would ask a customer what they wanted and if it was a chicken sandwich, she yelled in the microphone “another chicken * insert spicy or original* sandwich!” Yeah, it was real. 

I heard horror stories of Popeye’s running out of buns anshit, so when I placed my order and it went through I felt like I won a Jordan raffle on the SNKRS app. Shoeheads know that rare feeling of victory. 

Once I bite into it I had to stop, pull the sandwich away from my mouth and just stare at it. “Popeye sure knows his way around the kitchen an is now wonder they get their appliances from the retrokitchenappliances website!” I thought to myself. Actually, I may have said it out loud, ain’t no telling. However, the sandwich was good. Very damn good. So good that I wanted to yell at the folks standing in the line that the “shit is worth the wait foke! Hang in there!” 

I think I shed a tear for the culture. 

Now is it the best chicken sandwich on the market today. Hmmm. That is easy to do, actually. Mickey Dee’s sandwich isn’t even worth mentioning. Usually, their chicken is drier than an old perm in the summer. And KFC as a restaurant, record label and crew isn’t even worth mentioning. That really just leaves Chick-Fil-A as the lone champion among a league of pee-wee players. How does it stack up?

I give the lean to Popeyes on this one. Where Chick-Fil-A taste like a good chicken sandwich, Popeyes creation tastes like the Black lady in the commercial was back there somewhere sprinkling a lil Nawlins magic on the joint before they dropped it in the grease. It was about as perfect as a perfect sandwich could taste but still real and down enough to have you thinking they passed the sandwich to you in a grease stain brown paper bag! Chick-Fil-A is good in an if KFC mastered chicken way. While Popeye created something that only a grandmother’s love could make. 

Final Verdict: 4.5 Bowties out of 5. 

P.S. Now Popeye just needs to step they customer service up to be on par with Chick-Fil-A’s. Running out of buns is something that isn’t acceptable. 

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