Chick-Fil-A And Popeyes Are Officially In A Chicken Sandwich Twitter War

Chick-fil-A might be America's most popular fast food restaurant, but it looks like Popeyes isn't going to cede the chicken crown without a fight. Popeyes recently rolled out a chicken sandwich of their own which looks strangely familiar... it comes on a toasted, buttered brioche bun, and is topped with pickles, just like Chick-fil-A's popular menu item. Chick-fil-A, of course, immediately responded by doing what you do if you're a fast food restaurant in 2019 — they jumped right on Twitter and started a chicken beef (although one apparently not involving their famous spokescows).

Chick-fil-A's first shot fired in the chicken sandwich war: a tweet which simply read: "Bun + Chicken + Pickles = all the [love] for the original."

Popeyes' response was even shorter, if not sweeter: "...y'all good?" Needless to say, the commenters were quick to take sides, with Team Chick-fil-A being all for tradition and also the famous Chick-fil-A sauce, but Team Popeyes praising the new sandwich's spicy seasoning and also pointing out the fact that you can get their sandwich on a Sunday, is something you can't do at Chick-fil-A.

Of course it wouldn't be a fast food Twitter war without other restaurants chiming in: Shake Shack reminded everybody, "If you're lookin' for a chicken sandwich (without the beef), you know where to find us," while Boston Market decided to go all non-sequitur, taking on Chick-fil-A's recent introduction of a new mac and cheese side instead, tweeting, "Customer: Can I get something like Boston Market mac & cheese but mediocre? Other guys: My pleasure." And, of course, Wendy's also had something to say, trolling, "Y'all out here fighting about which of these fools has the second best chicken sandwich." Savage. 

So who's winning the chicken sandwich war? Well, the Twitter battle rages on, and the memes just keep coming. It is worth mentioning, however, that several reviewers have found Popeyes sandwich to be superior, noting that it is larger (and cheaper), has thicker, crunchier chicken, and is generally more flavorful. Maybe Popeyes is onto something.

No matter who wins this war, though, it's at least a great excuse to do as the spokescows are always advising us to do, and "Eat Mor Chikin."