If beef is when you need two gats to go to sleep, then what's this?
Once Chick-Fil-A started to venture out of the South, it put the chicken sandwich game in a chokehold. Yet this month, Popeyes decided to get into the field by re-rocking Chick-Fil-A's signature chicken sandwich to create a version that mirrors the competition. Popeyes even copied the folded, aluminum lined bag Chick-Fil-A uses to keep its sandwiches hot.
The hype of this direct competition has prompted people to flock to their nearest Popeye's to see if it's as good as Chick-Fil-A. To the surprise of many customers, Popeyes chicken sandwich wasn't a poorly put together knockoff, and it's cheaper than the Chick-Fil-A sandwich at some locations.
This forced Chick-Fil-A to send shots at the chain while maintaining its nice, Christian image.
That subtweet was the first shot in this unofficial chicken conflict as Popeyes responded.
Now people are picking sides between the two fast food chains.
With all the attention surrounding this sandwich squabble, Zaxby's is probably crying in a corner for failing to see how profitable non-regional chicken can be. Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits also got into the mix with a tweet plugging their chicken sandwich.
Everybody around here knows the best chicken sandwich is a chicken biscuit. pic.twitter.com/T3fH1mA2B6— Bojangles' (@Bojangles1977) August 19, 2019
Wendy's and Shake Shack also couldn't resist the opportunity to get involved either. Check out their tweets below.
Y’all out here fighting about which of these fools has the second best chicken sandwich. pic.twitter.com/4v9RJFgy0T— WENDY'S SPICY NUGGETS ARE BACK!!! (@Wendys) August 19, 2019
If you're lookin' for a chicken sandwich (without the beef 😉), you know where to find us. pic.twitter.com/2wtV2POvFf— SHAKE SHACK (@shakeshack) August 19, 2019
Things even got heated with Wendy's and Popeyes taking shots at each other.
lol, guess that means the food’s as dry as the jokes https://t.co/aX3XnRunNW— WENDY'S SPICY NUGGETS ARE BACK!!! (@Wendys) August 20, 2019