Popeye’s: the best chicken sandwich?
By Jerrison Oracion, Senior Columnist
The internet has been talking and it’s all about chicken. Long lines at local Popeye’s chain restaurants are claiming that Popeye’s has the best chicken sandwich ever made. I was not expecting the chicken sandwich to receive so much hype, but Popeye’s did well on advertising since their return to the Tri-Cities. I found out about the sandwich on Twitter.
A chicken sandwich is one of my favourite sandwiches; I enjoy crispy, juicy chicken with delicious sauces and toppings. So, after their clever marketing, I went to my local Popeye’s in Port Coquitlam to find out what all the hype was about their chicken sandwich. When I arrived, there were no long lineups. I got a regular chicken sandwich with biscuits and a drink in the same amount of time it takes to get their Cajun chicken. The sandwich is available in regular, which is called the Creole Chicken Sandwich, and spicy which is called the Cajun Chicken Sandwich.
My Creole Chicken Sandwich had a crispy diamond-shaped chicken breast with lettuce, tomato, and a herb sauce on ciabatta bread. It tasted great.
The chicken was crunchy, and the herb sauce was the type of sauce that you would expect to find in a premium burger. Popeye’s chicken sandwich was one of the best chicken sandwiches, but it may not be the best chicken sandwich. I will be comparing it with other chicken sandwiches to find out what is the best chicken sandwich next week.