And the fast-food chain with the best fried chicken sandwich is …
At least according to USA TODAY’s unscientific Chicken Sandwich Bracket where 54% of the 5,062 votes cast in our Twitter poll were for Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A and 46% for Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen.
The fast-food chains that ruffled the first feathers in the great Chicken Sandwich War of 2019 faced off in the championship round of our Chicken Sandwich Bracket.
In the first round, the top seed Chick-fil-A easily took down KFC with more than 80% of the vote. Meanwhile, chicken sandwich newcomer Popeyes vanquished Wendy’s, capturing 69% of the vote, to set up the final round we all expected.
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This all started this month, when Popeyes rolled out its first nationwide chicken sandwich, much to the delight of nearly all its customers.
But the Chicken Sandwich War still rages on as not everyone who has wanted to try Popeyes new sandwich has been able to.
Throughout the nation, there have been news stories and social media reports of many Popeyes selling out of its New Orleans-style fried chicken on a bun. There have also been reports of consumers waiting on long lines to get the first taste.
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Contributing: Brett Molina
Follow USA TODAY reporter Kelly Tyko on Twitter: @KellyTyko