The Chicken Sandwich Debate

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Closest location: 4140 Merle Hay RD., Des Moines, IA 50310

Cost: Original chicken sandwich-$3.99

Calories: 699 calories. 380 (54 percent) calories come from fat.

What comes on it? Two pickles, your choice of mayo or the spicy Cajun sauce, and a crispy chicken breast on a brioche bun.

First impression: When I first took a bite, I immediately tasted the flavors and spices in the mayo and chicken. It was so hot my nose was running.The sandwich was very big. It’s almost like you just ate a full course meal. The sandwich is very fulfilling.

What I wish would have been better: The sandwich could have had a little bit more sauce on it. I also wish there was a combo so you don’t have to pay for a full price drink and fries.

Final thoughts: The Popeyes chicken sandwich is very tasty. The price of the sandwich is affordable and it’s very fulfilling. This chicken sandwich is most definitely now one of my favorite items at Popeyes.


Closest location: 4040 Merle Hay RD., Des Moines, IA 50310

Cost: Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich- $3.69

Calories: 440 calories.18 grams of fat.

What comes on it? Chicken breast fried in peanut oil, with two pickles, on a gluten-free bun.

First impression: When I saw the sandwich, I thought to myself big, causing the sandwich to look unstable. I took a bite of it and it tasted kind of dry. It has flavor but I’d prefer the spicy sandwich because it gives the sandwich more flavor. The bread was very soft.

What I wish would have been better: I wish their Chick-fil-A sauce was regularly put on the sandwich instead of having to ask for multiple sauces. The sauce makes the sandwich taste way better by making it less dry.

Final thoughts: The Chick-fil–A chicken sandwich is very good. Overall I think the Chick-fil-A sauce makes the sandwich good. Bon Appetit.