News – “We tried fried chicken sandwiches from every major fast-food chain — and the winner surprised us” – We’re living in the great golden age of the chicken sandwich.

Fried chicken sandwiches are popping up on more menus across the country, according to data from the menu research firm Datassential. 

Chick-fil-A has transformed from a regional chain to a national chicken powerhouse, generating nearly $8 billion in revenue in 2016. 

Restaurant chains that aren’t even known for chicken are looking to poultry to appeal to more consumers, and in turn, boost sales, Nation’s Restaurant News reported.  

McDonald’s completely overhauled its chicken sandwich, and Shake Shack unveiled its own, well-reviewed version in 2016. David Chang fanned the flames with the chicken-sandwich-focused Fuku, the most hyped addition to the trendy Momofuku empire.

In light of this crispy, golden renaissance, we decided to gather the chicken sandwiches from major fast-food chains and see which ones are worth it — and which ones are better left untouched.

For this taste-test showdown, we got sandwiches from 11 major fast-food chains: McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, Arby’s, Dairy Queen, Bojangles’, Raising Cane’s, Zaxby’s, Church’s, KFC, and Chick-fil-A.

Of all the sandwiches, KFC’s flavors and quality seemed to shine through: a beacon of crispiness and depth. And even though it has bacon and cheese added on (what is this, a wannabe club sandwich?), the Colonel’s mysterious seasoning gives it the best taste and crunch. But, I have to say — Chick-fil-A’s simple, modest, classic sandwich is almost always a winner and pleases even the pickiest of palates.

No surprise that Chick-fil-a is the winner here, I will say that this was a really informative list for me because I didn’t know KFC’s sandwich was slappin like that. They actually mentioned a couple of sandwiches being decent that I wouldn’t have thought to try. Looks like I have some research of my own to do.

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