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Is this thing the Muhammad Ali of chicken sandwiches? Thats what I've heard so far. Chick-Fil-A and Wendy's had to chime in.

If so, I fully expect if I try to get one of these things on my cheat day, they'll b nice and out of em.
 
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My Darrell's Special with Extra Gravy and Heavy Special Sauce looks at this and just laughs...
Man, I haven't thought about Darrell's in a while. I make sure to drop by there every time I get back to Lake Chuck.
 
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They really played on the perceived "universal truth" that CFA has the best chicken sandwich ever made in the history of ever. It seems to have paid off mightily. And, again, I do love me some CFA, but it doesn't shock me that, with a little effort, another chain could rival them.
Controversial opinion (now, apparantly): CFA spicy chicken sandwich still the goat. No sauce needed. Couple that with the waffle fries and, well, back to the drawing board Popeye's.
 

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Tried it today and it is better than CFA easy. I’m almost positive it has MSG in it though. I was craving it and anything else salty after. Totally worth it though.
 

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man, the CFA sandwich isn't that great.

They are opening 15 here in the Greater Toronto Area in the next 5 years. The only one currently is out in Calgary, in the airport, apparently. And people are really, really excited about getting some Chick Fil A up here.

(Of course, you can also imagine that it's also being targeted for protests, too, because of its controversial stances and the robust nature of the city's LGBTQ community)

But I keep telling them that they are only going to set themselves up for disappointment. I mean, the sandwich is good but it's not that great and really has the title by default because there's nobody really focusing on making a real chicken sandwich.

Shake Shack, but there aren't as many locations. Wendy's does a decent one, but they have more of a menu.

The moment that someone that does *just* chicken and puts some time into it, it's not going to be hard to compete with the quality of the sandwich itself.

We went once this summer - and it happened to be on a really dumb day. We're walking into the restaurant on some random afternoon and see that it's just packed. More than usual. And people are wearing cow costumes and such. Apparently it was "dress like a cow and eat for free" day or some such.

It did *not* add to my Chick Fil A experience.

It's a slightly above mediocre sandwich. And their nuggets are really sad little things.
canada doing it wrong?
 

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They don't really have a spicy like the regular chicken. They spicy one just comes with a chipolte mayo instead of regular.
Big miss, there, IMO. Still a good sandwich though.
tried it tonight. much better than expected, but yes, if it was a spicy breast, even better.
 

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Controversial opinion (now, apparantly): CFA spicy chicken sandwich still the goat. No sauce needed. Couple that with the waffle fries and, well, back to the drawing board Popeye's.




The Chick Fil A spicy chicken sandwich is fine, but what you have to do is get two dipping sauces on the side, Buffalo and Ranch.. you pour the Buffalo sauce onto the chicken sandwich, then dip the fries in the Ranch to cool your palate after all the heat... and you have to get a lemonade.
 

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the more that I think about it, and the more it gets discussed, the more I realize how utterly marginal the Chick Fil A sandwich actually is

I keep seeing images plastered all over the internet of it, next to the Popeye's sandwich

And all I can think to myself is, "Won't someone adopt that poor, sad little, lonely sandwich? Otherwise, that poor, malnourished, gaunt, scrawny, emaciated little orphan bird pecked and scratched at her little patch of sand-ridden yard for nothing, eking out a withered existence for naught."

Won't somebody please think of the chickens?
 

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The Chick Fil A spicy chicken sandwich is fine, but what you have to do is get two dipping sauces on the side, Buffalo and Ranch.. you pour the Buffalo sauce onto the chicken sandwich, then dip the fries in the Ranch to cool your palate after all the heat... and you have to get a lemonade.
I like their lemonade. It's pretty sweet though, not really for everyone. If there was one complaint I have about CFA, it's that their chicken isn't as crispy as I'd like. Also, I like the buns they use for the club. I request the multigrain bun to go with the spicy deluxe. Better than the plain buns imo.

Our go to sauce is their CFA sauce. I dip my waffle fries in that, better than ketchup. CFA locations here are always clean, they are always polite and rarely get an order wrong, and when they do get it wrong, they'll often comp you a free sandwich for the next trip.

I know they get a lot of grief because of the religious roots and being closed on Sundays, but they're are well run franchise. That and they're pretty consistent from location to location. I haven't really been to a bad location yet.
 

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the more that I think about it, and the more it gets discussed, the more I realize how utterly marginal the Chick Fil A sandwich actually is

I keep seeing images plastered all over the internet of it, next to the Popeye's sandwich

And all I can think to myself is, "Won't someone adopt that poor, sad little, lonely sandwich? Otherwise, that poor, malnourished, gaunt, scrawny, emaciated little orphan bird pecked and scratched at her little patch of sand-ridden yard for nothing, eking out a withered existence for naught."

Won't somebody please think of the chickens?
CFA would like us to think of the cows. :hihi:
 

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