Chicken Tenders Revolution
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Who makes the best chicken tenders? Who cares, you say? The Chicken Tender Revolution is here, don’t believe it? Next time you’re at a restaurant, there will be some version of boneless chicken on the menu.

Remember when you were looked at with a sour face if you ordered chicken tenders or chicken strips at a restaurant? Or the “that’s for kids,” isn’t it comments your parents muttered under their breath. It didn’t stop me from eating and enjoying them.

What about you?

Luckily, we are now in a chicken tender renaissance period. Chicken tenders or tendies aren’t new, but their popularity is a natural evolution linked to chicken nuggets’ rise in the 1980s. The history of Chicken Tenders can be traced to a spot called Spanky’s in Savannah, Georgia. I’ve never been, but I do know that they are still open for business.

The future for breaded boneless chicken is bright now that restaurant concepts revolve around them. We don’t need to get that unapproving look any longer since everyone is in on the secret. When you can find popcorn chicken ready to eat at Walmart, you know things have changed.

Below is a small list of the chicken tenders (tendies), chicken strips, chicken fingers, and boneless chicken bites that I’ve eaten over the last ten years. Please note that I make no mention of the sauces, and that’s cause they deserve their own separate post.

Specialty Chicken Tender Joints

Chicken Tenders Chain Restaurants

More Great Chicken Tenders

Where To Get Great Chicken Tenders

A&W Burgers Chicken Floats
114 Towne Center Dr.
Lexington, Kentucky
Big Pink
157 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, Florida
Boyce General Store
10551 Woodburn Allen Springs Road
Alvaton, Kentucky
The Cafe 72
7201 NW 36th Street
Miami, Florida
Caporal Chicken
14616 SW 8th Street
Miami, Florida
Carolina Ale House
6810 SW 40th Street
Miami, Florida
Champy’s Fried Chicken
526 E ML King Boulevard
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Chefs on the Run
10 E Mowry Drive
Homestead, Florida
461 N Central Avenue
Hapeville, Georgia
Chicken Guy
1506 E Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Crackers Casual Dining
78 Canal Street
Miami Springs, Florida
Dyer’s Burgers
205 Beale Street
Memphis, Tennessee
Eats & Treats
9211 Cypress Lake Drive
Fort Myers, Florida
Gilbert’s 17th Street Grill
1821 Cordova Road
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1818 W Tennessee Street
Tallahassee, Florida
Hall’s Original Drive-In
1502 Bluffton Road

Fort Wayne, Indiana
Hattie B’s Hot Chicken
5209 Charlotte Pike
Nashville, Tennessee
Huey Magoo’s
1268 Beville Road
Daytona Beach, Florida
720 NW 37th Avenue
Miami, Florida
Latin House
8695 SW 124th Avenue
Miami, Florida
Metro Diner
3302 Hendricks Avenue
Jacksonville, Florida
Miller’s Ale House
3271 NW 87th Avenue
Doral, Florida
10121 W Flagler Street
Miami, Florida
Pollo Campero
2800 SW 8th Street
Miami, Florida
1501 NW 20th Street
Miami, Florida
Publix Supermarkets
5715 NW 7th Street
Miami, FL 33126
Raising Cane’s
10 E 11th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio
Starlite Diner & Coney Island
1500 Center Road
Burton, Michigan
1107 N Ponce De Leon Boulevard
St. Augustine, Florida
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