Burger King Hand-breaded Crispy Chicken Sandwich screenshot from Rhody Foody

In February, before the country had been fully affected by the shutdown nationwide I had received a interesting tip from a trusted source. They told me that Burger King was testing hand-breaded crispy chicken sandwiches.

The source said specifically that Burger King would be launching Popeyes fried chicken sandwich in its restaurants. While that does sound kinda wacky and a bit out there, I believed it.

The Popeyes fried chicken sandwich fervor was still in full effect so it made sense they would a run at their own version.

Also, Burger King and Popeyes have the same parent company and they have a shared headquarters a few miles from my home. It appeared to be a totally plausible but odd addition to their menu.

BURGER KING OBLONG CHICKEN SANDWICH

Burger King Oblong Chicken Sandwich
Last time I ate this version of the Burger King Chicken Sandwich was December 6th, 2014

Burger King has tried out various crispy chicken sandwiches over the years, but nothing has connected with the public as of late.

For years, that oblong breaded chicken sandwich was one of Burger King’s most craveable items. It launched way back in 1979 on their menu. Their OG chicken sandwich still looks and tastes pretty much the same.

Burger King Chicken Sandwich Ad from the Los Angeles Times 10-8-79
Burger King Chicken Sandwich Ad from the Los Angeles Times 10-8-79

BACK IN THE THICK OF THINGS

Now, it looks like they are seriously looking at becoming a player in the now oversaturated space of excellent breaded chicken sandwiches in the fast-food world.

Upon first look at Burger King’s Hand-Breaded Crispy Chicken Sandwich, you’d think you were looking at a sibling, if not a close cousin of the now-famous Popeyes Fried Chicken Sandwich.

Since I haven’t tasted it, I can’t speak to what the breading is like. There is, however, a Savory Sauce in place of mayonnaise.

These are three different versions in test mode in Arizona & Rhode Island. I’m kinda shocked that a spicy version is not one of the three.

  1. The original Hand-Breaded Crispy Chicken Sandwich with pickle & savory sauce for $3.89
  2. Hand-Breaded Lettuce & Tomato Crispy Chicken Sandwich with pickle, savory sauce, lettuce & tomato for $4.49
  3. Hand-Breaded Cheddar Bacon Crispy Chicken Sandwich with pickle, savory sauce, cheddar, & bacon for $5.49


Food vlogger theendorsement was the first to break the news and has since tried all three versions.
Rodrickeats, another vlogger, followed suit but has only eaten the cheddar bacon version. Both fellas seemed to enjoy what they tried, which is promising if the hand-breaded crispy sandwich ever launches nationwide.

You can watch their entire videos talking up the new sammy below plus mukbanger *Rhody Foody.

THE ENDORSEMENT TRIES ALL THREE

RODRICK EATS GOES CHEDDAR BACON

RHODY FOODY DOES THE LETTUCE & TOMATO

*The picture of Burger King’s hand-breaded crispy chicken sandwich is a screenshot from Rhody Foody’s vlog.

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