We Have a Winner! Barstool Sports Prez. Picks Chick-fil-A 'By Far' in the Great Chicken Sandwich War of 2019

Nick Kangadis | August 28, 2019
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It was always a race for second, but the media — most likely — has propped up Popeye’s new chicken sandwich just so they could try and take down the growing fast food juggernaut that is Chick-fil-A. One man dared do a blind taste test on the debated sandwiches, and his name is “El Presidente.”

For those that aren’t familiar, Barstool Sports founder Dave “El Presidente” Portnoy is typically known for doing pizza reviews all across the U.S., but usually in New York City. Because of his “refined” palette, Portnoy figured he would tackle the great chicken debate of 2019.

Portnoy put on a blindfold and was directed to a table which had chicken sandwiches from three different fast food chains on it. From there, Portnoy blind taste-tested sandwiches from Wendy’s, Popeye’s and Chick-fil-A.

Take a look for yourselves:


Before he could even finish chewing his first bite of the Chick-fil-A sandwich, Portnoy knew who was the clear winner — Chick-fil-A.

“Whatever that was,” Portnoy said while still blindfolded, “was by far — when I say by far — BY FAR the better chicken sandwich.”

Portnoy ranked the chicken sandwiches, with Chick-fil-A being number one, followed by Popeye’s in second and Wendy’s in third.

While this is just one man’s opinion of who makes the best fast food chicken sandwich, I can say, as someone who is more of a beef eater than chicken, that I’ve actually eaten all three chicken sandwiches at some point in time. I would tend to agree with the order that Portnoy gave in the video above.