Chicken Sandwich War – Popeyes vs. Whataburger

Ah, the chicken sandwich war. It was all the rage in 2020. Now, Texans throw down the Whataburger Spicy Chicken Sandwich.

Texans Take the Chicken Sandwich War Poll

Louisiana Senator John Kennedy once said in a wager, “Popeyes chicken sandwich is among the best fried chicken God ever put breath in.” Of course, he is from Louisiana where Popeyes is revered. And, of course, that was before Whataburger came out with their own Whataburger Spicy Chicken Sandwich.

So, the 2021 Chicken Sandwich War is now Popeyes vs. Whataburger. Will the Whataburger Spicy Chicken Sandwich be all the rage in Texas? Business Insider listed the Whataburger Spicy Chicken Sandwich as one of the most-loved fast-food releases of 2020.

The Back Story

In the first place, The back story: Whataburger introduced the “Spicy” chicken sandwich in September of 2020. It was such a hit they decided to keep it and put it on a brioche bun. The Whataburger sandwich is defined as a perfectly marinated, crispy chicken filet with fresh and cool lettuce, mayonnaise and pickles. Were they planning on throwing a dog in that chicken sandwich war fight for a long time?

Read the stories of people getting into violent fights and shotguns pulled when there was a shortage of the Popeyes chicken sandwich. I wonder if the new Whataburger spicy chicken will spark the same emotions? A chicken sandwich war is better than the other kind.

So, the Popeyes spicy chicken sandwich is also on a brioche bun with a crispy chicken filet with pickles and no lettuce. They put spicy mayonnaise on the spicy chicken sandwich. This sandwich is dubbed “the sandwich, the myth, the legend”. Popeyes sales increased 42% and became a game changer.

Infamous Popeyes Spicy Chicken Sandwich
Infamous Popeyes Spicy Chicken Sandwich

In conclusion, for Texans, Whataburger is not just a hamburger joint. It is tradition. It is part of the Texas family as a whole. Texans take prom pictures at Whataburger. True Story. Whataburger is ready to tangle with Popeyes in the 2021 chicken sandwich war. Tex.Org wonders….. Will Texans stay loyal to Whataburger? Will they discover or stay loyal to Popeyes? I wonder what Tito Rodriguez from Baytown will do? WWTD?

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