Juicy. Tender. Crunchy. Golden. Flavorful.
It has been more than a year since Popeye’s chicken sandwich took the country by storm, but it set off a trend landslide that has proved to have serious staying power. Already in 2021, several national concepts have launched their own version of this classic sandwich. But fear not, there’s still plenty of room to play with this dish. Garnishes, sauces, and even marinades can take a chicken sandwich to the next level. Play with pickled flavors, like pickled red onions, or global flavors, such as gochujang. Try adding less familiar flavors, such as chimichurri, to this familiar sandwich to offer customers a safe way to try something new.