2019-2020 Commentary Slider — 10 December 2019
OHS Enters the Sandwich Wars

By Jalyn Jefferson and Kari McCoy

hick-fil-A feels a certain way about their secular competitor Popeyes' new menu addition, and I suppose it’s fair to understand why.Elise Wrabetz / NBC News; Chick-Fil-A; Popeyes

hick-fil-A feels a certain way about their secular competitor Popeyes’ new menu addition, and I suppose it’s fair to understand why.Elise Wrabetz / NBC News; Chick-Fil-A; Popeyes

In a recent O-High survey, a majority of the community members polled said that they prefer Chick-Fil-A chicken sandwiches rather than Popeyes chicken sandwiches.

People in our community thought Chick-Fil-A restaurants were more of a wholesome environment and all-around better. It all started when Popeyes came out with their chicken sandwich on Aug. 12, and all the chaos between the comparison of Chick-Fil-A and Popeyes  began. 

“I like Chick-Fil-A better,” said PHA sophomore Elijah Jones. “Chick-Fil-A is more cleaner and more of a family oriented environment.” 

Both sandwiches include fried chicken on a bun with pickles and mayonnaise. VAAMP sophomore Brianna Williams described the Chick-Fil-A sandwich as less greasy and flavorful, while the Popeyes sandwich “tastes likes your grandma from Texas made it who don’t care about your cholesterol and just wants you to eat good.” The Popeyes sandwich contains 42g of fat, compared to the Chick-Fil-A sandwiches 19.

The chicken sandwich fiasco is one of the most recent food fads that’s been happening. People in the O-High community feel like since the product came out, there has been more violence. 

In the poll taken at O-High 16 people were asked whether they liked Popeyes chicken sandwich or Chick-Fil-A. 12 people voted for Chick-Fil-A and 4 voted for Popeyes.

“I haven’t had the Popeyes chicken sandwich but since our people are buying it, it must be good,” said PLTW and Pumas Case Manager Wesley Hingano. “It has to be worth the hype. But all the violence isn’t worth it.”

According to CNN, at a Popeyes in Maryland a Nov. 4 disagreement between three people because of line cutting led to an altercation and ended with a homicide. 

“The violence seems ridiculous,” said LSJ and Panthers student teacher Marvin Costa. “It’s just about the sandwich being cheap.”

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