Since the dawn of fast-food, nuggets have reigned supreme as the bite-sized, battered, deep-fried poultry of choice. For reasons only known to the ghost Mayor McCheese, tenders have been slow to enter the brown paper bag of fast-fooddom. But of late, the humble chicken tender has seen its profile rise, bursting out of the plastic baskets of dive bars and entering the drive-thru mainstream. At this point, 13 major American fast-food chains have thrown their fingers in the ring. But which one is best? To find out, we set off on a quest to get them all, ranking them based on their tenderness, breading, seasoning, and overall deliciousness (dipping sauces were considered extra credit). Without further ado, here is every major fast-food chicken tender, ranked.