There's a strong case to be made that chicken fingers are the greatest culinary innovation of all time, possibly the apotheosis of sustenance, and at the very least a delightful snack. But this isn't because they're delicious or because they're versatile, though they are both of those things. It's because they keep our kids alive and well.
No matter how fancy the restaurant, no matter if the white tablecloths were bleached with the tears of angels, the establishment can and will serve your ungrateful offspring fried hunks of chicken. And we should all be grateful to the person who invented them for that reason.
But we still may be selling this most golden of dishes short. Because chicken fingers are delicious and versatile, and dammit, it's fun to eat them no matter how old you are.