It's not often that a fast food restaurant gets rave reviews for a new menu item. But the immediate reaction to the first-ever fried chicken sandwich at Popeyes has been pretty damn enthusiastic. (Imagine how excited Little Nicky must be.) Many publications (including this one) have praised the sandwich for not only being good but far superior to the chicken sandwich at Chick-fil-A, which, based on social media reactions on Monday, appears to be the gold standard for fast-food chicken sandwiches.
A tweet sent by Chick-fil-A on Monday left lots of chicken sandwich lovers thinking that the chain was feeling foul about the Popeyes love fest. They didn't aim directly at Popeyes, but it had the feel of a response to all the attention Popeyes has been getting.