As someone who’s been going to Jollibee for the majority of my life, I’m almost entirely positive that Jollibee has had a chicken sandwich for a long time now. But here we are with news that Jollibee is entering the Chicken Sandwich Wars by announcing a launch of their own Jollibee Chickenwich and Spicy Jollibee Chickenwich.
The Original Jollibee Chickenwich has a marinated, crispy, double hand-breaded chicken breast fillet, that’s then spread with umami mayo and served on a toasted brioche bun. For the folks that think spice is life, the Spicy Jollibee Chickenwich features a Sriracha mayo and is served with fresh jalapeños for added crunch and heat.
Both the Original and Spicy Jollibee Chickenwich go for $3.99 each and are also available in deluxe versions with added lettuce and tomatoes for $4.49 each.
Panera is debuting two new test items with the Classic Chicken Sandwich with Aioli and Spicy Buffalo Chicken with Aioli. These two sandwiches are a part of Panera’s Chef’s Chicken Sandwiches, with one of them containing a rarely seen ingredient in fast food sandwiches: anchovies.
The Classic Chicken Sandwich with Aioli features the anchovies within the garlic aioli spread. Sadly, for anchovy lovers, this is the most the fishy condiment gets incorporated in the sandwich. As Foodbeast and anchovy lover, Peter Pham, pointed out, “If you can’t see it, it’s not enough anchovies.”
How anchovy-fied the sandwich is remains up to your judgement, and you can try for yourself at the following test locations in North and South Carolina for a limited time:
The ripple effects from the debut of Popeyes’ Chicken Sandwich two years ago are still being felt today, with another chicken sandwich entering the fast food fray by way of Shake Shack’s new Hot Honey Chicken Sandwich. This new offering makes its debut on the Shake Shack summer menu from July 1 through October 4.
Boasting a honey-glazed fried chicken breast and slathered with habanero mayo sauce, the Hot Honey Chicken Sandwich accompanies Hot Honey chicken bites, and Hot Honey Fries on the upcoming seasonal menu.
Beyond that, the new Summer Menu will also cool you down with new shakes and mocktails, which include a Lime Agave Margarita and Watermelon Mint Mojito.
Burger King is showing support towards LGBTQ+ causes during Pride Month in a big way, tying their new chicken sandwich to donations the chain will give.
For the entire month of June, every purchase of a new Burger King Ch’King sandwich will send 40 cents from the chain’s coffers to the Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBTQ+ civil rights organization in the United States.
*6/3-6/30 with every Ch’King sold, BK will contribute 40₵ to the Human Rights Campaign (Max. donation $250k)
Burger King made the announcement with a light jab at fast food rival Chick-fil-A, saying they will have the promotion available “even on Sundays.”
Chick-fil-A, notorious for being closed on Sundays, has been tied to multiple anti-LGBTQ controversies. Chick-fil-A owner Dan Cathy has made contributions as recently as this year to the National Christian Charitable Foundation, an organization attempting to derail the Equality Act currently sitting in Congress, according to Esquire.
Of course, Chick-fil-A itself has stopped making similar charitable donations since late 2019, but the owner does reap the profits of the fried chicken business, and those could easily convert to the aforementioned contributions.
It is known across the fast food industry that employees of companies, as well as CEOs of the drive-thru empires, do make several political contributions to political action committees (PACs) and other organizations that lobby and fight for causes. However, the corporations themselves do not make these donations.
In Burger King’s case, their larger parent company, 3G Capital, donated just $20 in 2020, all of which went to the Republican National Committee, as reported by OpenSecrets. Employee contributions overwhelmingly favored more progressive organizations, which may be part of why Burger King is running this current promotion.
Donating to an amazing LGBTQ+ organization and throwing some serious shade?!?! Love this tweet! 😆 I might actually head to Burger King this month. Happy #PRIDEhttps://t.co/YPvs6nFqqe
Burger King’s reason for donating to the HRC, according to an email sent to USA Today, is that “[The LGBTQ+ community] is a community we love dearly and have proudly supported over the years, so we couldn’t miss an opportunity to take action and help shine a light on the important conversation happening.”
Popeyes broke the fast food industry last time they introduced a fried chicken sandwich, mainly because people kept commenting on how good it actually was.
The fried chicken specialists seem to have released another sandwich, but opted not to fry up the poultry this time around.
Instead, they’ve come up with a Blackened Chicken Sandwich (also available in spicy form) that’s popped up on the menu on their website. YouTuber Peep This Out!, who found the sandwich at a location in Southern California, also noted that ordering this non-fried sandwich had to be done through the Popeyes app.
The sandwich is available in classic and spicy form, both of which consist of a blackened chicken breast, pickles, mayo, and a brioche bun, making it similar in build to the viral Popeyes fried chicken sandwich.
Blackened chicken is chicken rubbed in a blend of spices that’s then cooked over high heat. It’s not fried, which gives Popeyes a possible better-for-you version of their fried chicken staple.
At this point, it’s not clear yet how long the blackened sandwich has been out or where you can get it, but Chewboom is reporting that the sandwich is a limited time offer at participating locations.
Foodbeast has also reached out to Popeyes to get more info and we’ll keep you updated as we know more.
The spicy pleasure of a jalapeno popper is a versatile snack that’s usually sequestered to the appetizer lane. Which is fine, really, but how would you feel having one as an actual meal? Wendy’s recently put this thought to the test and answered such a scenario with the debut of their new Jalapeno Popper Chicken Sandwich.
Though the new sandwich itself doesn’t have actual jalapeno poppers in them, it as a whole captures the very essence of one. Picture Wendy’s fan favorite spicy chicken fillet topped with creamy jalapeno cream cheese, three slices of Applewood smoked bacon, warm cheddar cheese sauce, jalapeno slices, pepper jack cheese, and a premium bun.
In addition, Wendy’s has debuted alongside the sandwich a Jalapeno Popper Salad for those looking for a bit of lighter fare.
To celebrate the launch, Wendy’s is calling for taste testers, beginning February 18 to February 21, to try the new Jalapeno Popper Chicken Sandwich for free through Grubhub, with no delivery fee on orders $15 or more.
Last spring, Kentucky Fried Chicken tested their champion for the Chicken Sandwich Wars with a massive new item in Orlando.
Looks like that test was a success, and the fried chicken chain’s new sandwich is making its national debut.
The sandwich features a quarter-pound, double-breaded, all-white meat chicken breast filet atop a buttery brioche bun slathered with your choice of mayo or spicy sauce and thick and crispy pickles.
McDonald’s has also announced the debut of three chicken sandwiches to their menu earlier this week, rounding out the major fast-food chains in the country selecting a contender for the fried chicken sandwich title currently held by Popeyes.
KFC’s new Chicken Sandwich is now available at select markets. It will be at all 4,000 US locations by the end of February. Definitely excited to try this one, even in a crowded class of chicken sandos.
February will signal McDonald’s stepping into the arena to battle it out with other fast food chicken sandwiches, as they will be debuting three new sandwiches.
These three choices will be available come February 24:
Crispy Chicken Sandwich: Served on a toasted, buttered potato roll and features crinkle cut pickles.
Spicy Chicken Sandwich: A Spicy Pepper Sauce highlights this choice, for those looking for a nice kick to their sando.
Deluxe Chicken Sandwich: This upgrade boasts shredded lettuce, Roma tomatoes, and mayonnaise.
This is a bold and deliberate move for The Golden Arches, clearly meant to show that they, too, are a viable chicken spot with these new chicken sandwiches debuting alongside classics like Chicken McNuggets and the McChicken sandwich.