Anyone keeping up with the Popeye’s vs Chick Filet battle?

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I love Chic-Fil-A's breakfast chicken biscuits no doubt but Popeye's is the all around better chicken place and this is why.

Popeye's has more lemony and peppery crispy crunchy chicken, Chic-Fil-A has more buttery and salty battered chicken. Chic-Fil-A only offers white-meat chicken portions and the only way you can get the chicken stand alone is in strip or nugget form, whereas Popeye's actually offers whole pieces of chicken where you can get breasts, thighs and drumsticks so you can actually eat a real piece of fried chicken, along with strips or nuggets if you want. The kicker though is with Popeye's chicken you can have some leftover chicken in your fridge for 2 days and throw it in the air fryer for 3 minutes and it comes out just as good and crunchy, if not better than it was when you first bought it. Chic-Fil-A chicken and batter just don't hold up, not crunchy but more soggy. Popeye's Chicken KO 10 Chic-Fil-A.
 
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Chic-Fil-A only offers white-meat chicken portions and the only way you can get the chicken stand alone is in strip or nugget form, whereas Popeye's actually offers whole pieces of chicken where you can get breasts, thighs and drumsticks so you can actually eat a real piece of fried chicken, along with strips or nuggets if you want.
This ends the debate for me, without having tried Chic-Fil-A. Anyone who prefers tenders or breast to thigh and drumstick is either squeamish about bones or has shit taste. There's no comparison to thigh meat with breast meat. Strips/tenders are usually best avoided (I have had some excellent ones on rare occasions though) and by and large nuggets are fucking crap. Thigh and drumstick is simply better flavour, and far more succulent.
 
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That's my issue, I cannot eat anything off a bone, it's too primal for me. Strange I know, but I like my meat to look like it never came from something living.

I have tried thigh and leg meat pulled off the bone but it always has a slimy texture and brown bloody bits on it.
 
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That's my issue, I cannot eat anything off a bone, it's too primal for me. Strange I know, but I like my meat to look like it never came from something living.

I have tried thigh and leg meat pulled off the bone but it always has a slimy texture and brown bloody bits on it.
I know a couple of people like that. It's a shame, because if you're going to be a meat eater then the best meat is almost entirely on the bone. Lamb shanks, lamb chops, pork knuckle, spare ribs etc. Steak is probably the best meat you can get that involves no bone, but even then a bone-in ribeye or sirloin is pretty great.

But I can see the issue. What about fish? Same?
 
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I know a couple of people like that. It's a shame, because if you're going to be a meat eater then the best meat is almost entirely on the bone. Lamb shanks, lamb chops, pork knuckle, spare ribs etc. Steak is probably the best meat you can get that involves no bone, but even then a bone-in ribeye or sirloin is pretty great.

But I can see the issue. What about fish? Same?
Yeah any good chef will tell you meat always has more flavour off the bone as the juices seep from the bone into the meat to enhance it's flavour.

I fricken love gnawing on a rib bone or a chicken bone and crunching or the ligaments and cartilage. But I get why some people find it squeamish. Many people are so far removed from the reality of where there meat comes from, the link between a real life animal and the perfectly packaged and portions of meat we get in the supermarket seems a distant one which is why many people are even squeamish about touching raw meat as it's an alien experience for those brought up not having to butcher a chicken or fillet and clean a fish.
 
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Absolutely with fish. The sight of people pulling chunks off a whole fish, complete with head at buffets etc horrifies me.

You wouldn't believe the arguments I have has in KFC when I have asked for a breast/hock as the chicken piece included a burger meal. They often say " I'll see if I can". I am not going to pay good money in advance for something that they may be able to give me and sit there staring at a leg or wing.

My brother is the same and when my family would get a Family bucket, we would ask for 2 breasts in it and they would say "you are only allowed one". What a strange situation to be in where a person stood next to you at the counter is given a breast piece and you are told you are not allowed one. I can't think of anywhere else that would do that.
 
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Absolutely with fish. The sight of people pulling chunks off a whole fish, complete with head at buffets etc horrifies me.

You wouldn't believe the arguments I have has in KFC when I have asked for a breast/hock as the chicken piece included a burger meal. They often say " I'll see if I can". I am not going to pay good money in advance for something that they may be able to give me and sit there staring at a leg or wing.

My brother is the same and when my family would get a Family bucket, we would ask for 2 breasts in it and they would say "you are only allowed one". What a strange situation to be in where a person stood next to you at the counter is given a breast piece and you are told you are not allowed one. I can't think of anywhere else that would do that.
The cheeks in a big fish are often the best bit. But...it is odd I guess that KFC have that stance, but it will probably be down to the fact that breast meat costs more. It's one of the few things where you pay more for something that's inferior. The only time I ever use breast meat at home is for a salad...easier to prep and I am eating healthily so that's the focus as opposed to the best taste possible.

You could probably go vegetarian without too much trouble. Might be worth it? Apparently Seitan works well as a chicken substitute and you'd always get "breast" somewhere like this:

http://templeofseitan.co.uk/
 
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I dont understand.
The sandwiches look plain, boring, and not worth the fuss.
At all.

I dont eat a ton of fast food though. Havent for years. But people losing their shit....over a shitty chicken sandwich?
 
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Are the people actually fighting over the chicken sandwiches in those videos? They just seem like your typical trashy fights that always seem to occur in American fast food places.

There's always weird vibes in fast food places, mostly at night, when I've been in the US. I remember feeling really on edge in both LA and Vegas when I was getting fast food at midnight or later. Dunno if it was my ignorance in the situation but I'm usually pretty decent at sensing these sort of things. Everywhere else I've been it's usually just a load of drunk people having a good time, 4am at McDonald's was the place to be after a night out. In the US it felt like a load of hoodlums were about, mean mugging and it felt like one wrong word and it would go off.
 
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Are the people actually fighting over the chicken sandwiches in those videos? They just seem like your typical trashy fights that always seem to occur in American fast food places.

There's always weird vibes in fast food places, mostly at night, when I've been in the US. I remember feeling really on edge in both LA and Vegas when I was getting fast food at midnight or later. Dunno if it was my ignorance in the situation but I'm usually pretty decent at sensing these sort of things. Everywhere else I've been it's usually just a load of drunk people having a good time, 4am at McDonald's was the place to be after a night out. In the US it felt like a load of hoodlums were about, mean mugging and it felt like one wrong word and it would go off.
Anything after midnight brings out the dregs of society..

Luckily in Vegas, everyone is kinda chill. You better not cut in line for a chicken sandwich.

The reason why it’s probably good cause they are made fresh.

I still have not tasted it. I will gun for a 10 AM sandwich tomorrow.
 
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Are the people actually fighting over the chicken sandwiches in those videos? They just seem like your typical trashy fights that always seem to occur in American fast food places.

There's always weird vibes in fast food places, mostly at night, when I've been in the US. I remember feeling really on edge in both LA and Vegas when I was getting fast food at midnight or later. Dunno if it was my ignorance in the situation but I'm usually pretty decent at sensing these sort of things. Everywhere else I've been it's usually just a load of drunk people having a good time, 4am at McDonald's was the place to be after a night out. In the US it felt like a load of hoodlums were about, mean mugging and it felt like one wrong word and it would go off.
Sounds like any number of kebab shops in the UK to be fair. Where I grew up McDonalds had security guards on weekend nights as it always kicked off.
 
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Definitely do not agree that Drumstick meat taste better than a breast. Always taste fatty and cheaper to me.

Also quality tenders(not KFC) dipped in gravy beat all.
 
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Sounds like any number of kebab shops in the UK to be fair. Where I grew up McDonalds had security guards on weekend nights as it always kicked off.
Yep not just the UK, my first job was at Burger King near a lot of night clubs and we were open til 3am, the number of times I came in on the morning shift and people were cleaning up blood from fights I've lost count.

I eventually quit that place because it was simply too violent, literally getting into fights with customers over something stupid. 2 of the managers got hurt, one had his shoulder dislocated another got slashed with a knife. It was a fucking insane place to work, one manager was also a bouncer for the clubs and he'd come to work with a tazer and a night stick and I saw on more than one occasion a manager kicking the shit out of a customer in the back and the police never gave a shit if we beat up customers because the one time they tried to crack down on us fighting back the place became a hot spot for violence and people would just kick off even more knowing we wouldn't sort it out, so the police turned a blind eye because it made their job easier.
 
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Yep not just the UK, my first job was at Burger King near a lot of night clubs and we were open til 3am, the number of times I came in on the morning shift and people were cleaning up blood from fights I've lost count.

I eventually quit that place because it was simply too violent, literally getting into fights with customers over something stupid. 2 of the managers got hurt, one had his shoulder dislocated another got slashed with a knife. It was a fucking insane place to work, one manager was also a bouncer for the clubs and he'd come to work with a tazer and a night stick and I saw on more than one occasion a manager kicking the shit out of a customer in the back and the police never gave a shit if we beat up customers because the one time they tried to crack down on us fighting back the place became a hot spot for violence and people would just kick off even more knowing we wouldn't sort it out, so the police turned a blind eye because it made their job easier.
Where was this? I assumed you were British, but I'm guessing Irish?