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Title: The Chicken Challenge.
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on August 01, 2019, 07:37:11 AM
We were talking in the chat about how gross it would be to take this challenge, but I need to explain what this challenge is to everyone else. The challenge being so gross and being rather low cost is why I'm going to do this.

The goal: Try fried chicken from every fast food place that sells it.

I have some recent ones that I will fill in over the course of the next few days. I don't know when I'll finish this challenge and I'm not trying to actively accomplish this, but I am going to do it before the end of the year.

So, let's start with...

THE MCCHICKEN

(https://s3-media1.fl.yelpcdn.com/bphoto/UhfuN-hhd225b1XuaYNzHw/o.jpg)

Eaten basically as pictured. I will take my own pictures from now on. There wasn’t quite that much mayo, but that’s why I said basically.

Price: 2 for $3.

Eaten: While driving.

Summarization: I don't get lettuce on anything I eat from a fast food place. Those places aren't exactly clean to begin with, but in addition to that I think lettuce is a bacteria trap. I gotta point out that my stomach immediately hurts like a motherfucker. I ate this about 15 minutes ago and already feel like I gotta take a shit. The sandwich made me full I guess, but fuck man. My gut feels like it's gonna explode. The sandwich was nicely crispy and was good value for the price, but you could make one of these by buying some nasty ass chicken patties from the frozen section and deep frying them. The Southern style chicken sandwich from there was better, but they don't have it anymore and all that's left is this assbuster.

Recommendation: Don't Eat.

3/10
Title: Re: The Chicken Challenge.
Post by: Bladelock on August 01, 2019, 09:02:35 AM
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Title: Re: The Chicken Challenge.
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on August 01, 2019, 09:32:34 AM
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That's basically what happened. It didn't hurt my stomach but I had to shit really bad.
Title: Re: The Chicken Challenge.
Post by: Saints_Fan_H on August 01, 2019, 10:29:08 AM
I'm noping right out of this challenge, but I am excited to see your detailed (written) results.
Title: Re: The Chicken Challenge.
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on August 01, 2019, 05:00:55 PM
I am going to also eat shitty chicken nuggets and tenders no matter how bad I think they may be.
Title: Re: The Chicken Challenge.
Post by: Hawk 34 on August 02, 2019, 03:56:45 AM
I look forward to the voluminous adulation you will bestow upon Raising Canes
Title: Re: The Chicken Challenge.
Post by: Bladelock on August 02, 2019, 05:21:59 AM
I am going to also eat shitty chicken nuggets and tenders no matter how bad I think they may be.

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Title: Re: The Chicken Challenge.
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on August 05, 2019, 05:53:02 PM
I took the challenge today but didn't write about it yet. Reminding myself to update this thread tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Chicken Challenge.
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on August 06, 2019, 07:49:27 AM
Second up, we have...

THE BK ORIGINAL CHICKEN SANDWICH

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/_W-pG7tUmJk0/TQZkrfj_-DI/AAAAAAAADMc/LSYznstoRgo/s1600/bk_original_chicken_sandwich_02.jpg)

I forgot to take a picture, but I didn't have lettuce. I had to put some ketchup on this nasty motherfucker as well, you can't eat it without some help.

Price: $4.09

Eaten: Yesterday while stopped in my car.

Summarization: I swore that when I took the chicken challenge, I would not ever eat this again, but I was lying. I have never made it through a year in my life, to my memory anyway, where I have not eaten one of these. I have probably eaten around 50 of them over the course of my life. Featuring one of the dryest sesame seed buns in the history of the world, the original chicken sandwich from Burger King has the texture of the bottom of your shoe. Burger King claims that their sandwich is premium white meat chicken, which is one of the greatest lies ever told. They also claim that it is so good they have not changed the sandwich since 1979. This sandwich can best be described as something that tastes like it's from 1979. I could not tell you why I put myself through this again, this is the saltiest motherfucker I have ever eaten in my life. I do not think it is possible for there to be a worse chicken sandwich, but I bet they have one at a gas station. I will have to find out someday.

Shit Factor: Did not have to go.
 
Recommendation: Are you fuckin serious?

Rating: 2/10







I took the chicken challenge again a few minutes ago but I have to see what happened to my guts before writing anything.
Title: Re: The Chicken Challenge.
Post by: Baby Shoes on August 06, 2019, 08:10:14 AM
When ordering you should inform the cashier the pictures will be going online to add the pressure to their performance
Title: Re: The Chicken Challenge.
Post by: Bladelock on August 06, 2019, 08:10:30 AM
Throughout my childhood and even into now, I've always kind of had a fondness for fast food chicken sandwiches for some reason. But, I always stayed away from the BK Original Chicken Sandwich. It just looked so dry and gross. So, bravo sir for taking 50 for the team.
Title: Re: The Chicken Challenge.
Post by: Hawk 34 on August 06, 2019, 08:42:50 AM
Do they still have the pizza chicken thing which only made it look grosser
Title: Re: The Chicken Challenge.
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on August 06, 2019, 11:02:38 AM
Do they still have the pizza chicken thing which only made it look grosser

Lol no. If they did I would have gotten that instead.
Title: Re: The Chicken Challenge.
Post by: muzzington on August 06, 2019, 11:06:56 AM
The McChicken here comes with a sesame seed bun. I think it would lift it up a point or two.
Title: Re: The Chicken Challenge.
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on August 06, 2019, 11:23:06 AM
Third up, it is the...

KFC NASHVILLE HOT CHICKEN SANDWICH

(https://i.imgur.com/d53uls2.jpg)

My picture. lol.

Price: $6.59 combo with potato wedges and drink.

Eaten: At home, with some Cane's Sauce that my dad brought home. Poured it on top which made the sandwich EXTRA spicy.

Summarization: I took a few bites first and decided that I wanted to make things more spicy. This was actually good, I will admit. The chicken was thick and didn't obviously taste like shit. The last time I got a chicken sandwich from KFC, they put chicken tenders on there and I was quite pissed off. With this big slab of meat, the bun is obviously too small and the bun is nothing to write home about either. That being said, this did taste good and I was really craving some heat.

Shit Factor: There was none. Pretty bad when a bland McChicken will kill me and not a spicy sandwich.

Rating: 8/10. Look, for fast food chicken, adding sauce from another place, this is genuinely fucking good.
Title: Re: The Chicken Challenge.
Post by: oldskool on August 06, 2019, 11:52:22 AM
Next year when you get the BK Chicken again (because you will, you know you will) get it with your chicken tender sauce of choice instead of....whatever bullshit condiment mashup that was. BBQ is always a safe choice.
Title: Re: The Chicken Challenge.
Post by: Brooklyn Zoo on August 07, 2019, 07:39:17 AM
All of these are good imo
Title: Re: The Chicken Challenge.
Post by: Kotzenjunge on August 07, 2019, 09:24:55 AM
All of these are good imo
Agreed. I'll do this too, are we just grading sandwiches? I'll eat them the way they were designed instead of adding/subtracting shit.
Title: Re: The Chicken Challenge.
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on August 07, 2019, 10:30:47 AM
Hope you enjoy getting food poisoning.

Anyway, a lot of you talk a big game and don’t do shit. I bet you won’t and will just spend more time screaming at your television.
Title: Re: The Chicken Challenge.
Post by: Brooklyn Zoo on August 07, 2019, 11:05:33 AM
Hope you enjoy getting food poisoning.

Anyway, a lot of you talk a big game and don’t do shit. I bet you won’t and will just spend more time screaming at your television.

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Title: Re: The Chicken Challenge.
Post by: cobainwasmurdered on August 07, 2019, 12:05:24 PM
My wife gave me the dead eyes when I told her we needed to go to only places that served chicken strips/nuggets for our Friday Date Night because there was a CHALLENGE going on on the board. Women just don't get it.

Hoping to do Denny's on Friday if she doesn't kill me first. Going to start this off RIGHT
Title: Re: The Chicken Challenge.
Post by: Kotzenjunge on August 07, 2019, 01:57:57 PM
So is this any form of fried chicken product? I need rules here.
Title: Re: The Chicken Challenge.
Post by: cobainwasmurdered on August 09, 2019, 11:51:50 AM
Denny's Sampler Pick 4, Chicken Strips x 2, Onion Rings X2 with Plum Sauce.

I forgot my cellphone so I could not take a picture. I tried to convince my wife to take a photo of my food for me but she refused. So I looked it up instead.
(https://i.imgur.com/VP9V9s9.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Flrmaic.jpg)

Price: $9.99 without taxes.

Eaten: At the Denny's wife my wife. We went for lunch today instead of dinner because she is on vacation. There were way too many old people there but then some fire trucks and ambulances pulled up at the hotel next door so we got to gossip about what might be happening so we were pretty happy. Marriage!

Summarization: I first took the time to give them a good smell. Yes these did smell like Chicken Strips and I could smell a lingering scent of Onion emanating from the rings. So far so good. The strips crunched pleasantly and clearly did not sit on a shelf waiting for them to bring it out for ever as they were still extremely hot. The plum sauce was ok. The chicken itself was eh. But the Onion Rings. Oh my friends the Onion Rings. So fat. So Juicy. My wife attempted to steal some and we nearly got into a war. I showed no mercy.

Shit Factor: None so far but there will be a price to pay around 8:00pm.

Rating: 7/10 the Chicken Strips bring it down for being only ok but the Onion Rings were dope.
Title: Re: The Chicken Challenge.
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on August 09, 2019, 11:57:35 AM
Lirl
Title: Re: The Chicken Challenge.
Post by: geniusMoment on August 09, 2019, 12:48:04 PM
Is that 9.99 Canadian?  Cause we really can't be mixing currencies here.
Title: Re: The Chicken Challenge.
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on August 11, 2019, 08:18:53 AM
WENDY'S SPICY BBQ CHICKEN SANDWICH

(https://i.imgur.com/hXNZTGE.jpg)

Price: $8.59 combo with fries and drink.

Eaten: At home, as pictured. Spicy chicken, onion strings, BBQ sauce.

Summarization: When I get a spicy chicken sandwich, there's some expectation I have of getting extreme heat. When I don't get that, even if the sandwich is good like this one was, I'm naturally disappointed. The crunch is good, the onion strings were good, but the sandwich was also too small for what I paid. I was expecting something larger. I was originally going to get Raisin' Canes, but the line was way too long and I couldn't do that.

Shit Factor: Again, there was none. Fuck the McChicken.

Rating: 7/10. The size wasn't right firstly, and the sandwich wasn't spicy enough even though it was good.
Title: Re: The Chicken Challenge.
Post by: Hawk 34 on August 13, 2019, 04:18:27 AM
Popeyes has added a chicken sandwich I insist nay I DEMAND an emergency challenge review from you on this ASAP.
Title: Re: The Chicken Challenge.
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on August 13, 2019, 05:41:32 AM
Coming right up chief... only maybe because this meeting is taking way too long
Title: Re: The Chicken Challenge.
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on August 13, 2019, 07:12:27 AM
The motherfuckers gave me the wrong food but I ate it anyway because I was five miles down the road. So, no chicken challenge today.

The shrimp was fucking bomb though
Title: Re: The Chicken Challenge.
Post by: AA484 on August 13, 2019, 09:25:47 AM
The motherfuckers gave me the wrong food but I ate it anyway because I was five miles down the road. So, no chicken challenge today.

The shrimp was fucking bomb though

Lol, what's the sandwich?  I looked at their website menu but the page was being fucky and wouldn't display right.

Edit:  Oh man, this looks good
https://verysmartbrothas.theroot.com/guys-um-its-true-popeyes-has-the-best-fast-food-frie-1837172221

909, have you ever had Chick-Fil-A?  They don't have too many restaurants outside of the southeast and mid-atlantic.  Apart from their uber-religious rightwing ownership they have pretty good food and the service is good.  Orders are hardly ever fucked up.
Title: Re: The Chicken Challenge.
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on August 13, 2019, 09:48:44 AM
Yeah, I eat there around once a month. I am eventually going to get to chicken tenders and stuff, but it so happens that I really want a damn sandwich every day I go

I didn’t mind getting the wrong food because I LOVE fried shrimp.
Title: Re: The Chicken Challenge.
Post by: Baby Shoes on August 13, 2019, 01:26:28 PM
The motherfuckers gave me the wrong food but I ate it anyway because I was five miles down the road. So, no chicken challenge today.

The shrimp was fucking bomb though

Lol, what's the sandwich?  I looked at their website menu but the page was being fucky and wouldn't display right.

Edit:  Oh man, this looks good
https://verysmartbrothas.theroot.com/guys-um-its-true-popeyes-has-the-best-fast-food-frie-1837172221

909, have you ever had Chick-Fil-A?  They don't have too many restaurants outside of the southeast and mid-atlantic.  Apart from their uber-religious rightwing ownership they have pretty good food and the service is good.  Orders are hardly ever fucked up.

For the longest time there was only one Chik-Fil-A in a mall out here.  Then about fifteen years back they opened a ton.

I used their mobile app to order on my way home one night recently.  Then I hit traffic and they started calling me asking where I was.  See if they serve me again...
Title: Re: The Chicken Challenge.
Post by: tekcop on August 14, 2019, 07:00:42 AM
There's a Chick-Fil-A on one of the main highways through the city. During the lunch rush the drive through line backs up way into the street and holds up traffic. What's wrong with people.
Title: Re: The Chicken Challenge.
Post by: Hawk 34 on August 14, 2019, 09:51:06 AM
And that line will clear faster than a KFC at 1/4 of the line length.   You never really wait at a chick fil a.
Title: Re: The Chicken Challenge.
Post by: Saints_Fan_H on August 14, 2019, 11:40:52 AM
And that line will clear faster than a KFC at 1/4 of the line length.   You never really wait at a chick fil a.
True story.

Spend less time waiting on God's chicken than you do waiting in Purgatory.
Title: Re: The Chicken Challenge.
Post by: geniusMoment on August 14, 2019, 12:44:53 PM
Fuck Chick-Fil-A.  I don't care if they have the best chicken in the world.  Plan on going my whole life without stepping foot in one.
Title: Re: The Chicken Challenge.
Post by: Baby Shoes on August 15, 2019, 03:31:44 AM
I used to not go to Chik-Fil-A based on the anti-gay stuff then my old lesbian roommate used to look to go all the he time.  She had her justifications and her telling me those and not fading away Back to the Future style, I went again.
Title: Re: The Chicken Challenge.
Post by: tekcop on August 15, 2019, 03:43:13 AM
Chick-Fil-A is the only food on campus this summer, so I've went a few times this year. ‾\_(ツ)_/‾
Title: Re: The Chicken Challenge.
Post by: THE TUGSTER on August 15, 2019, 06:38:01 AM
I don't have one close enough to really justify going on any kind of regular basis
Title: Re: The Chicken Challenge.
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on August 19, 2019, 08:56:11 AM
POPEYE'S CLASSIC CHICKEN SANDWICH

(https://i0.wp.com/www.grubgrade.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/IMG_6913.jpg)

Price: $6.99 combo with one side and a drink. You can't beat that.

Eaten: I didn't see the point of uploading a picture because the ad and this one are exactly how it looks. The sauce is mayo, the pickles are a cut pickle and not some pre-sliced garbage. One of the best pickles ever.

Summarization: I was going to get the spicy, but my dryer busted and I had to spend a lot of time at a laundromat today. Not worth the risk. Anyway, this right here is the best chicken sandwich I have ever eaten. The only reason I'm not giving it a 10 is because I strongly believe the spicy one will be better. The crunch on the chicken is goddamn amazing. It's thick, a huge piece of steroid chicken the likes of which I cannot even describe. The bun isn't bad either, it's soft and easy to throw down. There's a lot of mayo, but when chicken is that good and that thick, and when it's on a sandwich, you need something. Popeye's fries are their best side that I've had, but these ones were bland and sad. That won't factor into my rating.

Shit Factor: I did have to take a shit while at the laundromat, but that was more because I ate a lot of fiber this morning. No burn, no destruction. This was a truly wonderful sandwich.

Rating: 9/10
Title: Re: The Chicken Challenge.
Post by: AA484 on August 19, 2019, 12:03:19 PM
POPEYE'S CLASSIC CHICKEN SANDWICH

(https://i0.wp.com/www.grubgrade.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/IMG_6913.jpg)

Price: $6.99 combo with one side and a drink. You can't beat that.

Eaten: I didn't see the point of uploading a picture because the ad and this one are exactly how it looks. The sauce is mayo, the pickles are a cut pickle and not some pre-sliced garbage. One of the best pickles ever.

Summarization: I was going to get the spicy, but my dryer busted and I had to spend a lot of time at a laundromat today. Not worth the risk. Anyway, this right here is the best chicken sandwich I have ever eaten. The only reason I'm not giving it a 10 is because I strongly believe the spicy one will be better. The crunch on the chicken is goddamn amazing. It's thick, a huge piece of steroid chicken the likes of which I cannot even describe. The bun isn't bad either, it's soft and easy to throw down. There's a lot of mayo, but when chicken is that good and that thick, and when it's on a sandwich, you need something. Popeye's fries are their best side that I've had, but these ones were bland and sad. That won't factor into my rating.

Shit Factor: I did have to take a shit while at the laundromat, but that was more because I ate a lot of fiber this morning. No burn, no destruction. This was a truly wonderful sandwich.

Rating: 9/10

Yeah, I got garbage tonight and should have gotten the spicy sandwich.  F all that mayo, though.  I'd rather have ranch or bleu cheese.
Title: Re: The Chicken Challenge.
Post by: oldskool on August 20, 2019, 09:46:08 AM
Shit, I am not a fan of mayo and I might still have to give that one a try.
Title: Re: The Chicken Challenge.
Post by: Kamala Has Delaney Fever on August 21, 2019, 09:42:01 AM
That chicken sandwich is sold out at every Popeyes I've gone to.. >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: The Chicken Challenge.
Post by: fazzle on August 21, 2019, 10:04:41 AM

909, have you ever had Chick-Fil-A?  They don't have too many restaurants outside of the southeast and mid-atlantic.  Apart from their uber-religious rightwing ownership they have pretty good food and the service is good.  Orders are hardly ever fucked up.

Honestly, I'm not a huge fan of CFA.   Their breakfast is fucking great, but their regular chicken sandwiches are always too damn dry for me.   I'm gonna try to get the Popeye's one this weekend.
Title: Re: The Chicken Challenge.
Post by: Mr. S£im Citrus on August 21, 2019, 10:18:52 AM
The only reason I'm not giving it a 10 is because I strongly believe the spicy one will be better.

Spoiler: show
It is.
Title: Re: The Chicken Challenge.
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on August 22, 2019, 05:28:21 PM
The craze around this sandwich is unreal. I'm going to take the chicken challenge again on Sunday, but I MUST HAVE ANOTHER ONE OF THESE NEXT WEEK.
Title: Re: The Chicken Challenge.
Post by: AA484 on August 23, 2019, 04:25:28 AM
The craze around this sandwich is unreal. I'm going to take the chicken challenge again on Sunday, but I MUST HAVE ANOTHER ONE OF THESE NEXT WEEK.

You're getting spicy one this time, right?