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There’s no use crying over spilled milk—or missing fried chicken.
We know ya’ll have seen those tempting photos of Chick-fil-A buckets brimming with fried chicken circulating online. And while we aim to please, our kitchen just isn’t equipped for fryin’ up chicken by the bucket.
But you can still get your fill of our always fresh, never frozen chicken entrees.
Now who’s ready for some finger lickin’ good Chick-fil-A?
Table Of Contents
- Rumors about Chick-fil-A selling buckets of fried chicken have circulated, fueled by photos shared on social media.
- Chick-fil-A is known for their delicious chicken sandwiches, not buckets of fried chicken.
- Other fast food chains like Popeyes, KFC, McDonald’s, and Burger King offer their own versions of fried chicken with unique flavors and textures.
- The history of fried chicken at fast food chains includes the rise of KFC and the evolution of Chick-fil-A’s menu.
Where Did the Fried Chicken Rumor Come From?
You’ve probably seen photos circulating claiming Chick-fil-A sells buckets of fried chicken. While social media can spread information quickly, sometimes pranks get mixed in too.
Our restaurants are known for delicious chicken sandwiches, not buckets of fried chicken. Over the years, we’ve built a reputation not just for great food but also for outstanding customer service and living our company values.
Events like Cow Appreciation Day even showcase our mission and history in a fun way.
With so much curiosity around fried chicken, it’s understandable how rumors might start. But the heart of Chick-fil-A remains our classic chicken sandwiches. So while we appreciate people’s passion for fried chicken, we’ll keep focusing on what we do best – serving communities across the country with great food and care.
Who Has the Best Fried Chicken?
When it comes to the best fried chicken, there are a few top contenders in the fast food industry.
Popeyes is known for their crispy skin, juicy meat, and flavorful Cajun spices.
KFC offers a thick and crunchy crust with satisfying peppery seasoning.
McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets have a perfect ratio of coating to meat and Burger King’s Chicken Fries are enjoyable with sauce.
These options provide customers with delicious choices when it comes to satisfying their fried chicken cravings.
When it comes to the best fast food fried chicken, two contenders stand out: Popeyes and KFC.
- Popeyes has juicy, flavorful bone-in chicken with a crispy skin and perfect blend of Cajun spices.
- KFC also has thick, crunchy crust but the skin can be soggy.
- Both offer tasty chicken sandwiches – Popeyes with spice and KFC with its signature flavor.
- Sides like mashed potatoes, coleslaw, and biscuits make for a fulfilling fried chicken meal.
McDonald’s, White Castle
You’ll also find tasty fried chicken at McDonald’s and White Castle.
McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets have a perfect ratio of crunchy coating to chewy meat and are flavorful on their own.
White Castle Chicken Rings have a thin, rubbery texture yet a pleasantly peppery, garlicky seasoning that customers enjoy.
Both fast food chains offer fried chicken at affordable prices with different nutrition profiles to meet varying needs.
Their convenient availability makes these options nice complements to our core sandwich offerings.
History of Fried Chicken at Fast Food Chains
To delve into the history of fried chicken at fast food chains, let’s explore how this beloved dish has evolved over time.
In the 1950s, Harland Sanders faced bankruptcy and sold his secret fried chicken recipe to restaurant owners. Franchising was a new concept, and Pete Harman became Sanders’ first franchisee, creating the icons of the Kentucky Fried Chicken brand.
In the 1960s, KFC went public and gained popularity for its thick crust and peppery seasoning. However, in the 1970s, Sanders was fired from KFC after it was acquired by Church’s Chicken.
The chain then experienced ownership changes in subsequent decades – being sold to Tricon Global Restaurants in the 1980s before being purchased by PepsiCo in the 1990s.
The evolution of fried chicken at fast food chains continues with Chick-fil-A carving out their own unique niche with their signature waffle fries alongside their famous sandwiches, nuggets, and strips.
So, does Chick-fil-A sell buckets of fried chicken? Unfortunately, no.
While the internet may have tempted you with mouthwatering photos, our kitchens aren’t equipped for frying up chicken by the bucket.
But fear not! We still offer our always fresh, never frozen chicken entrees that are sure to satisfy your cravings.
And let’s not forget about those addicting waffle fries!
So come on over to Chick-fil-A and get your finger lickin’ good fix.