Who do you think has the best chicken sandwich? A new study has the answers for us! 

  • Texas' favorite fast food chicken sandwich hails from Chick-fil-A, the preferred choice in 30 other states
  • Popeyes (21%) and Wendy’s (8%) follow CFA in 2nd and 3rd place, respectively. 
  • Over 40% of Florida residents consume fast food chicken sandwiches on a weekly basis, the most among all U.S. States

  • 43% of Americans admit to consuming a fast-food chicken sandwich on a monthly basis

  • Receiving 35% of the vote, spicy chicken sandwiches are the favorite style among fast food fanatics

  • French fries are far and away the most popular side item to go with a crispy chicken sandwich, as 71% of respondents chose the salty side

Fried, Spicy, or Classic:

Although the spicy chicken sandwich is preferred by 35% of respondents and wins the flavor category, classic variants are not far behind at 33%. Other popular styles include extra crispy (15%), honey mustard (6%), Cajun (4%), Buffalo (4%), Nashville hot (2%), and barbecue (1%).

So when it comes to the frequency of enjoying fried chicken sandwiches, which state wins? Believe it or not, it's Florida, where nearly half (44%) of residents indulge in a chicken sandwich weekly. Texas follows closely with 41%.

Key Takeaways:

  • Chick-fil-A is the clear favorite, with 53% of respondents choosing it as their preferred chicken sandwich restaurant.
  • A significant portion of respondents (43%) eat a fast food chicken sandwich monthly, with only 14% consuming them weekly and less than 1% daily.
  • Classic and Spicy flavors are almost equally popular, with 33% and 35% respectively, indicating a strong preference for traditional and mildly adventurous flavors.
  • Most respondents (60%) are somewhat loyal to their favorite chicken sandwich brand, occasionally trying others, while 32% frequently try different brands.
  • Social media hype has an influence, with 46% of respondents being somewhat influenced and 5% being very much influenced by it.

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