What is National Fried Chicken Sandwich Day
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- November 2019
The king is back
After a brief hiatus, Popeyes returns its chicken sandwich to stores, once again inciting a cultural frenzy.
- August 2019
Popeyes vs. Chic-fil-A
Popeyes releases its first ever fried chicken sandwich to compete against Chick-fil-A's and sparks a frenzy, where lines down the block take hours to order the sandwich.
A sandwich is born again
Chick-fil-A claims that it invented the fried chicken sandwich in the 1940s, which is false but great marketing.
Nashville Hot Chicken Blazes a Trail
The city's infamous hot fried chicken was born out of alleged revenge for infidelity that backfired and became a city's staple cuisine.
- Early 1900s
Quebecois Infiltrates America
The Quebec version of a hot chicken sandwich is chicken with bread smothered in poutine gravy. It's sustenance and easy prep make it a staple in most cafeterias and drug stores at the turn of the century.
Fried chicken modernized
During antebellum America, enslaved individuals combined the West African and Scottish techniques of frying chicken to create the style we know today.
Great Scott, it's chicken time
The Scottish start immigrating to America, one of the first purveyors of fried chicken who used heavy amounts of lard but no seasoning.
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National Fried Chicken Sandwich Day Activities
Eat a Chicken Sandwich
This one's a layup, go out and eat a fried chicken sandwich if you want to take part in the day's traditions!
Popeyes vs. Chick-fil-A
If you really want to get involved in the cultural dialogue, grab one from each of these two locations and let everyone know your hot take on the current zeitgeist.
Host your own chicken fry
Invite your friends over, get the oil ready, and prepare for an afternoon of greasy, yummy fried chicken with some of your favorite people. Is there anything better?
Why We Love National Fried Chicken Sandwich Day
It's probably one of our tastier days, if we do say so ourselves. It's hard to beat perfectly fried chicken already, add the combination and the contrasts of flavors, textures, and spices and you get a winning food experience that's really out of this world.
It's the "thing"
Fried chicken sandwiches have always been popular but now, because of Popeyes, it's part of the cultural zeitgeist. If local news channels are covering the Popeyes frenzy then you know that the craze has permeated into the daily fabric of being in America.
You can do it at home
It may be a little messy, but frying chicken is something you can do at home with your friends and family. If you're not into waiting in lines, get that oil and the batter ready and fry it up!
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