I'm able to split politics and food, or to be honest, I can turn a blind eye. I find Chick-fil-A's politics disgusting, but they are also close to my house, their sandwiches and French fries are delicious and my 3 year old thinks the same. It weighs on my mind, believe me, but this triangularity of convenience, efficiency and quality of food has the advantage of being a parent.
But this post is not about Chick-fil-A, thank you deity. It's about Popeys and his new chicken sandwich. This is a sandwich that, if you feel guilty about handing over money to Chick-fil-A, you can now turn to it as I find it to be something good.
With both Popepees and Chick-fil-A, you get a boned fried chicken breast fillet and two slices of pickles sandwiched between oiled brioche buns steaming inside a foil bag. The paths diverge here.
Chick-fil-A's breading is light, leaning more to crunchy than crunchy, and its aroma is driven by considerable taste ̵
 Then there's how Chick-fil-A and Popeyes differentiate between their standard and spicy versions. The spiciness of Chick-fil-A is integrated in its breading, while Popeyes uses standard mayonnaise and "spicy cajun spread" for its two sandwiches. Spicy chicken sandwich is the most important moment. The spicy definition is hotter than most spicy food definitions, which most food lovers in Louisiana can at least respect. Will your tongue burn – no.
In my opinion, the compromise is the taste of Chick-fil-A fried chicken over the textile satisfaction of fried chicken from Popeyes. But with the added richness of the mayo spread, Popeys has a chicken sandwich that I think tastes better with Chick-fil-A, minus the psychic shame – and in the case of the spicy version, even tastier.