What could possibly compare to biting into a fried chicken sandwich? When the fried batter covers the juicy chicken slice underneath it, can you hear the crunch and feel the crunchy texture? The warm, buttery roll with mayonnaise and cold, crunchy pickles. We take National Chicken Sandwich Day seriously over here since that experience is quite respectable.
When is National Fried Chicken Sandwich Day
National Fried Chicken Sandwich Day will be observed on November 9 in honor of this delectable dish that is distinctly American.
History of National Fried Chicken Sandwich Day
Fried chicken has undoubtedly ingrained itself into the culture of southern, down-home, country cooking even though it was not invented there. The fried chicken sandwich is something to rejoice about because of how amazing the breading is when paired with the goodness of a bun or biscuit!
Chick-fil-A, an Atlanta-based fast food restaurant established by Samuel Truett Cathy, claims to have invented the chicken sandwich and was likely the first to offer a fried chicken sandwich on a fast food menu. And definitely, that is no minor matter considering that at the time, the majority of fast food consisted of hamburgers and fries.
Burger King, McDonald’s, and Kentucky all welcomed the chicken sandwich in the 1980s and 1990s quietly and gradually. But only a few decades later, the market has grown extremely competitive, and fried chicken sandwiches are now a staple of the fast food industry.
In reality, Popeye’s and Chick-fil-A engaged in a heated Twitter battle during the so-called “Chicken Sandwich Wars” of summer 2019 that led to shortages and long lineups of customers waiting to taste the new Popeye’s fried chicken sandwich. Even Taco Bell, which seems like quite a leap, decided to debut a chicken sandwich.
However, National Fried Chicken Sandwich Day provides a fantastic occasion to taste this delectable delicacy and celebrate, whether it is served in a fast food restaurant like McDonald’s or at a casual sit-down dining establishment like TGI Fridays or Applebee’s.
Activities of National Fried Chicken Sandwich Day
It’s incredibly simple to participate in National Fried Chicken Sandwich Day. In actuality, it’s a delicious day that anyone may enjoy. Despite most likely having US origins, it can be enjoyed anywhere in the world. Just bread and some chicken will do!
Take a look at some of these suggestions to celebrate National Fried Chicken Sandwich Day:
Enjoy a Sandwich with Fried Chicken
Visit one of the aforementioned eateries, such as Burger King, Chick-fil-A, Wendy’s, or McDonald’s, and order a fried chicken sandwich from the menu. Additionally, since it’s National Fried Chicken Sandwich Day, be sure to inquire at the counter if any special offers or discounts will be given in recognition of the occasion.
Make sandwiches with fried chicken for family and friends.
For those who appreciate cooking, it would be a fantastic day to make delectable cuisine in the kitchen to honor traditional American food! Get cooking and invite some friends over for a National Fried Chicken Sandwich Day celebration!
Try a Chick-fil-A Copycat Recipe
Try Chick-fil-A-“secret” A’s recipe if you’re having trouble getting the flavor of a juicy chicken sandwich with just basic chicken breasts. They marinate their chicken with pickle juice ahead of time and chill it for at least 30 minutes. It makes the chicken incredibly moist without giving it a pickle flavor.