When it comes to chicken dishes, you’ll never run out of options. If you want a chicken sandwich or chicken nuggets, there’s Chick-fil-A. If you want chicken and biscuits, there’s Bojangles. If you’re craving for fried chicken, there’s KFC and Popeyes. If you want chicken wings, then there’s Buffalo Wild Wings which offers an array of dips and flavors.
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen started in 1972. They specialized in spicy, New Orleans-style chicken. Popeyes chicken is tender, crispy and flavorful. Some say it’s better than KFC. The chicken tenders can be spicy, mild or blackened. It didn’t take long before words of its delicious chicken spread across states and pretty soon it grew into the second biggest chicken chain in the country.
Wingstop is a Texas-based chicken chain that opened in 1994. They now have over 1,250 restaurants around the world and specialize in wings, fries, and sides. You can order boneless and classic wings, with a combination of 2 flavors. The bestsellers are hickory smoked BBQ classic and the spicy Korean Q.
Chick-fil-A is headquartered in Atlanta, GA and is the 3rd largest restaurant chain in the country. You can order a classic chicken sandwich or the much talked about Chick-fil-A nuggets dipped in their signature Chick-fil-A sauce.
Zaxby’s may not be the biggest chicken chain in the US but it’s one of the best. It has an extensive menu of wings, grilled chicken, tenders, chicken sandwiches, and sides. You can opt for the combo meal so you can sample the wings and other things to try the various flavors and menu items.
Buffalo Wild Wings
Buffalo Wild Wings (BWW) started in 1982 in Columbus, Ohio. What makes it popular is that it gives you variety – it has a huge selection of sauces and dry rubs for the wings, depending on how spicy or flavorful you want them to be.
Bojangles began in 1977 in Charlotte, North Carolina, and now has 700+ locations. It’s known for its chicken and biscuits and has a reputation for infusing a Cajun flair to its dishes. It has a simple menu and you can choose from the Cajun filet sandwich and two-piece dinner. But you must try their bestselling chicken supremes, which are crunchy chicken tenders plus a side of freshly baked biscuit.
At Church’s Chicken, you can expect homecooked flavors and big portions. The chain started in 1952 as a “fried chicken to-go” restaurant in San Antonio, Texas. Today it has more than 1,000 locations around the world.
KFC is a Louisville-based chain that started 70 years ago. It now has 21,000 locations around the world. The original fried chicken is doused in a secret blend of herbs and spices and then placed in a pressure cooker.
PDQ is short for “People Dedicated to Quality.” This restaurant chain started in 2011 in Tampa, Florida and now has expanded to 11 states. They only use farm-fresh chicken and specialize in tenders, nuggets, sandwiches and salads.
Here’s a video showing all the Buffalo Wild Wings flavors: