Chick-fil-A is the undisputed champion of chicken sandwiches, but there are others who would like to be. One established chicken joint is Popeye’s, and it decided to try to trounce Chick-fil-A in the digital public square, only things didn’t work out so well for them in the end as a new challenger entered the ring.
It all started when Chick-fil-A tweeted out a simple meme that said a bun, plus chicken, plus pickles equals love.
Bun + Chicken + Pickles = all the ❤️ for the original. pic.twitter.com/qBAIIxZx5v
— Chick-fil-A, Inc. (@ChickfilA) August 19, 2019
For some reason, Popeye’s decided to answer with “y’all good?” Not sure why, or what they meant, but whatever.
… y’all good? https://t.co/lPaTFXfnyP
— Popeyes Chicken (@PopeyesChicken) August 19, 2019
For some reason, this caused the internet to go insane, and think that Popeye’s really served up a beatdown on the number one chicken sandwich chain in America. They even had to go and make it political.
Popeyes got the homophobic chicken workers SCARED, SHOOK, PANICKING!
— Drebae💎 (@Drebae_) August 19, 2019
Popeyes gang we ride out at midnight! pic.twitter.com/iWKiqw0beM
— Miss Bob Ross 🎨 (@beautybytamib) August 19, 2019
Drag their Trump supporting asses!
— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) August 19, 2019
Chick-fil-A didn’t respond. It doesn’t need to, really. It’s number one in chicken, number three overall behind McDonald’s and Starbucks, and even McDonald’s is afraid of it. That’s what good food and even better service gets you.
But it was all fun and games until the queen of Twitter shade showed up. Wendy’s began using its trademark snark to make itself the star of the show, which it did.
Y’all out here fighting about which of these fools has the second best chicken sandwich. pic.twitter.com/4v9RJFgy0T
— Wendy's (@Wendys) August 19, 2019
I’ve had Wendy’s chicken sandwich. It’s actually pretty good, but not Chick-fil-A good. Bojangles is probably even better, but I digress. Popeye’s attempted to strike back at Wendy’s…
Sounds like someone just ate one of our biscuits. Cause y’all looking thirsty. https://t.co/89eqI5vk2z
— Popeyes Chicken (@PopeyesChicken) August 20, 2019
But it was no use. Wendy’s is too good at this.
lol, guess that means the food’s as dry as the jokes https://t.co/aX3XnRunNW
— Wendy's (@Wendys) August 20, 2019
You don’t mess with Wendy’s on Twitter. You just…you just don’t. Still, people didn’t take Wendy’s clap-back well and attacked them for their CEO donating to Trump.
You guys's company is a direct supporter of the Trump campaign where do you get off saying literally anything. Fuck outta here
— Weapon of ass consumption: quarantine-edition (@Holedetective) August 20, 2019
At least popeyes doesn't donate to the orange asshat.
— 2020Sucks (@DisneyMom2Twins) August 20, 2019
Twitter users seem to be overly angry at Chick-fil-A and Wendy’s over their leadership’s support for right-wing candidates and/or conservative American values, but both have well-deserved popularity for their food and, in Wendy’s case, their Twitter account.
It would appear everyone else is just salty.