(Nerd) Lunch Special: McDonald’s Southern Style Chicken Sandwich

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(Nerd) Lunch Special: McDonald’s Southern Style Chicken Sandwich

Yard bird - Southern style

McDonald’s newest additions to their national menu are a pair of "southern style" chicken sandwiches which had previously only been offered regionally: a biscuit for breakfast and a dinner/lunch sandwich. As I’ve mentioned before, McDonald’s is not my favorite fast food joint, but some free sandwich coupons from our friends at Amazon were enough to lure me in. Touché, Ronald, your ploy worked.

I’ve never lived in the South, but apparently "southern style" is a euphemism for plain. My dinner sandwich consisted of the bun, a hunk of chicken, two pickle slices, and nothing more. From the marketing materials, the breakfast sandwich appears even more basic: a piece chicken on a biscuit. McDonald’s is touting the sandwiches as so perfect in simplicity that no adornment is needed. I’ll give them credit, the chicken was very tender and juicy as advertised. The seasoning was surprisingly reserved and nothing like the MSG overkill that I was expecting (I’m looking at you KFC).

Despite the positives, this Northern boy needs some of those aforementioned adornments. I’d suggest adding mayo and lettuce, but that would turn this sandwich into a $3.50 variant of the Dollar Value Menu McChicken. All in all not a bad sandwich, but not something worth passing over a Big Mac for.

By | 2017-03-17T02:56:29+00:00 June 6th, 2008|Categories: Article|Tags: , , |4 Comments

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  1. Jeeg February 23, 2017 at 4:00 am - Reply

    According to the Chick-fil-A-puter, the closest location is about 40 miles from me and it's in a shopping mall no less. I don't think I'll be making it in for lunch anytime soon.

    There were some stand-alone Chick-fil-A locations around Indianapolis when I lived in the area, but it never fit into my schedule. On a fairly recent episode of Wrestlecrap Radio, RD discussed a visit he made to the Chick-fil-A Dwarf House during a trip to Atlanta. If there had been one of those in Indy, I guarantee I would have stopped.

  2. fitz February 23, 2017 at 4:00 am - Reply

    I know I can't post anything on the main page so here is me trying to attempt to change the subject . . . .

    Where is the thread talking about Indian Jones? I expected some discussion on the new movie coming from one of you guys. Come on, somebody other than me must like Indiana Jones have an opinion on the new movie? Has anyone seen it?

    Anna and I went a couple of days ago. I will reserve my opinions for later.

  3. fitz February 23, 2017 at 4:00 am - Reply

    Man, I love Chick-Fil-A!! Except when they are closed on Sundays. But I can't get mad at a Christian business making it so there employees can go to church if they want.

    I will say I never get the sandwich. I always get the nuggets. I feel they are vastly superior to McDs. I recognize it might be that I only get them once in a while so it could be the expectation more than anything. Now that the Union on campus has a Chick-Fil-A the expectation might go down, but those nuggets sure are tasty – had just a couple of minutes ago for lunch!!!

    The french fry debate is one I don't know that I want to get into. I love the waffle fries of the Chick, but McD fries are good too. About the only thing on the menu other than a breakfast biscuit that I get from McDs. I use to get the 1/4 pounder with cheese, but I just can't eat it anymore.

  4. CT February 23, 2017 at 4:00 am - Reply

    You have any Chick-fil-a's near you? They're all over the place down here and these two chicken products are McD's answer to the over-rated, over-priced Chick-fil-a product right down to being dressed the exact same way.

    I can't necessarily blame McD's, but it's interesting to see them be the ones to copy their competitors when usually it's been the other way around. (BK's vastly superior "Big King," anyone?)

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