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- Popeyes and Chick-fil-A are locked in a fried-chicken feud after Popeyes debuted a new chicken sandwich.
- Popeyes responded "y’all good?" to an apparent subtweet from Chick-fil-A about its "original" chicken sandwich.
- People are rallying behind Popeyes to support its chicken sandwich, which was deemed the superior menu item by Business Insider fast-food critic Irene Jiang.
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Popeyes and Chick-fil-A are feuding on Twitter as a battle over chicken sandwiches reaches a boiling point.
Earlier in August, Popeyes added a chicken sandwich to the menu. The new menu item was an immediate hit, with Business Insider’s Irene Jiang ranking it in the No. 1 spot in her fried chicken sandwich ranking.
However, Chick-fil-A — the self-proclaimed inventor of the chicken sandwich — refused to accept the elevation of the new chicken sandwich without taking a stand.
"Bun + Chicken + Pickles = all the [heart emoji] for the original," Chick-fil-A tweeted on Monday.
Many took the message as a subtweet of Popeyes, as people are increasingly comparing the two chicken sandwiches.
Popeyes quote-tweeted the tweet, adding: "… y’all good?"
The battle between the two chicken sandwiches has been a major topic of discussion on social media over the last week.
Jiang published a direct comparison of Chick-fil-A and Popeyes’ sandwiches on Monday morning.
"Chick-fil-A’s sandwich isn’t bad. Just like everything else the chain offers, it’s reliably OK," Jiang concluded. "But Popeyes’ sandwich is a handful of heaven. And even though it’s much larger, it costs a dollar less."
Others agreed, crowning Popeyes the new king of chicken sandwiches.
Neither Popeyes nor Chick-fil-A immediately responded to Business Insider’s request for comment on the social media feud.
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