Being a decent person means making all sorts of complicated decisions, especially when you’re hungry.
Which fast-food chain has the best chicken sandwich? Will you buy a chicken sandwich at Chick-fil-A? Or will you buy a chicken sandwich at Popeyes?
Which one is more delicious? Which one will contribute to the deterioration of human rights? It’s a pretty tough call and Twitter is freaking out over it.
Twitter moments has everyone arguing over who has the crispiest crust, the moistest meat, the tangiest dressing, and the softest buns. They also have people pretty divided over the ethics of buying from Chick-fil-A, because the company’s owner regularly contributes money to Donald Trump and organizations that support homophobia and are openly anti-LGBTQ.
It seems like most people don’t care. I guess folks are happier to quit a gym membership over their beliefs than give up fried chicken.
Are you Team Popeyes or Team Chick-fil-A? https://t.co/dNMeqi2vim
— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) August 19, 2019
The arguments have quickly gotten pretty spicy:
I dunno. I’d say donating 1.8 million dollars to groups known for LGBTQ discrimination is being “pretty good at homophobia”
— B. Strong & Merry & Bright (@_bgstrong) August 20, 2019
i’d rather not eat a chicken sandwich made by a company whose leader has given money to a president that actively takes away the rights of minorities as well as organizations that believe who i choose to love is something that is unnatural and needs to change
— ines lime is tired (@ineslime) August 19, 2019
Popeyes, my friend. And that’s before considering the social political bend I harbor.
— What’s Next (@thehighstinkin) August 19, 2019
May the breast place win
— Shaila Manyam 💉😷 (@ShailaManyam) August 20, 2019
Most enormous companies can be traced to someone really rich and conservative, so maybe it makes more sense to judge this contest on flavor rather than morality. In that case, why not open the floor?
A few other fried chicken sandwich makers threw their hats in the ring or were nominated. Some received less support than others:
Who tf is this? Lmao https://t.co/CoS52aH7GX
— Djustin (@_NoJokesAside) August 20, 2019
If you're lookin' for a chicken sandwich (without the beef 😉), you know where to find us. pic.twitter.com/2wtV2POvFf
— SHAKE SHACK (@shakeshack) August 19, 2019
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
— Memphis Spence 🏈🏀⚾ (@MemphisSpence) August 19, 2019
— Obi-Wan Balogna (@ObiOneBalogna) August 20, 2019
Hey @Friendlys I know you are trying to be the bigger restaurant, but you can't sit over there in silence when you know how bomb this is. 🤤 #honeybarbqchickensupermelt #lettheworldknow #ChickenSandwichTwitter pic.twitter.com/Z6BkIGr70h
— Shane C (@nShanesthoughts) August 20, 2019
— Mister West (@emwest63) August 20, 2019
— Chicken Guy! (@chickenguy) August 20, 2019
— Eola Swann🌼🐊🌴 (@Grouchosauras) August 20, 2019
That vegan chicken sandwich is embarrassing. You’re under no obligation to eat meat, but please stay out of this. Boston Market also entered the race, but people just dunked on them over and over again. Their specialty is ROTISSERIE which is an entirely different argument:
Boston Market: We have the best chicken sandwich
Black People: pic.twitter.com/WmHghTGe2e
— Jibreel Hoskins (@jibreel_hoskins) August 19, 2019
When Popeyes and Chick-fil-A are debating on who has the best chicken sandwich and Boston Market tries to interrupt… pic.twitter.com/t7uz2sql4C
— Francis in Glendale (@TFPWillEat) August 20, 2019
How in the hell did Boston Market get in this chicken sandwich debate? I thought they just sold turkeys. pic.twitter.com/Ahiq0cBYPL
— ᴛʜᴇ ᴛʀᴀᴠɪꜱ ꜱʜᴏᴡ. (@travisfromthebk) August 20, 2019
What else have we all learned from #ChickenSandwichTwitter? I have learned that people love to argue about what tastes good in their own mouths, even though they have no idea what it tastes like to other people. I’ve learned that no one cares how the chicken gets made (metaphorically).
And I’ve learned there are about three thousand places to buy a chicken sandwich in America, so there’s really no reason to buy from a bad chain to begin with. I’ve also learned what I am having for lunch because this fight gave me a very intense craving for fried fowl.