Sandwiches in Review: KFC

September 24, 2009

KFC is an interesting brand.  Originally Kentucky Fried Chicken until everyone decided fried food was a federal offense, KFC now offers grilled chicken in addition to its signature fried chicken.  They also serve a variety of sides, generally with a more “home-style” feel.  Their menu expansion over the past few years has allowed them add a couple sandwiches, namely the Honey BBQ and Snacker.

Tastes like chicken!!!

Tastes like chicken!!!

Let’s begin with the Honey BBQ Chicken Sandwich.  This sandwich was somewhat suprising.  Generally, a barbeque chicken sandwich will consist of a chicken breast or other cut with some barbeque sauce on top.  Wendy’s took this a little bit farther a while back by dipping the entire piece of chicken in barbeque sauce, but KFC puts them to shame.  The Honey BBQ Chicken Sandwich is made up of somewhat shredded pieces of chicken mixed with a barbeque sauce, like a pulled pork sandwich.  It’s an interesting idea, but it kind of falls down because the chicken has different levels of tenderness throughout.  The Honey BBQ sauce was very good, not as sweet as I’d expected but still different enough to be noticable.  A meal of this sandwich, potato wedges and a drink costs $4.99, not too bad of a deal for lunch.

Objects in mirror may be smaller than they appear.

Objects in mirror may be smaller than they appear.

Now for the Snacker.  The Snacker follows an interesting and unfortunate trend in modern fast food, in which a chicken tender is wrapped in a little bit of bread (with some lettuce and possibly sauce added) and passed off as a legitimate sandwich.  The rationale behind these sandwiches is that they’re just supposed to serve as a snack, to tide one over between meals.  The Snacker has a nice piece of seasoned chicken, some lettuce and mayo (I believe), but it’s just not big enough to satisfy.  It’s ordered best in groups of three or four, or to bolster an existing meal.  At 99 cents, it’s not prohibitively expensive, but think of how far a dollar can get you in today’s fast food market.  McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Burger King all certainly have bigger, more satisfying sandwiches available for the same price.

All in all, KFC’s sandwiches are interesting little curiosities.  If you’re there already, they’re cheap enough to try, but I wouldn’t recommend making a specific trip just to have them.


2 Responses to “Sandwiches in Review: KFC”

  1. George Says:

    KFC is aweful for you whether it is fried or grilled.

  2. […] of sandwich.  I would encourage readers not to waste their money on it.  After all, KFC has much better sandwiches available for much more reasonable prices. Posted by sandwichtalk Filed in Review Tagged: not […]

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