Classic Chicken Sandwich Showdown: Sonic vs. Hardee’s

I wrote this at about 11 p.m. Tuesday night, Aug. 25. I’ll just pile this on the original writing, which starts a few paragraphs down. Something came up and I’d like to say a bit more that’s unrelated to the review.

I watched the end of the NBA playoff game between the Clippers and Mavericks while I wrote. After the game, the analysts on TNT’s Inside the NBA gave some takes on the game and then cut to the press conference with Clippers coach Doc Rivers. If you haven’t seen his postgame interview, try to find it. He had a great, powerful speech about what’s going on in the world right now.

After Rivers talked, the Inside the NBA guys continued the conversation and had more valuable things to say. If interested, I recommend watching both clips. It’s moving stuff.

I don’t want to talk about social issues here. I don’t want to talk about political issues here. I frankly despise both major presidential candidates and am not thrilled with the state of the country from several standpoints. I don’t want to talk about this stuff because I want this goofy blog to be an escape from the issues in our world. I want people to both laugh at and with me in these meaningless food blogs, and interact about food. I want this to be an escape from the sadness we see with tragedies of George Floyd and Jacob Blake and far too many more.

But if you are a human being with a pulse and a heart, and don’t feel sick after seeing Jacob Blake shot in the back seven times or George Floyd begging for his life as its being squeezed out of him, there is something wrong with you. If that applies to you at all, stop reading my blog.

I am so sick of seeing avoidable tragedies like this happen and almost equally as sick at the reaction by some. It blows my mind how some people see the world.

Alright. I hope we make progress and I don’t have the urge to speak up about issues for a long time. Let’s get back to what you came here for. Chicken.

Hello, friends. I hope you’re all happy and healthy on this fine day. After some much needed time away with the boys for a bachelor party, I am back with more words and videos for you.

I was feeling a quick Chicken Sandwich Showdown. I had never previously had a chicken sandwich from Hardee’s or Sonic, and they’re right next to each other on 45th in Fargo, so it was a match made in heaven. Well, the convenience was a match made in heaven; the flavors, not so much.

Keep in mind, it’s still a breaded chicken sandwich, so unless there’s some gristly stuff going on, it’s probably not going to taste bad, some just shine more than others. And that’s what we have here. Neither sandwich was gross, necessarily, but they were just much weaker than others.

Both sandwiches came with lettuce, tomato and mayo. They each aired on the side of bland and didn’t have the best texture, either. You’ll see it in the video — you can’t stack tomatoes on top of a crispy chicken patty. Well, you can, but it has to be eaten quickly, because it will get soggy

Each came with lettuce, tomato and mayo, a standard chicken sandwich setup. That’s pretty much all I have to say. They were boring. The Sonic tangent may make the video more interesting, but I’ll leave that up to you.

OK. We’re done here. Thank you, goodbye.

Author: thrillswithjmills

Food lover located in Fargo, N.D. Chicken strip aficionado; blogger; aspiring TikTok superstar.

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