- Bojangles launched a brand new fried-chicken sandwich on Monday.
- The Southern chain introduced a truck to New York Metropolis so non-Southerners might have a style.
- I attempted the sandwich and suppose it is among the best I’ve ever had.
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The regional fast-food chain Bojangles has all the time been recognized for its hen, but it surely’s reinventing itself with a brand new fried-chicken sandwich.
I’ve heard of the Bojangles fast-food restaurant earlier than, however by no means tried it out for myself. The chain is at present in 14 states plus Washington, DC, and none of these states are within the Northeast, the place I stay.
I’ve launched into a quest to try as many fast-food fried chicken sandwiches as possible, so once I heard that Bojangles was bringing its new $4 menu merchandise to New York for 2 days, I knew I needed to get my palms on it.
The truck, parked in Occasions Sq. for 2 days in July, provided free Bo’s Rooster Sandwiches to anybody who walked by. (I acquired my sandwich delivered downtown as a part of press outreach.)
The pickles and sauce had been completely on prime of the fried fillet.
Once I first opened the field, I used to be impressed. The sandwich was fairly massive with out being overwhelming and seemed like I might comfortably chunk into it.
I additionally observed that the bun seemed identical to the one utilized by McDonald’s. However fortunately, it tasted a lot brisker than the nationwide chain’s. I acquired the identical notes of sweetness with none of the soggy density I skilled with McDonald’s bun.
There is a seen skinny layer of marinade between the hen fillet and the fried coating.
As quickly as I took my first chunk, I knew this was one of many higher fried-chicken sandwiches I’ve eaten. The coating was crunchy and flavorful, the hen was moist and juicy, and the pickles had been completely sized and added simply the correct amount of briny acidity.
There was a spicy aspect to the sandwich, too, which got here from inside. As a substitute of a spicy sauce or glaze, the hen was marinated in one thing that gave off a hot-pepper-sauce-esque warmth. It was well-balanced and the best use of flavor I’ve seen in a fast-food fried-chicken sandwich.
The comfortable, candy bun was an excellent automobile for the spice, and each mayo and pickles complemented the flavors as properly.
Whereas the bun is calmly buttered, my palms weren’t greasy in any respect after gripping it instantly, which is a big plus and one thing that stood out after having severely buttery palms whereas tasting the sandwiches from different chains.
I could not consider I have been lacking out on this chain.
General, I used to be each impressed and saddened — impressed by how crunchy and flavorful this sandwich was, and saddened that I knew I would not get to eat it once more anytime quickly.
However I do know that the following time I am inside a couple of minutes of a Bojangles, I am taking benefit and putting an order.
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