Fast-food fans said that Popeyes had the best fried chicken even before it launched its sandwich
- In June and July, Business Insider surveyed more than 3,000 readers to determine which fast-food chain's fried chicken fans love the most.
- Rankings were determined by the percentage of visitors to a chain who said that that chain had the best fried chicken.
- More people than had visited Popeyes in the last six months said the chain had the best fried chicken. KFC came in at a distant second, with a little over half of visitors saying the chain had the best fried chicken.
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Before there was the chicken sandwich, there was fried chicken.Good fried chicken is crispy, juicy, and well-seasoned. Some might say finger-lickin' good, but they might get in trouble with a certain retired colonel. And does that colonel have the best fried chicken? And if not, who does?Advertisement
In a survey conducted in June and July - before the debut of Popeyes' chicken sandwich in August - we asked our readers to tell us which chains have the best fried chicken in fast food. Over 3,000 readers responded, and five chains were clear favorites, although one was a clearer favorite than the others.
To determine our rankings, we compared the percentage of respondents who said they'd visited a chain in the previous six months against the percentage of respondents who said they thought that chain was the best at something.According to our readers, these are the five fast-food chains with the best fried chicken:
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