We tested fried chicken from Southern favorites Church's and Bojangles to see who does it better - and the winner is clear

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Hollis Johnson

In the fast-paced, cut-throat chicken industry, it's hard to set yourself apart.

However, a regional chain from North Carolina isn't content to stay in the South any longer.

Bojangles', with 728 locations nationwide, is on an expansion spree. But, if the chain wants to catch on outside the Carolinas, it needs to take on international players - like the ubiquitous Church's Chicken, with more than 1,700 locations worldwide. Advertisement

In an effort to see if Bojangles' could keep up with the flock, we visited Bojangles' and Church's as part of our whirlwind chicken tour.