Seeking a late afternoon snack, after a long day in which I forsake a lunch break, I headed over to McDonalds. My plan was to pick up a $.99 coke and a honey mustard snack wrap, but when I looked at the menu I was greeted by an unfamiliar sight. It was called the Southern Style Chicken Sandwich. Intrigued, I ordered one. I didn’t even ask what was on it. Had I, it probably wouldn’t have made any difference.
The sandwich was quite simple. It consisted of a bun, a fried chicken breast and a couple pickles. If you’re thinking that sounds a lot like a Chick-fil-A sandwich, you’re exactly right. This HAS TO BE their take on the greatness that is a Chick-fil-A sandwich. All in all, it wasn’t half bad. In fact, it was quite enjoyable. The Chicken was moist and tasty, and the breading was crunchy and flavorful. I even ate the pickles, which if you know me is quite a feet. Initially, I was afraid that the sandwich’s lack of sauce would be noticeable, but the flavor of the chicken and the pickles were more than sufficient.
Now, if I haven’t sold you yet, what I’m about to say ought to do it. The combo itself comes in at a low $3.99, which is an unheard of price for a meal these days. You cannot get fries, a drink and a sandwich anywhere for that price. My typical Carl’s Jr. lunches run closer to the $7 mark. Ouch! This is definitely a deal.
So, if you’re ever looking for a Chick-fil-A style chicken sandwich in LA County, you can’t go wrong with this. It’s no substitute for an actual Chick-fil-A but it’ll do in-between those trips to the OC and Riverside.