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At her request my wife and I stopped here after an appointment in Powell. She had a meal, while I had some fries. I would rate them just OK. We will probably stop here again, but only after my wife insists.
This review is about the new Crispy Chicken Sandwich that McDonald's is testing in Knoxville and Houston.
The new sandwich is designed to compete against Chick-Fil-A's chicken sandwich (and Popeye's). Before this test, my opinion was that Chick-Fil-A's sandwich was the best, with Popeye's sandwich...a great 2nd choice. Popeye's sandwich is very good, but is different from the Chick-Fil-A offering.
McDonald's new Crispy Chicken Sandwich is VERY much like Chick-Fil-A's, right down to the same type of packaging. These guys are messing around, they have created an impressive competitor to Chick-Fil-A. They are testing a basic sandwich with just the bun and pickles, and a deluxe version with lettuce, tomato some kind of buttery coating on the chicken breast. I tried the basic original crispy sandwich.
Here are the details...
- Has the same overall look and packaging
- The sandwich is actually MORE crispy than Chick-Fil-A
- The chicken coating looks BETTER than Chick-Fil-A
- The bun is BETTER than Chick-Fil-A
- The chicken breast itself is not as moist as Chick-Fil-A
- The chicken breast itself is not as flavourful as Chick-Fil-A
- McDonald's sandwich is BETTER than Popeye's
So after this test, I still think Chick-Fil-A is the best chicken sandwich. But now McDonald's has taken 2nd place with their offering, and Popeye's drops down to 3rd place.
As of this writing, McDonald's is only testing the original flavour. They are not offering or testing a Spicy version (yet?). I'm really hoping that they will offer a spicy version, and do it properly like Chick-Fil-A. Popeye's fails in this space, only offering a spicy mayo instead of a full spicy coating.
I believe if McDonald's does release this product in both original and spicy versions (along with deluxe), they will have a hit on their hands.More
Stopped on a way to family vacation for a quick lunch. Obviously it is a McDonalds but the restaurant is clean and the indoor playland was one of the nicest, cleanest we’ve been to. The staff was friendly. For a quick easy lunch, especially when...the kids need to run off some energy on a long road trip, this is one to stop at.More
Every time I go by a McDonalds it reminds me of why I keep swearing never to go back. Crummy thrown together food, and the poorest excuse for service you will ever see. Food was basically thrown out the drive thru the drive thru window...& not a word was spoken besides the bill total. Not only that, but have written about poor service & food several times to McDonald's with never a reply.More
My wife and I recently stopped by this restaurant for a quick breakfast while traveling home the Mountains. We ordered Bacon, Egg and Cheese Biscuits with Orange Juice and Iced Tea. The Biscuits were good, and unusually good for McDonalds. Service was excellent too. I...did not see any of the reviews until I read the reviews today, but I did not find any problem with what we ordered and would recommend this McDonaldsMore
This McDonald's is right off of an I-75 exit ramp, so it stays busy, especially during the summer months. Living nearby, I am there at least once or twice a week, on varying days. I only like McDonald's for breakfast, so that is the only...time that I go. No matter what day I go or how many or few people are in the drive-thru, there is always a wait for food. The last 7 out of 10 visits required me to pull up and they would bring the food out to me. Each time, it was just a biscuit and coffee. This restaurant is going to get busy now that summer is here, so they need to step it up. The biscuit and coffee were excellent as always.More