When it comes to sandwich rankings, the fried chicken sandwich is tied for first, right up there with meatball sub, chicken parm, Italian sub, veal parm, pulled pork sando, and hamburger.
There are a lot of first place sandwiches. Why bother picking just one? But a perfectly done fried chicken sandwich can barely be topped. There’s been a run on them in New York City right now, with people (Brandon in particular) going nuts for David Chang’s Fuku.
The fried chicken sandwich power rankings just got blown away by Shake Shack. Already known for some of the best burgers in the world, they dropped their ChickenShack today.
I saw the news this morning that it was now available and so I went to the one right by my house. I was the first person in line at 10:55 a.m. and damn if I wasn’t fucking blown away. I inhaled it so fast, I didn’t even have time to get a picture (which was brutal). But the above shot is not one of those deceptive fast food ad campaigns. It looks just like that.
It comes with lettuce and pickles, the bun smothered with some buttermilk mayo. Crispy, salty, crunchy, tangy, smooth. It’s fucking everything in my hand. I apologize to all you, because it’s only available right now in Brooklyn, but I can assure you that if you live near a Shake Shack, it’ll be there soon. Because it’s that damn good.
Chick-fil-A abotta get served.