‘Blue Bloods’ Star Donnie Wahlberg Has Taken a Side in the ‘Chicken Sandwich Wars’

by Matthew Wilson

The Chicken Sandwich Wars has everyone weighing. And now “Blue Bloods” star Donnie Wahlberg has claimed his favorite as well.

While people certainly go wild for Chick-fil-A and their sandwiches, Wahlberg isn’t a fan of the restaurant. Likewise, contender Popeyes better lay down its crown as well. The company made waves in 2019 with its chicken sandwich. But Wahlberg wasn’t impressed.

Instead, Wahlberg casts its vote for Wendy’s instead.

“Not a Popeyes’ chicken sandwich, and not a Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich, but a Wendy’s spicy chicken sandwich. The unsung hero in the chicken sandwich wars!,” Wahlberg told UPROXX in 2019.

Donnie Wahlberg Picks Favorite Chicken Sandwich

Donnie Wahlberg may have picked his favorite of the bunch back in 2019. But the Chicken Sandwich Wars are far from over. If anything, they’ve only heated up more in the past two years. And 2021 saw the wars reach a new pinnacle as new challengers entered the fray.

Wahlberg may have cast his vote for Wendy’s two years ago. But has he tried KFC’s sandwich? What about Burger King’s or McDonald’s? These are questions we need the answers to. Especially now, that restaurants like Chilli’s are challenging the top dogs in the chicken sandwich game.

Chicken sandwich experts (how does one become an expert?)  John Gonzalez and Amy Sherman of Michigan have their favorites as well. After running the gauntlet, the two have dubbed a winner in the chicken sandwich wars as well. Their overall pick is another wild card as well. The experts said that Burger King has the best chicken sandwich in the biz.

Sandwich Wars Heat Up

But winners and losers aren’t decided so easily. Chick-fil-A may be attempting to change the game with a new secret sauce. Available at select restaurants if you can find it, the restaurant’s special Cheese Sauce could put it on top of the chicken sandwich wars. The sauce features a blend of Swiss and Parmesan, perfect for either nuggets or a sandwich.

Likewise, Popeyes isn’t resting on its laurels either. Instead, the fast-food chain is offering something that will have all of its visitors clucking. Popeye’s new sandwich is the Blackened Chicken Sandwich, to go along with its classic original it introduced in 2019.

And things continue to heat up between the restaurants. On social media, Burger King made a subtle dig at Chick-fil-A. They mentioned in a tweet that they’re open for business on Sundays. Chick-fil-A famously is closed on Sundays.

But ultimately the real winners are probably the consumers. With more options to choose from than ever, chicken sandwiches are on the menu.