Watch Out Chick-fil-A! McDonalds is Entering the Chicken Sandwich Game.

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There’s a new restaurant entering the chicken sandwich game!

McDonald’s has been conspicuously absent from the chicken sandwich wars, which have been raging on all around them for well over a year now. The fast-food giant is finally ready to fire its first shot in the fight to establish chicken sandwich dominance, and their plan of attack includes the addition of three new menu items next month!

Beginning February 24, McDonald’s will begin offering three brand new crispy, juicy, tender chicken fillet sandwiches made with all-white meat chicken. The first (shown above) is the Crispy Chicken Sandwich, which is topped with crinkle-cut pickles and served on an all-new toasted, buttered potato roll.


spicy chicken sandwich from McDonald's

The second chicken sandwich joining McDonald’s menu will bring a little bit of heat to their new chicken sandwich lineup. The Spicy Chicken Sandwich is made with a crispy chicken fillet and served with a spicy pepper sauce, crinkle-cut pickles, and a toasted potato roll.


deluxe chicken sandwich

The third and final addition to McDonald’s new chicken sandwich lineup is perfect for the chicken sandwich lover who’s looking for something with all the fixings. The Deluxe Chicken Sandwich comes topped with shredded lettuce, Roma tomatoes, and mayonnaise.

Vice President of Menu Innovation, Linda VanGosen, said in a statement,

“We’ve heard our customers loud and clear, and we know they’re craving more chicken options. We’re confident all chicken fans – from traditionalists to spice enthusiasts – will discover a new menu favorite they’ll come back for time and time again.”

McDonald’s new Crispy Chicken Sandwiches will be available at participating restaurants nationwide beginning February 24 via carry-out, Drive-Thru, the McDonald’s app, or McDelivery.


Stetson ranks Sam’s Club’s Southern Style Chicken Sandwiches on par with Chick-fil-A!

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Comments 33

  1. ashley

    CFA has nothing to worry about.

    • mrswagley

      Yup!

  2. Aimee

    I agree with Ashley

  3. AG

    Jack in the Box beat you to it McD. They have the Cluck and Cluck Deluxe.

  4. Nana

    I’m sure CFL is laughing over this one!!!

  5. Noreen Leigh Ann

    Such good news so thrilled about this McDonald’s chicken sandwich. Because I live very far from Chick-fil-A. This is finally here for McDonald’s yes. When I was little I would always get the chicken sandwich from McDonald’s and sometimes a happy meal. This really does look delicious thank you

  6. Maris

    I love that it’s not the typical Bun , Has the potato bun Yum. I thought they always had something like this on the menu already but I guess I was wrong

    • Lisha

      Me too, at least here in NYC McDonald’s have two chicken sandwiches, one premium the other subpar. In fact, Stetson (or our male h2s tester) gave feedback on the subpar relative, McChicken

  7. Rachel

    Until they can give me my waffle fries, and let me get through the drive thru without waiting 30 minutes for 2 Happy Meals…it’s a big no for me 😉 Still appreciate you sharing it with us, H2S.

    • ashley

      Agreed!

    • zee

      Totally agree, Rachel! Love, love, love CFA. I doubt McD can compete. However, I do like McD fish sandwich… it seemed to get smaller and smaller as the years go by, though.

      • Heathermoere

        CFA should run our country.

        • s

          Yesssss

  8. s

    I was surprised that I love the new Popeyes chicken sandwich. I thought I would never love anything more than Chick-fil-A. I’m open to trying them all. 😂

    • Tammy

      The popeyes chicken sandwich is hands down my favorite chicken sandwich. So good!

  9. Happy Aunt

    I miss the old style chicken sandwich that Wendy’s had in the late 1990s. It was hands down the best chicken sandwich ever! I remember it being a splurge because the combo was $5.02 at the time with tax, lol! So so good!

    • Lisha

      It may be the same as the one they had inthe early 90’s. During those times I ate meat and their Chicken Cordon Bleu was ✅ 😋

  10. Amy Knightley

    LOVE CFA! McDonalds will not be the same.

  11. HEATHER

    Bring back the grilled chicken!!

    • Laura

      YES! YES! YES!

  12. Ann

    That spicy sandwich looks especially good. I will be sure to give it a try soon. Might actually be better than C-F-A too!

  13. Sara

    McDonald’s and CFA should not even be used in the same sentence. It’s a big no from me

  14. MOMof2

    So the Mc Chicken doesn’t count as a chicken sandwich?

    • xoxos

      Definitely not on the same scale as “real” chicken sandwiches. I’m more confused over the fact that McDonald’s has had their artisan crispy and grilled chicken sandwiches for years. Are these not a typical menu item everywhere?

      • sne3103

        Ours only has the crispy .. they discontinued the grilled

  15. E

    That’s a big nope! Love CFA! And it’s reliably gluten free! McDonald’s is not and would be misery for my kid.

  16. DebJ

    I can’t even get hot fries at McDonald’s, never mind a chicken sandwich.

  17. woopdee

    Wendy’s was my favorite spicy chicken until Chik’s came around. Then Popeye’s came around and took the lead. I’ll try this one, but I know they won’t be able to compete with those two.

  18. Elizabeth Marryshow

    But they already have a southern chicken sandwich (that I do like when it’s freshly made) and the sub-par McChicken.

    • tipaye

      Do they still have the southern chicken sandwich? I don’t support CFA so am happy for these additions to the McD’s menu. The Popeyes one is amazing! 🙂

  19. Betsy

    Good for McDonald’s! I don’t go to CFA anymore because I don’t want to wait 20+ minutes in a drive through line since they won’t open their restaurants. I’ll go somewhere else.

  20. Gramma C

    Again??

  21. Melissa M.

    Popeyes has, by far, the best chicken sandwich.

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