Heard on the Hill

Chicken fight: Steve Scalise settles Popeyes vs. Chick-fil-A debate

Yet another arbiter has spoken in the Popeyes vs. Chick-fil-A debate. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Just when we thought the dispute between Popeyes and Chick-fil-A was cooling down, Steve Scalise added a little heat.

In the fowl feud heard round the internet, the restaurant chains have been at war over which has the better chicken sandwich. Popeyes, long known for its Louisiana-style chicken, only added the sandwich to their menu in August, announcing the news on social media and turning the internet into a feeding frenzy.

Twitter users were hungry for some action, including Scalise, who represents southern Louisiana in Congress. “I think we’re gonna settle this whole debate once and for all,” he said Wednesday in a video posted to Twitter.

The minority whip begins with the “original” Chick-fil-A sandwich, calling it “consistent” and “always good.” He then moves to his next piece of poultry, but not before disclosing that Popeyes was founded in his district.

The congressman proceeds to chomp down on the chicken and does what one would expect a resident of Louisiana to do: nods his head in satisfaction, giving the sandwich a rating of “oh my gosh.”

“Popeyes has got it this time,” he says.

As of Tuesday, Popeyes has sold out of their now infamous chicken sandwich, ruffling feathers nationwide.

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