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Popeyes Is Cool But Here Are Other Black-Owned Chicken Sandwich Shops To Try

By Parker Diakite

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If one thing is clear by the latest battle of “who has the best chicken sandwiches,” it’s the power of influence from black consumers.

So why not put that same energy is supporting black-owned businesses?

If you don’t know where to start, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are 7 chicken sandwiches to try from black-owned businesses.

Fat’s Chicken & Waffles

Located in Seattle’s Central District Fat’s Chicken & Waffles, a southern style, New Orleans-influenced restaurant, serves one of the best Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit sandwichAmerica has to offer.

If you are looking for something more savory, the restaurant also has a fried chicken thigh sandwich or a fried chicken sandwich served with pimento cheese.

Instagram |@fatschicken

Monroe’s Hot Chicken

Larry White and his wife Rasheeda have blessed the city of Pheonix with Nashville’s famous hot chicken in sandwich form at Monroe’s Hot Chicken.


You will be served with a seasoned-to-perfection chicken breast that’s nicely breaded and of course, crispy.

If you’re nervous about a little spice, no worries. You’re able to pick your spice level.

Mikkey’s Retro Grill

There are two locations in Chicago where you enjoy Mikkey’s Retro Grill’s crispy buffalo chicken sandwich.

Head to Stony Island or Hyde Park for this mouth-water sandwich served with blue cheese.

Chocolat Restaurant & Bar

Located in Harlem, Chocolat Restaurant & Bar is a popular spot among residents that famous for its fried chicken.

On the lunch menu is where you will find its crispy chicken sandwich served with chipotle aioli sauce and on the appetizer menu is where you will find its crispy chicken biscuits served with chili maple pepper sauce.

Instagram | @chocolatharlem

Chicken Shack

The Chicken Shack in Baton Rouge, Louisiana has been in business since 1935, which only means one thing: they are doing something right.

The restaurant is considered to be one of the oldest continuously operating establishments in Baton Rouge.

With several locations city-wide, you can enjoy a chicken sandwich for less than $5.

Saudia Schulers Country Cookin

Located in a small shop in Philadelphia, Saudia Schuler’s Country Cookin is quite the talker in town, especially when it comes to her chicken sandwich.

Just look at her Instagram page. With more than 200,000 followers, people travel from all over to try Country Cookin.

Instagram | @countrycoookin1

Shuckin & Jivin

Outrageous name aside, Miami’s Shuckin & Jivin has some very tasty chicken and seafood and their chicken sandwich would probably give Popeyes’ a run for its money.

Located at 4759 NW 167th Street, this southern-style take-out restaurant brings all your cajun favorites to Miami.

Instagram | @weshuckin

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