How do you make a classic American comfort food even more appealing? Put it between some bread. Sure, there are those who would call a fried chicken sandwich overkill, but we'd simply call it a glorious union of two magical things.
While fried chicken doesn't need condiments, if it's fried and seasoned well enough, there are any number that can take it to the next level—from sweet (honey butter, maple syrup) to savory (gravy, mustard) to spicy (hot sauce!). And when you're looking to build layers of flavor from an already awesome base, the sandwich is the best delivery vehicle out there.
New York isn't exactly the fried chicken capital of the US, but over the past few years, it has seen more and more restaurants that fry their chicken well and make brilliant sandwiches besides.