Popeyes' Chicken Sandwich Is Getting a Buffalo Twist

The new sauce is a mix of ranch and spicy buffalo.

When the Popeyes Chicken Sandwich first launched nationwide on August 12, 2019, the number one song in America was "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X. Both the song and the sandwich are signatures of a moment in time, but in 2022, most people probably aren't indulging in either quite as much as they used to.

So just as Lil Nas X has continued to expand his musical horizons, Popeyes is also looking for their next hit. And the chain has just announced what it's calling "an innovation of the iconic Chicken Sandwich": the new Popeyes Buffalo Ranch Chicken Sandwich.

Launching nationwide today for a limited time, the new take on Popeyes' trend-creating sandwich is billed as being "made special by an all-new sauce, featuring a creamy herb buttermilk ranch, kicked up with a zesty and buttery buffalo sauce." All the other components remain the same — the hand-battered and breaded chicken, along with barrel cured pickles, served between a buttery brioche bun — but the chain suggests the sauce is a perfect new complement to those existing elements.

Popeye's Buffalo Ranch Chicken Sandwich
Courtesy of Popeye's

"Two years ago, our Chicken Sandwich reintroduced the world to our chicken mastery, and we have not stopped innovating since," Sami Siddiqui, president of Popeyes North America, said in the announcement, alluding to other recent chicken twists including Popeyes Nuggets and the Megan Thee Stallion-promoted Hottie Sauce. "We have a lot of fun experimenting with new flavors in our test kitchen, and this Buffalo Ranch Chicken Sandwich is one I'm especially excited to bring to our guests."

Popeyes says the new sammy will be available both in restaurants and for delivery starting at a price of $4.99 — and Popeyes Rewards members will rack up 150 bonus points if they order the item on the Popeyes App or on Popeyes.com.

Of course, the question remains, will this new Buffalo Ranch Chicken Sandwich be as hype-worthy as the original chicken sandwich? Well, let me answer that question with a question: How did you feel about Montero?

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