Fried chicken sandwiches are a hot (sometimes literally) item these days. After selling out of a limited run in August, Popeyes has announced their spicy fried chicken sandwich will be permanently joining the menu this fall. Fast food restaurants aren't the only ones in the fried chicken sandwich market, however, These days, fried chicken has flown to the top of sandwich menus across the United States with the best chefs in the country luring hungry eaters with their finest renditions. We scoured reviews and rankings by expert food writers and countless hungry customers to find the best fried chicken sandwiches in America for your eating pleasure. So forget that diet, grab some napkins, and prepare to chow down on the best birds in the country.
Jason Notte contributed to this story.