Fast Food Review: Spicy Chicken Sandwich from Roy Rogers
While I may collect bottles of hot sauce for my very own personal “Wall of Flame” at home, I’m still pretty wimpy when it comes to spicy. I do enjoy a little heat and like to test my tolerance from time to time, but I’m no Scott Roberts. Fast food chicken sandwiches have taken the spicy makeover through the years and I think I’ve tried them all. Most recently, Chick-fil-A introduced their Spicy Chicken Sandwich as a new permanent spot on the menu. While to a lot of the readers out there, Roy Rogers restaurants may be many miles from you, I have the luxury to be surrounded by them. The latest addition at Roy’s is their own take on spicy. No fancy name here… simply the Spicy Chicken Sandwich.
Available for a limited time only, the Roy Rogers Spicy Chicken Sandwich is a worthy addition to the realm of fast food chicken sandwiches. Roy’s already has one of the best chicken sandwiches there is with the Gold Rush, but the Spicy Chicken Sandwich deserves some recognition now too. While the Gold Rush will always be my #1 seed, I can see myself playing the field and hooking up with Spicy when I’m in the mood for change. The thing I really liked about the Spicy Chicken Sandwich was it wasn’t overly spicy. On looks alone, this sandwich looks scary with the reddish brown fried batter and topped off with a firey orange sauce scattered with pepper flakes. Truth be told, I wasn’t reaching for a cold beverage on first taste. I actually consumed the entire sandwich without a drink by my side and this wouldn’t be possible for me with most every other spicy chicken sandwich. For all you extreme chile heads out there, the Roy’s Spicy Chicken might have you laughing. For all the wimps, give this sandwich a fair shot.
This is a really tasty chicken sandwich that is tastier than it is spicy. You can taste the spices without having any pain following it. A well constructed sandwich not overdone with ingredients, the Spicy Chicken Sandwich from Roy Rogers is simply a seasoned chicken patty, American cheese, a mild-medium peppery sauce in a bun. There was no wishing for some cool lettuce and tomato to help fan the flames with this sandwich. The sauce and cheese help bring some extra texture to the combination while the chicken patty was moist and flavorful on the inside while bringing up the heat on the outside. The Roy Rogers Spicy Chicken Sandwich is promo priced at $3.49 and there is an option to add bacon for 60 cents more. I love the bacon in my Gold Rush so on next try, I’ll be upgrading the Spicy. The latest at Roy’s is worth a taste and I’m hoping it sticks around for a while.
Pros: Not painful. More tasty than it is spicy.
Cons: Extreme spicy lovers will be disappointed.
Grubbing on-the-go: 6.50/10
Overall GrubGrade: 8.50/10
More Info: RoyRogersRestaurants.com
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