Review: Gold Rush Chicken Biscuit from Roy Rogers

My favorite fast food chicken sandwich now has a breakfast version… introducing the new Gold Rush Chicken Biscuit from Roy Rogers.Here’s how Roy Rogers describes their new Gold Rush Chicken Biscuit:

Roy’s famous all-white meat crispy chicken served on a warm, buttermilk biscuit with sweet and savory Gold Rush sauce.

The Gold Rush Chicken Biscuit is basically the Gold Rush Chicken Sandwich on a buttermilk biscuit (minus the bacon and cheese).  The signature sweet Gold Rush sauce is really all you need to earn the “Gold Rush” moniker.  My local Roy’s has the sandwich priced at $3.79.  The Gold Rush Chicken Biscuit is now available for a limited time only.
The Gold Rush Chicken Biscuit is simple and delicious. There are just three components to the sandwich… the buttermilk biscuit, the lightly breaded chicken fillet, and the Gold Rush sauce. The biscuit has a nice crust to it and a warm, fluffy inside.  Flavors of butter and salt from the biscuit balance perfectly against the honey sweetness of the sticky Gold Rush sauce.  At a price of $3.79 for the sandwich alone, it’s not a cheap fast food breakfast sandwich, but the value is decent considering the meaty chicken portion was way bigger than the biscuit.
There are strips of bacon and cheese on the Gold Rush Chicken Sandwich, so I was surprised that they were missing in the breakfast version… especially the bacon.  I have a feeling that the questionable durability of the  buttermilk biscuit proved to be the reason bacon wasn’t included (not to mention the price going over 4 bucks for a breakfast sandwich is a tough pill to swallow for a fast food value).
It’s long overdue that Roy’s branches out to build on the Gold Rush Chicken Sandwich.  I’ve always found it to be a unique flavor combination that stands out above over all other fast food chicken sandwiches… and it’s a mainstay on the menu.  The Gold Rush Chicken Biscuit is a worthy breakfast option that doesn’t quite match the classic lunch/dinner sandwich, but is a strong addition to the morning lineup.

Pros: Big portion of chicken. Sweet Gold Rush sauce.

Cons: Where's the bacon? Sticky sauce tends to get everywhere so it's not a great portable breakfast option.

Taste: 8.75/10
Value: 7.00/10
Grubbing on-the-go: 5.50/10
Price: $3.79

Overall GrubGrade: 8.00/10

More Info: royrogersrestaurants.com
Nutrition Facts:
Nutrition info:
634 calories, 35 grams of fat, 15 grams of saturated fat, 58 grams of carbs, 1436 milligrams of sodium, 2 grams of fiber, 10 grams of sugar, 23 grams of protein.

3 comments on “Review: Gold Rush Chicken Biscuit from Roy Rogers

  1. Zach S. says:

    This looks really good, if not a tad too high in price. Wished the were Roy Rodgers down here in south FL, loved those as a kid in central PA.

  2. monkeyrotica says:

    The bacon really makes the Gold Rush; the smokiness offsets the slightly sweet sauce and the salty chicken. Shame they left it off.

  3. Bubbsy says:

    Wow that’s a full buck-and-a-half more than ChickFilA, though I suspect the service & food is much better at CFA.

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