The fried chicken sandwich was one of those comfort items that soared in popularity during the pandemic thanks to ease of portability. Many restaurants began offering one offs thanks carryout focused menus. As Chicago distances itself from March 2020 and the start of the pandemic, it should be no surprise that restaurant owners have opted to keep chicken sandwiches on their menus. For restaurants that specialize in the delicacy, there’s nothing to adapt to — they’ve got customers hooked. So from spicy to mild, panko-crusted to sauces, here are some of the best fried chicken sandwiches in the city.
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