Fried Chicken Sandwich Challenge Winners

The Vancouver Fried Chicken Sandwich Challenge was a success featuring creations from restaurants around greater Vancouver. Each place featured their fried chicken sandwich creation from February 4-28, 2021. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the task as each judge who tasted each creation with a rigorous process based on taste, originality/uniqueness and presentation/appearance.

The Winners are:

1st Place (tie):

{113 points}

ChiMec Fried Chicken & Burger

ChiMec Thigh Burger

Price: $12.00

Created by: Eric and Jean

Description: Our ChiMec thigh burger is made with 2 boneless fried chicken thighs on a toasted brioche bun with creamy coleslaw, sweet pickles, pickled onions and your choice of original garlic mayo, medium siracha mayo or hot extra spicy pepper mayo.

Offered: all the time

Available for Take out, eat in or delivery.

ChiMec Fried Chicken & Burger

835 Denman Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 331-0058

Web: https://chimec.ca/

Instagram @chimecvan

1st Place (tie):

{113 points}

Free Bird Table & Bar

Free Bird Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich

Price: $18

Created by: the team

Description: Buttermilk braised, juicy yet crispy chicken with a delightfully spice dry rub on a brioche bun.

Offered: all the time

Available for Take out, eat in or delivery.

Free Bird Table & Bar

5991 Alderbridge Way, Richmond

Tel: (604) 279-5598

Web: http://thefreebird.ca/

Instagram @freebirdtableandbar

2nd Place (tie):

{108 points}

Tokyo Katsu-sand Foodtruck

Chicken Katsu-sando

Price: $13.25

Created by: Chef Ryosuke

Description: A simple dish prepared by a Japanese chef, using the same cooking method as in real Japan, to recreate the taste of Japan. Crispy chicken cutlet, cabbage, homemade Katsu sauce and Japanese mustard-mixed Japanese mayonnaise.

Offered: all the time

Tokyo Katsu-sand Foodtruck

725 West Georgia Street, Vancouver

Tel:n/a

Web: https://tokyokatsusand.ca/

Instagram @tokyokatsusand

2nd Place (tie):

{108 points}

Veg Out Foodtruck

Crispy Chick’n Burger

Price: $13

Created by: Chef Troy & Scott

Description: Original Chick’n tossed in our signature house made coating and fried to a perfect crunch. Topped with house made sweet mustard, shredded lettuce, and sliced dill pickle.

Offered: Rotating Schedule (Offered during operation hours)

Veg Out Foodtruck

Rotating schedule of locations

Web: https://veg-out.ca/

Instagram @vegout_yvr

3rd Place:

{103 points}

Win Win Chick-N

Win Win Chick-n Original Crispy Chicken Sandwich

Price: $11.99 (upgrade to a combo with a side of small fries and can of pop for additional $3.50)

Created by: our team

Description: we use a generous portion of 8-11 ounces of locally sourced fresh organic chicken breast meat hand breaded with

our in house spices,  we partnered it with a soft brioche buns and use a combination of our dry spices and mayo. try it it’s simply delicious

Offered: all the time

Win Win Chick-N

12160 First Ave, Richmond

Tel: 778 297 5818

Web: https://www.winwinchick-n.com/

Instagram @winwinchickn2018

And

Win Win Chick-N

8197 Main Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 423-4818

Web: https://www.winwinchick-n.com/

Instagram @winwinchickn2018

In the People’s Choice Awards category, the public who tried the Fried Chicken Sandwich creations were the ones who had the opportunity to cast their vote throughout the challenge.

The Winners are:

1st Place People’s Choice:

Win Win Chick-N

Win Win Chick-n Original Crispy Chicken Sandwich

Price: $11.99 (upgrade to a combo with a side of small fries and can of pop for additional $3.50)

Created by: our team

Description: we use a generous portion of 8-11 ounces of locally sourced fresh organic chicken breast meat hand breaded with

our in house spices,  we partnered it with a soft brioche buns and use a combination of our dry spices and mayo. try it it’s simply delicious

Offered: all the time

Win Win Chick-N

12160 First Ave, Richmond

Tel: 778 297 5818

Web: https://www.winwinchick-n.com/

Instagram @winwinchickn2018

And

Win Win Chick-N

8197 Main Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 423-4818

Web: https://www.winwinchick-n.com/

Instagram @winwinchickn2018

2nd Place People’s Choice:

Veg Out Foodtruck

Crispy Chick’n Burger

Price: $13

Created by: Chef Troy & Scott

Description: Original Chick’n tossed in our signature house made coating and fried to a perfect crunch. Topped with house made sweet mustard, shredded lettuce, and sliced dill pickle.

Offered: Rotating Schedule (Offered during operation hours)

Veg Out Foodtruck

Rotating schedule of locations

Web: https://veg-out.ca/

Instagram @vegout_yvr

3rd Place People’s Choice:

ChiMec Fried Chicken & Burger

ChiMec Thigh Burger

Price: $12.00

Created by: Eric and Jean

Description: Our ChiMec thigh burger is made with 2 boneless fried chicken thighs on a toasted brioche bun with creamy coleslaw, sweet pickles, pickled onions and your choice of original garlic mayo, medium siracha mayo or hot extra spicy pepper mayo.

Offered: all the time

Available for Take out, eat in or delivery.

ChiMec Fried Chicken & Burger

835 Denman Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 331-0058

Web: https://chimec.ca/

Instagram @chimecvan

Our Media judges for this challenge were: Rose Lin, Brenda Yim and David Grange

Each media judge will have scored the creation with a maximum of 40 points as follows: Overall Taste 20 points, Originality and Uniqueness 10 points, Presentation and Appearance 10 points). The total number of points a cake creation could earn is 120 points.

Thank you to the chefs and establishments that accepted my invitation and featured their fried chicken sandwiches on the menu for the past few weeks during this challenge.

I encourage you to visit the winning places to try their fried chicken sandwich creations! See the entries here.

By: Richard Wolak