The Enduring Popularity of Chicken Biscuits

Some foods appeal across borders. While the chicken biscuit is traditionally associated with the South, its popularity has crossed state borders into other parts of the United States and even the world. We all know the reason, of course. Great flavors know no boundaries, and given the versatility and flexibility of the chicken biscuit, we feel like it’s important to know why.

The Timeless Allure of Chicken Biscuits

The chicken biscuit is a breakfast classic today, but how did the fried chicken sandwich become so popular? The fast food chain most closely associated with chicken biscuits, Chick-Fil-A, sold more than 133 million in 2018 alone. 

The fast food chain started in 1967, but the chicken biscuit wasn’t on its menu until almost 20 years later. Shortly after that, the popular fast-food chain opened its first standalone location and has become one of the most popular fast-food restaurants ever since. 

The popular restaurant chain operated almost exclusively in the South for many decades. Biscuits had been a breakfast stable in the South, so combining them with fried chicken seemed like a natural culinary fit. 

As Chick-Fil-A has expanded across the country, there was some concern that the chicken biscuit would be less popular in the North. However, those fears were unnecessary, and chicken breakfast biscuits are now widespread across the United States. 

All-Day Appeal Meal Item

One of the reasons why customers throughout the country love chicken biscuits is because of their versatility. Enjoyable any time of day, from breakfast to dinner, chicken biscuits stand out from the crowd.

For example, many people love a classic chicken biscuit for breakfast, but how about adding other ingredients? For instance, a unique twist to a breakfast chicken biscuit is topping it with an egg, cheese, and bacon or sausage.  

In the South, pimento cheese has also become a popular edition. In other parts of the country, other ingredients might be more popular. Examples include hot sauce, pickles, and even relish. The customizability has added significantly to the appeal of chicken biscuits but has also contributed to chicken sandwich wars. Because so many restaurant chains are getting involved in this discussion, many people have become passionate about their favorite chain’s chicken sandwich or biscuit. This attention has only contributed to the increased popularity of chicken sandwiches. 

Chicken Biscuits Made Perfectly with Pitco’s Solstice Supreme Fryers

Producing the best chicken biscuit means having the right commercial fryer, and that is where Pitco’s Solstice Supreme Fryers stand out. One of the top features of this fryer is its automatic filtration system. Dirty fryer oil is a consistent concern for restaurants, and old oil can seriously detract from the quality of the meal. With automatic oil filtration and disposal, this is no longer an issue.

Pitco fryers can also help restaurants save time with an automatic oil top-off feature. If the kitchen has to stop to refill the oil, it can cause orders to get delayed. With an automatic filling feature, restaurants can save time and reduce kitchen hazards while ensuring consistent order quality. 

Ready to start making the best chicken biscuit sandwiches in town? Schedule a fryer consultation with a local Pitco expert – click below to get started.


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Topics: Chicken, Fried Food