Wednesday, June 10, 2009

El Pollo Loco - Chicken Sliders ($1.29) Rating: 5

Mark Lim - When KFC introduced Grilled Chicken to their menu it turned their war with El Pollo Loco into one giant soap opera. It was like KFC stealing El Pollo Loco's woman at the altar on horseback, giving her amnesia, and switching their babies at birth all at the same time.

El Pollo Loco has decided to fight back by copying KFC's "Snacker" sandwich and renaming it The Chicken Slider.

Both are pretty decent but I'd have to give the edge to the Snacker because KFC offers a larger sandwich, more flavors, and uses a better chicken chunk.

El Pollo Loco, Chicken Slider, Oh So Fat
These El Pollo Loco Sliders are advertised at 99 cents but that's only for the Original Flavor. Spicy and BBQ are $1.29 which leaves me feeling cheated.

El Pollo Loco, Spicy Chicken Slider, Oh So Fat
The chicken used in the Sliders are comparable with McDonald's frozen chicken but they're not too bad. I actually quite enjoyed the Original Flavor.

Mark Lim, Chicken Slider, Oh So Fat
I have quite a large head so it's hard to judge how big these Sliders actually are.

El Pollo Loco, BBQ Chicken Slider, Oh So Fat

Maybe it's me but fast food sandwiches covered in BBQ sauce are never good. The KFC BBQ Snacker and the El Pollo Loco BBQ Sliders are both pretty gross.

El Pollo Loco - Original Slider, BBQ Slider, Spicy Slider
Taste ------------ (5) Original was by far better than the other two
Presentation -----(5) Lots of mess for a little burger
Price ------------- (6) $0.99 - $1.29 isn't too bad
Quantity --------- (4) They're the size of half a tennis ball
Satisfaction ----- (5) I probably could eat about 5 before throwing up

These aren't my favorite and I believe the KFC Snacker to be the superior mini chicken burger but I probably would get them again if I wanted something small and cheap. What El Pollo Loco should have done was use their superior Flame Grilled Chicken and made that into a sandwich. That would have been a total change of pace and something wonderfully awesome.

Be Fat! Be Happy!


SnapandPrint said...

I agree on the "BBQ sause" not being a good thing on chicken sandwiches.

The only sandwich I like that on is McDonald's McRibs.

Greymaker said...

I had no idea that EL Pollo Loco had come out with something like this. I'm definitely gonna try one, interested to see how their fried chicken would taste. TIme to use a postmates promo code from and get one delivered. Though I'll be honest, I'm worried about the BBQ sauce, because your right, its not good on chicken sandwiches....