It seems like the great chicken sandwich war is a thing of the past. It all started when Popeye’s sold out of its tasty fried chicken sandwich back in 2019. Back then, customers would wait in long lines just to get a bite. In fact, several fast-food brands added fried chicken sandwiches to their menus during year or two after. Though delicious, there’s another spot to check out what was named Michigan’s best chicken sandwich.
The team at LoveFood.com has put together a list of the best chicken sandwiches in every state across the nation. Their selections are based on genuine user reviews, awards and accolades, and the first-hand experience of our team. “You might think it’s easy to put together a chicken sandwich, but making a great one is a lot harder than it looks,” they said.
According to the foodie website, the best chicken sandwich in Michigan can be found in downtown Ypsilanti. They said “You’ll find heaven” at Ma Lou’s Fried Chicken. Two sandwiches were highlighted as customer favorites, which are The OG and The Hot Chick. The OG combines fried breast or thigh with cheddar, smoked gouda, slaw, and pickles. While The Hot Chick is finished with Nashville hot baste and served with bacon, lettuce, tomato, jalapeño ranch, and pepper jack cheese.
Currently, Ma Lou’s Fried Chicken has 5 out of 5 stars on Yelp. Recently, a customer in the Dayton, Ohio area said that Ma Lou’s is worth the drive and always a treat. “Best chicken sandwich in America? Yes. Sides are amazing. Worth the drive. I’ve been known to stop for lunch on my way to a game and stop for dinner on the way home.”
Another review encouraged customers to “not sleep on” Ma Lou’s. “Don’t be sleeping on Ma Lou’s. Best chicken sandwich in the state and perhaps the country. Seasoned, made to perfection with tasty sweet potatoes. Run don’t walk to Ma Lou’s,” the review said.
The restaurant is located at 15 W Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti. See how other states measured up here.