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Anonymous asked in Food & DrinkCooking & Recipes · 2 months ago

Why are the grilled chicken sandwhiches at Chikfila more expensive than the fried ones?

Why do they jerk up the prices on the grilled ones?

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  • Clive
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    No doubt because it looks "healthy" and they can get away with it. That's how the free market works.

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  • 2 months ago

    Because they have to chew the breading off the chicken before putting it on the sandwich.

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  • 2 months ago

    Both are chicken breasts. The breaded sandwich is NOT formed and flaked chicken. The amount of protein is within a 1 gram difference in both, which could be explained by egg in the breading mixture.

    Several possible explanations for the higher cost of grilled, including the ingredients in the marinade costing more than the ingredients in the breading. The manufactured breading mixture is almost 100% used, while the marinade sees limited use and then is discarded. That waste of ingredients has to be recaptured somewhere.

    But the primary reason is probably the cost of an additional operation and the equipment for that operation, and the training to use that equipment. Any restaurant that requires a deep fryer AND a grill will have higher costs than the restaurant that uses just the deep fryer to cook the same food.  Those costs must be recaptured somewhere.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    The grilled ones have more meat in them and they tend to be breasts.

    When you buy the fried ones, you're buying a bunch of flour and oil and the meat is often the dark meat which is cheaper.

    In addition, people are generally willing to pay more for something they consider to be healthy or of higher quality.

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  • Janet
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    PROBABLY the grilled ones are more expensive. They are likely going to be real chicken breasts, while the fried ones are probably patties made out of scraps of chicken that would otherwise be thrown away or made into pet food .. and therefore cheaper to make.

    You can tell from the fibers in the meat ... real chicken breasts can be shredded in the same way that you can make pulled pork. Composite chicken pieces don't do that. The texture has less substance to it, but because they are breaded and deep-fried, THAT gives them texture so you probably won't notice the difference between a real breast and composite patties.

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  • Mark
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Simply:  because they can.  White and brown eggs taste exactly the same and have the same nutritional values, but Egg A is considered "premium" in some places and Egg B is considered premium in some places and they charge more for them.  I found it amusing when I went to Europe and certain cabinetry was called "American-style", but in the US, the SAME thing was referred to as "European style", both some they could charge more.

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