Seven Hate-Free Chicken Sandwiches in Metro Phoenix

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All this talk of chicken sandwiches lately has made us hungry for one thing -- a chicken sandwich.

But not just any ol' chicken sandwich, we want a delicious, hate- free chicken sandwich that believes that everyone should have the chance to enter into a life of sitting on a couch getting fat with the person they love. A chicken sandwich that wants everyone to experience in-laws and family reunions. And, most important, we want a chicken sandwich from one of our fine local restaurants.

Here are our seven favorite locally made, hate-free chicken sandwiches. Enjoy!

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Kerri B. via Yelp
Salsalita Chicken Sandwich from The Barbecue Company -- This South Phoenix lunchtimes BBQ house takes a juicy, grilled spicy marinated chicken breast filet and smothers it with pepperjack cheese and fresh pico de gallo and then piles the whole thing on a soft jalapeno cheddar baguette. The Barbecue Company is only open Monday through Friday from 10:30 - 3 p.m. and the place gets pretty busy around noon so plan your spicy sandwich eating accordingly.

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LeeAnn Dunton
Original "G" Spicy Po-Boy from Green -- All right so it's not exactly chicken, but we couldn't leave out our very favorite mock chicken sandwich, the Original G. A vegan-friendly chicken patty is coated in a rich spicy vegan buffalo wing sauce and topped with fresh lettuce and tomato. Make sure you order it with a side of their perfect fries and a glass of housemade limeade.

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Southwest Chicken Sandwich from SanTan Brewery -- Nothing goes better with a cold pint of Devil's Ale than our favorite Chandler Brewery's Southwest Chicken Sandwich. The brewery take a grilled chicken breast and loads it up with green chili, avocado slices, spicy pepperjack cheese, and veggies on their super soft house buns. And don't forget that SanTan does new release movie night every Monday at 10 p.m. because chicken sandwiches and movies are a perfect pair.


Location Info

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Map

Four Peaks Brewing Company

1340 E. 8th St., Tempe, AZ

Category: Music

Green

2240 N. Scottsdale Road, Tempe, AZ

Category: Restaurant

San Tan Brewing Company

8 San Marcos Place, Chandler, AZ

Category: Music

Defalco's Italian Deli and Grocery

2334 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Hula's Modern Tiki

4700 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

House of Tricks

114 E. 7th St., Tempe, AZ

Category: Restaurant

FEZ

3815 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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48 comments
Randy Melder
Randy Melder

Oh man, Chik-Fil-A tastes soooo good though.. mmmmm nom nom nom

mcleesmegan
mcleesmegan

I don't think there was anything hateful about what Chick-Filets CEO said. It is free speech, so to protest free speech is a little paradoxical isn't it? I'm sure there are other CEO's who feel the same way but don't say it out loud. If you don't want to eat there, don't! That is the beauty of America. It is pretty sad that people have to waste their time doing menial protests at a fast food place! I think there are much more important issues at hand, like poverty and hunger? Or how about the unemployment rate? Sheesh.

azcumsquelcher
azcumsquelcher

hate-free. hahahaha what a hoot Shannon Armour! You could also be unfairly characterized as a hateful person for your unquestionable resolve to take away business from chic-fil-a. I think I just may show some love and buy some hate-chicken tomorrow 

Hock
Hock

It's not like people went to chick fil a for good food...since it's been a topic of conversation more than one person has told me the only good thing on their menu is the waffle fries.   Really?  

 

And those that posted they feel it's an issue what the CEO said, it is not...it's their corporate behavior of donating money to anti-gay causes.  Why would I spend money at a place, where I know a portion of the money goes to causes I feel are abhorrent?  

MrAmazing
MrAmazing

Any of these Muslim owned? Cause you know they kind of actually believe in putting to death homosexuals, as opposed to Dan Cathay who will hire, promote, encourage, and serve homosexuals.

 

This disgusting politicization of everything on earth is beyond idiocy, and the Aug 1 vs Aug 3 turnout proved as much.

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

Please tell me what is hateful about this statement-

Some have opposed the company's support of the traditional family. "Well, guilty as charged," said Cathy when asked abou...t the company's position. "We are very much supportive of the family -- the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that. "We operate as a family business ... our restaurants are typically led by families; some are single. We want to do anything we possibly can to strengthen families. We are very much committed to that," Cathy emphasized. "We intend to stay the course," he said. "We know that it might not be popular with everyone, but thank the Lord, we live in a country where we can share our values and operate on biblical principles."

 

This comment sums up the problem with this author and those who have been led by the nose by authors with similar spins-

"Our culture has accepted two huge lies: The first is that if you disagree with someone's lifestyle, you must fear them or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don't have to compromise convictions to be compassionate." -Rick Warren

Jim Bodden
Jim Bodden

Cathy is free to speak his mind and others are free to take their money elsewhere. Simple as that. No free speech debate here.

Jason Paul
Jason Paul

I think everyone is missing the real issue here... Chik-fil-A isn't even a real chicken sandwich. It's the lowest level of processed, hormone filled, puss filled, sickened, mass produced, not fit for human consumption, crap out there. If you want a chicken sandwich, made of actual chicken, I would suggest going elsewhere regardless of your views on gay rights.

RobertGraham
RobertGraham

I love chicken sandwiches and will be visiting these places instead of Chic-fil-A. These seven recommendations makes me hungry.

Wayne C. Fox
Wayne C. Fox

To hell with Chicken, eat more fish. Knock Kneed Lobster fish and chips with shrimp is awesome, I'm addicted. Don't forget to put the vinegar on the fries.

Dain Quentin Gore
Dain Quentin Gore

Well, facts are not opinions. We definitely need to separate fact from opinion. I do know that FRC is not blameless. They are for"treatment" of homosexuality as if it were deprogramming from a cult (as they "treat" sexual addiction as well), and that is an extreme view.

Dain Quentin Gore
Dain Quentin Gore

Let's just say I'm not a fan of FRC. But this took me 10 seconds of curiosity to debunk. Thanks for your 10 seconds of time.

Cole Jacobsen
Cole Jacobsen

Everything is an opinion. Something neither "side" seems to attempt to recognize.

Emileo Ybarra
Emileo Ybarra

Neil, the muslims want to kill gays all the time , everyday, you dont have to go to uganda or chic fil a, go picket a mosque near you, why do you single out christians? safer?

Jolie Klasek
Jolie Klasek

Manuel Marquez - Get real. It is about WAY MORE than a chicken sandwhich. To belittle it is to not acknowledge that THERE IS A PROBLEM and that there is some SKEWED thinking going on.

Justin Swanson
Justin Swanson

someone doesnt agree with us, we are going to throw a fit ... get over it

Neil Cohen
Neil Cohen

Okay, because apparently none of those commenting has bothered to delve into this issue, I will state it again: Dan Cathy and his company funnel money ($5-10 million) to organizations that promote hate and one that advocates Uganda's "Death to Gays" law. That is a hateful action of a sanctimonious and judgmental so-called Christian who needs to read up on WJWD. Not a free speech debate...not by a long shot. Hate? Definitely.

Jolie Klasek
Jolie Klasek

Hey, I don't hate, to hate takes A LOT OF ENERGY that I prefer to use on proactive constructive things. I just don't understand how one person can use THEIR freedoms and then turn around and tell someone else to live their life or what they can or can not write in someone their blog.....I have better things to do, like to mention that THOSE types of persons who infringe upon the rights of others might need a reality check.......Not sure when they think God gave THEM THE RIGHT TO TELL OTHERS WHAT THEY COULD OR COULD NOT DO! Maybe, such one's need a thinking and attitude adjustment. I find it HIGHLY IRRITATIONING when someone says "I have right's (and yes, they do) but those rights can affect the rights of others". And they don's seem to understand that or maybe they JUST DON CARE TOO. Maybe, ALL THAT THEY CARE ABOUT IS THEIR RIGHTS and not the rights of others.....In that situation I THINK that they might be SMALL-MINDED.

Jodi Booker Ogle
Jodi Booker Ogle

Oh come on. That's a little much don't you think New Times?

Michael VC Totty
Michael VC Totty

he was directly asked and his company is based deeply in christian faith. which is also why they are closed on sundays. so why does everyone have to hate on chick-fil-a. this is a good example of why you should never ask a question of anyone that you are not fully prepared to hear the answer to

Emileo Ybarra
Emileo Ybarra

wednesday was the first time i went to chic fil a, had their spicy chicken, it was better than kfc, jack in the bleh etc, i wont be eating chicken from anywhere else thank you

Joe Smith
Joe Smith

Alisha Jo needs to read the constitution

Damian Spiropoulos
Damian Spiropoulos

hate free sandwich....as long as i have the alternative to try a delicious hate filled sandwich, preferably not from nasty ass chick-fil-a...then cool

Alisha Jo
Alisha Jo

Freedom of speech allows us to express our own beliefs, thoughts and feelings without fear of attack clearly people have forgotten we are inititled to this.

Rick Olsen
Rick Olsen

I love it a sandwich now hates!!!!! This just gets sillier all the time.

Chow Bella
Chow Bella

Hey Paula, I didn't write this post. (Laura)

Jolie Klasek
Jolie Klasek

To Paula Smith -Oh, SORRY! I didn't get the memo that said YOU had the right to set the rules and limits as to what a person could say in THEIR blog.

przemysl
przemysl

You forgot Chik-fil-a privately-owned franchises, NT...

 

In fact, the article is thinly- and clumsily-disguised ads

for yokels NT PC grinches get free stuff from.

 

Free ads for pals of the NT staff.

Jolie Klasek
Jolie Klasek

To Maria Natasha Vitulli - Is it Chow Bella's RESPONSIBILITY to share Chick-fil-a's religious beliefs?.....Wouldn't that be Chick-fil-a's responsibility? Chick-fil-a is owned and operated by adults. They can take care of their OWN RESPONSIBILITY.....Nobody is FORCING people to 'like' and read Chow Bella's blog and facebook newsfeed. If they are offended are they INCAPABLE of 'unfriending' themselves from receiving Chow Bella's posts?.......Aren't 'MOST' of us capable of checking out the facts on OUR OWN, instead of expecting someone else to do our research???.......I guess I just DON'T GET why people have to 'POLICE' everything someone says or blogs about......It get's SO TIRING of reading and listening to others' 'nit-pick' everything someone else says and or does.

Paula Smith
Paula Smith

Jolie, yes we do live in a free country and Laura/Chow Bella can say whatever she wants. That's why I didn't say, "You will not speak of politics again!" But hers is a food blog so people come here to read about food and Laura's really great about blogging about that. Let's just stick to food.

Maria Natasha
Maria Natasha

I'm happy to read that you're showcasing local establishments... however, I'm curious to know if you've taken the time to ask these restaurant owners what their religious beliefs are and if so, do you plan on sharing their responses... or are we to assume that they support what you consider to be the correct and only view point? Awaiting your reply, Shannon.

Jolie Klasek
Jolie Klasek

Sheesh, Paula Smith, last I heard we still lived in a FREE COUNTRY, political blogger or not!.......I myself am neutral when it comes to politics. Just wondering why it is okay for you to voice YOUR OPINION and then you turn around and question Chow Bella their right to FREE EXPRESSION......SO WHAT if it ISN'T a political blog......Talk to the hand because I DON'T CARE that you feel CHOW BELLA shouldn't make any comments on the POOR (and sad) CHOICES of Chick-fil-a's CHOICE to be prejudice. That's Chick-fil-a's RIGHT, CHOICE AND PEROGATIVE. The same applies to Chow Bella to have the FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION. So blah, blah, blah, to Paula Smith. That's ALL that I hear from YOU.........Now go sit in the corner, Paula. You should be ashamed of yourself.

pca2002002
pca2002002

Nice roundup of local chicken sandwiches, but I don't see the part where you interviewed the owners of each establishment to make sure they hold only politically "acceptable" views ensuring that these sandwiches are truly hate-free.

Sheldon Sturges
Sheldon Sturges

They used to have great chicken sarnies at the Canadian KFC back in the day.

Paula Smith
Paula Smith

Seriously? You're still trying to be a political blogger? Didn't we just talk about this the other day? When are you going to learn? Now go sit in the corner.

mcleesmegan
mcleesmegan

 @Hock What anti-gay causes are you talking about? Never heard of that.

mito
mito

 @yourproductsucks Dan Cathy & Chick-fil-A donate lots of money, sandwiches, & other resources to anti-gay activist organizations - that aim to convert gay people (despite the fact that practically every major medical organization has stated that this is not only impossible but dangerous and harmful), that aim to lobby against bans or for overturning bans on work discrimination against gay people (as they tried in PA), and that aim to prevent  or take away equal protections for gay people. 

 

Chick-fil-A has donated at least $5 million to organizations (including a certified hate group) that, among other things, depict gay people as pedophiles, want to make "gay behavior" illegal, and even say gay people should be "exported" out of America.

 

Cathy & Chick-fil-A  are politically active in pursuing  an agenda of limiting the rights or taking away rights of gay Americans, to realize their philosophy of casting gays as second class citizens.

 

They use the rhetoric of "family values" to try and soften the image of such a hate-based agenda.

You don't have all of Cathy's quotes up on your comment.  Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy didn't merely say he supports traditional marriage. Dan Cathy said if you support gay marriage, you "are inviting God's judgment on our nation," and that we "shake our fist at Him" when we do. Dan Cathy also said same-sex marriage is the result of a "deprived" mind and called it"twisted up kind of stuff."

 

Even if you don't support same-sex marriage, do you really think gay marriage is "inviting God's judgment on our nation"? Haven't we all heard enough blame from those who claim to speak for the Lord, like after Katrina or, more recently, after the shooting in Aurora, Colo.?

 

 The media keep saying Chick-fil-A has never discriminated, but the truth is that Chick-fil-A has been sued over a dozen times for employment discrimination. That's what a leading business publication,Forbes, stated in 2007, when they also called Chick-fil-A a "cult" and reported that Chick-fil-A's founder and CEO Truett Cathy said he wanted to hire married people because they are more industrious and productive. Truett Cathy has also said he would probably fire someone who "has been sinful or done something harmful to their family members."

 

Chick-fil-A is just exercising their First Amendment rights by running a business based on the Bible, right? Wrong. There's a line between the "free exercise of religion" and violating the law. If Chick-fil-A is violating the law by discriminating against gay people, or by firing women so that they can be "stay home" moms, as one woman who is suing Chick-fil-A says in court documents, that's not exercising religious expression or free speech, and that's not a First Amendment issue. It may be, if the court decides, a violation of the law.

 

Even if you don't support same-sex marriage, do you want to support a company that might fire women to force them to be "stay home" moms against their will? Or whose CEO says he would fire employees for "being sinful"?

 

There are plenty of good restaurants that are happy to work hard for your hard-earned dollar. Why support a company that is working so hard to deny people their rights?

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