Sheetz Chicken Sandwich Review – Can a Gas Station Compete?

Over the past few years, the Chicken Sandwich Wars have swept the United States, but can a gas station contend? Check out this Sheetz Chicken Sandwich review to find out.

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I have to say that I was pretty skeptical when I first heard that Sheetz would sell chicken sandwiches. I mean, they’re a gas station chain, not a fast-food restaurant. How could they possibly make a good chicken sandwich?

That said, obviously, Sheetz is not your average gas station. Any Sheetz Freaks out there can attest that Sheetz goes above and beyond when it comes to gas station cuisine.

There are some different options for chicken sandwiches in the Sheetz app. So, just to be clear, I am referring to the Sheetz Homestyle Chicken Sandwich in this review.

Sheetz Chicken Sandwich Toppings

Whenever I am going to get a chicken sandwich, I typically get the default toppings on it. Many of the popular chicken sandwiches come with pickles, but there are different toppings on the different offerings. The problem with Sheetz is there is no default option. When you are assembling your culinary creations in the Sheetz app or at the MTO kiosks located in the stores, you have complete control over your sandwich. There is no default option. So my default chicken sandwich comes with pickles. Maybe that’s something Sheetz can look into. We need a default options button.

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Sheetz Chicken Sandwich Bun Options

As stated, Sheetz is all about customization. The bun I went with is the “Traditional Bun.” That was an easy call for me. But in case you’re wondering what other options there are, here you go:

  • Tortilla Wrap
  • Sliced Sourdough
  • Croissant
  • Plain Bagel
  • Everything Bagel
  • Waffle

Those are some wild options, aren’t they? You may be wondering who the heck uses a waffle as a bun? Well, that just so happens to make an awesome Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich, which is another offering at Sheetz. Check it out:

Sheetz Ultimate Toppers

Now if you’re a real wild card, there are some other modifiers you can add to your sandwich known as “Sheetz Ultimate Toppers.” These include:

  • Fryz
  • Mozzarella Sticks
  • Mac n Cheese Bites
  • Fried Egg
  • Jalapeno Poppers

It’s almost like these Sheetz menu creators were using some performance-enhancing drugs when they put this menu together. That said, there’s a chicken sandwich at Sheetz called “The Big Mozz.” And it’s glorious. Here it is in all its glory:

The big mozz

My Official Sheetz Chicken Sandwich Review

So where does the Sheetz Chicken Sandwich land? I don’t quite put it up there with my G.O.A.T. of chicken sandwiches, Chick-fil-A, but it is a darned good option. Bonus points for the customization options. Plus you know since it’s an MTO (Made to Order, for you noobs out there) it’s coming in fresh every time.

Check out this video to see how my friend Chris and I think it stacks up against some of the top fast food chicken sandwiches:

Sheetz Cheeseburger Review

While we’re in the mode of reviewing gas station food, why not bring up the Sheetz Burger? It’s another MTO item, so you know it’s fresh. You can also get this burger with a variety of toppings, just like the chicken sandwich.

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I went with the traditional bun and your basic burger toppings, but I also added American cheese to my burger. One thing I will say is that the Sheetz burgers do not come pre-made. So if you are in a hurry, this may not be the best option. It takes them a few minutes to make your burger. Greatness takes time, right?

All in all, the Sheetz Burger is a pretty solid fast food burger. It’s certainly not going to top Five Guys, In-N-Out, or whatever your favorite burger is. After all, it’s a gas station burger. But if you’re looking to grab a quick, solid burger it will do the trick.

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Conclusion

If you’re ever going through the PA//VA/WV/OH region, Sheetz is a great option to grab a bite to eat while on the road. The menu has a wide variety and as mentioned, they have a very solid chicken sandwich and cheeseburger option. Don’t let those crazy Wawa people tell you otherwise.