It’s here. Football season is officially upon us, and for 18 weeks, many of our close friends and family members’ moods will be directly impacted by how well one stranger kicked, threw, ran, or ran over another generously padded stranger in a shiny outfit. And in between bouts of spilling beer while yelling at refs who can’t hear them, these spectators will snack. Oh, how they will snack. For non-fans like me, this is the very best part.
Fried chicken is a quintessential offering at blowout tailgate parties, be it on the bone, wing only, boneless, or in strips. A buffet of craggy-crusted, crunchy-breaded chicken is a dream worth suffering through all of the stomping and clapping for, and I am literally here for it (and only . That’s why I’ve rounded up the best deals, discounts, packages, and flavors of fried chicken in all its forms to bring you the 13 spots you should be ordering from this football season. Go team! (Whichever team, it doesn’t really matter.)