Dairy Queen’s latest advertising features their “Hot Dips” product, which is basically a rebranding of their existing chicken strip basket, except that they nuke the BBQ sauce to make it hot. Oh, and they knocked the price of the 4-piece meal down to $4.99, which is a pretty sweet deal for a box of fries, chicken, and Texas toast.
More importantly, as a connoisseur of fast-food chicken strips, I must say that the Dairy Queen ones rank very highly. Here’s my ranking breakdown of the fast-food chicken strips I’ve had:
- Sonic Drive-In (best around, too bad there’s no Sonic anywhere in Monterey County!)
- Dairy Queen (then a big drop off until the next group)
- Carl’s Jr. (as long as they are cooked to a crisp, some places undercook them - not salmonella undercook, just not cooked to a crisp and as such, not that good)
- Burger King (chicken tenders and chicken fries, nice and reliable)
- Arby’s (decent)
- McDonald’s (I don’t have them much because McD’s fries are lethal even by fast food standards)
- KFC (too greasy, ack!)
- Foster’s Freeze
- Jack ‘n the Box (they used to be fantastic, not anymore) Unranked: Wendy’s (crap! crap! crap!)
That’s all I can remember off the top of my head.