Biscuit Showdown: Who Has The Best Biscuits?

The debate on which fast food restaurant has the best biscuit is almost as old as the “who has the best fries” debate. So we have decided to end the debate once and for all.

The front runners for the title are Popeyes, KFC, Church’s chicken and Red Lobster. All have been lauded as having the best biscuit at one time or another, but what’s beneath the taste? What can of ramications does have towards your body? And which one is healthier.

On a Yahoo Poll from 2014, nearly 75% of participants preferred Popeye’s biscuits to the others. Yet, in a poll of college students from 18-25, by Nation Poll, 53% preferred Red Lobster to all the others.

So I guess taste really depends on what you like in a biscuit: sweet, salt content, density and fluffyness. So we take a look at the nutritional aspects of each biscuit to see which one is the healthiest. Take a look below:

Popeyes biscuit
Calories 240
Total Fat 14 g 21%
Saturated fat 7 g 35%
Polyunsaturated fat 2.9 g
Monounsaturated fat 3.5 g
Trans fat 0.1 g
Cholesterol 1 mg 0%
Sodium 448 mg 18%
Potassium 84 mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 24 g 8%
Dietary fiber 1 g 4%
Sugar 1.7 g
Protein 3.4 g 6%

Popeye’s Biscuit (Photo credit: Facebook)

Here’s how to make them at home:

Popeyes Buttermilk Biscuits Ingredients:
2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tbsp Sugar
1 1/2 tsp Salt
1 1/2 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp Baking soda
1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold
1/2 cup Buttermilk
1/4 cup Milk
1 Butter, to brush on top

Preheat oven to 400°F.
Mix together flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a medium bowl.
Slice cold butter into cubes and use a pastry knife or potato masher to cut butter into the dry mixture until no large chunks of butter remain.
Add buttermilk and milk and stir with a spoon until dough forms.
Roll out to 1/2-inch thick on a floured surface.
Cut biscuits with a 3-inch biscuit cutter and arrange on a lightly greased or parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
Bake for 22 to 24 minutes or until tops begin to turn light brown.
Remove biscuits from the oven and cool for a couple of minutes, then brush each biscuit top with melted butter.;

KFC biscuit
Calories 185
Total Fat 9 g 13%
Saturated fat 2.2 g 11%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.6 g
Monounsaturated fat 6 g
Trans fat 3.2 g
Cholesterol 1 mg 0%
Sodium 548 mg 22%
Potassium 60 mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 22 g 7%
Dietary fiber 0.8 g
Sugar 1.7 g
Protein 3.8 g

Church’s Chicken honey butter biscuit (Photo credit: Pinterest)

Church’s honey butter biscuit
Calories 240
Total Fat 12g 18%