Bakesale Betty may have started a fried chicken sandwich revolution in 2005, but some brand-new lunch spots are serving similar fare that is just as line-worthy. Here, three to try.
Claudine’s new daytime menu boasts a poulet rôti ($14) made with buttermilk-bathed Rocky Jr. chicken legs and thighs that are fried and piled high on a ciabatta roll. 8 Claude Ln. (at Bush St.), 415-362-1988
The chicken Schnitzelwich ($9) from Kenny Hockert’s Old World Food Truck gets a schmear of chicken liver, horseradish aioli, slaw, and a drizzle of caraway honey on one lucky Acme bun. See oldworldfoodtruck.com for locations
At District’s new Carriage House, fried Petaluma chicken ($9) comes with Tabasco honey and creamy slaw made with pickled red onions and Fresno chilies. 827 Washington St. (at 9th St.), 510-452-0031