While Popeyes and Chick-Fil-A are using chicken sandwich wars to fatten their bottom line, Bun B is putting his cooking skills to good use. The rap legend teamed with Chef Alex Padilla, of Houston’s Antone’s Famous Po Boys, for a chicken sandwich that will benefit a local charity.
The “Hot Wang Sandwich” includes features fried chicken breast, buffalo sauce, pickled celery and bacon on a toasted Chabata Bun with olive oil and blue cheese, or ranch dressing. The sandwich sells for $8.95 with all proceeds benefitting Second Serving a Houston-based organization that picks up excess food from various hotels, caterers retailer and more, to help feed those in need.
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Fried chicken. Buffalo sauce. Blue cheese-ranch dressing. Pickled celery. Bacon bits. On a toasted ciabatta bun with olive oil. Made right in front of you. And it’s supporting @secondservingshouston so it’s for a good cause. @popeyeslouisianakitchen and @chickfila can’t touch this! Head over to @antones1962 and try it! Available until the end of September! Tell them Bun sent ya!
The food collaboration is part of a charity program for Seconds Servings, called “H-Town Originals.” Padilla will also donate an additional $5,000 to the charity of the Houston celeb whose sandwich rakes in the most money. Bun B is the first to participate and sales are looking good. “It’s been going well,” he told Houston affiliate ABC 13. “We’ve been getting a lot of demand for the sandwich, we’re turning over a lot of sandwiches and, you know, raising money for a good cause.”
Bun B continued, “It goes towards a good thing and I thought I could come up with a good concept for a sandwich and I think we did a good idea.”
The speciality sandwiches will be on the menu until the end of September. See more on the charity effort in the video below.