ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A local restaurant favorite is entering the Chicken Sandwich War with its own take on a classic. Blake’s Lotaburger launched its new chicken sandwich and ranch chicken sandwich on Wednesday, May 20.
“We wanted to come out with a chicken sandwich that kind of blew away the competition,” LeeAnn Ziemann, Blake’s Lotaburger spokesperson, said. “Have we had chicken sandwiches before? Yes. Nothing like this.”
The Blake’s Chicken Sandwich puts a New Mexican twist on the entree with two lightly breaded chicken tenders, pickles, and green chile-infused Blake’s sauce. The Ranch Chicken Sandwich features pickled onions and ranch dressing.
Ziemann said they’ve been working on these sandwiches long before the ‘chicken wars’ started, but hope the New Mexico twist on the Blake’s Chicken Sandwich will set them apart. We asked customers who were trying the ranch sandwich for the first time what they thought about the new menu item. “I like it. It’s good, actually. It tasted fresher than I thought it was going to taste and the onions on it are really good,” Katie Aceves aid.
“It’s a really good sandwich. I wouldn’t say it’s my favorite, number one choice, but it’s really good,” Santiago Aceves said. The new sandwiches can be delivered, picked up curbside, or purchased at Blake’s drive-thru windows.