How Chick-fil-A is leading Popeyes, McDonald's and KFC in the chicken wars

2:49 PM ET Thu, 29 Aug 2019

Chick-fil-A is now the third largest restaurant chain by system-wide sales, after passing KFC, Wendy's and Burger King. Its ascent has been so rapid that other fast-food brands are taking note of its unique business model. Popeyes recently launched its own chicken sandwich leading the two brands into a social media war. But how is it that a restaurant that's ensnared in controversy, and closed on Sundays, next in line to overtake Starbucks and McDonald's?