Chef Jeffrey Hobbs at Slow Bone BBQ has entered the Chicken Sandwich Wars. It was the Popeye’s version that did him in. The fast-food chain’s fried chicken sandwich, which launched in 2019 to a customer frenzy, was a disappointment to Hobbs. It left a sour taste in his mouth, as he tells it, compared to a personal favorite, the “Mother Clucker” smoked thigh sandwich at Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ in Tyler, Texas. It sent him straight into the kitchen to fire-up his own version.