Downtown Snackdown

A chicken sandwich competition in Downtown Lafayette. Try them all and vote for your favorite sandwich!

Who will be named “King of the Chicken Sandwich?”

The Downtown Snackdown is a no-holds-barred competition between Downtown restaurants with only one goal: determine which Downtown restaurant has the ultimate chicken sandwich.

Well… there’s actually two goals, because the Downtown Snackdown is also a fundraiser for Downtown Lafayette Unlimited—the non-profit organization that produces events like Downtown Alive!, ArtWalk, Movies in the Parc, The Merry & Bright Christmas in Downtown, and the Downtown Sno-Ball Festival. Downtown Lafayette Unlimited (DLU) also provides services and informative events for its member network of families, individuals, and Downtown businesses (like the restaurants participating in the Downtown Smackdown). The restaurants participating in the Snackdown have agreed to donate $1 to DLU for every chicken sandwich sold, meaning every sandwich you eat will not only support a local business, but also help us to continue to serve and represent the Downtown community.


Have you tried every sandwich in the Downtown Snackdown? Check out our online voting page to see pictures and descriptions of all the sandwiches, plus there’s helpful information like restaurant hours and addresses.

The Main Event: Snackdown Details

The Downtown Snackdown is a simple competition. Starting on June 5, participating Downtown restaurants will square off in a battle for ultimate glory: the title of “Best Chicken Sandwich” in Downtown Lafayette. The competition has three main categories:

  • Best Overall (the top scoring sandwich as selected by our rigorous panel of judges)
  • Crowd Favorite (the people’s choice from our online voting competition)
  • Best Seller (most sandwiches sold)

The rules are simple: to be considered a chicken sandwich the dish must contain two ingredients: chicken and some sort of bread. The chicken can be fried, grilled, baked, etc. and the bread can be a tortilla, bun, open-faced toast, etc. Participating restaurants will have posters with a link/QR code to vote.


Online Voting

Online voting is now available! Click the button below to vote for your favorite sandwich.

Join the #SnackdownChallenge!

Do you have what it takes to try every Chicken Sandwich from our participating restaurants? Then join the #SnackdownChallenge! Our challenge to you is to eat every chicken sandwich in the Snackdown competition before July 4. Post your sandwich experience on Facebook or Instagram with the #SnackdownChallenge hashtag to be entered to win a Downtown SWAG prize pack. You must post a picture or video of you eating ALL of the sandwiches to qualify for the prize! Make sure your posts are public and shared with your friends so they can get in on the challenge too!


Participating Restaurants


Agave Grill & Cantina:

Black Cafe:

Central Pizza & Bar:

Handy Stop Market & Cafe:

Johnson’s Boucaniere:

La Carreta:

Legend’s Annex:

Luna Bar & Grill: (link coming soon)

Pamplona Tapas Bar:

Pop’s Poboys:

Rêve Coffee Roasters:

Scratch Farm Kitchen:

Spoonbill Watering Hole & Restaurant:

Wing Fingers (at Wurst Biergarten): Facebook Page

Ye Olde College Inn Steak & Bank Bar:


Downtown Chicken Snackdown Sponsors

Each of the participating restaurants will donate $1 to DLU for every Chicken Sandwich sold. These amazing businesses have also stepped up to  contribute or match the restaurants on their contributions. Contact Maureen Dugas Foster ([email protected]) if your company is interested in matching one of our participating restaurants.

Broussard & David – matching Central Pizza & Bar

Cajun Acres Greenhouse – matching Scratch Farm Kitchen

Davidson Meaux Sonnier & McElligott – matching Legend’s Annex

Hightower Law Firm – matching Handy Stop Market & Cafe

Josh Adams – Shelter Insurance – matching Spoonbill Watering Hole & Restaurant

Klout9 – matching La Carreta

Law Offices of Matt & Allen – matching Johnson’s Boucaniere

Lines Made Simple – matching Ye Olde College Inn Steak & Bank Bar

Michael Harson – matching Scratch Farm Kitchen

Right Angle – matching Spoonbill Watering Hole & Restaurant

Sixteen Cracklins BBQ Team – matching Johnson’s Boucaniere 

Social Entertainment – matching Central Pizza & Bar

Teresa Hamilton & Team – matching Scratch Farm Kitchen

Toce Financial Group – matching Pop’s Poboys

Tyler Albrecht Realtor – matching Wing Fingers

Williams Anderson Ryan & Carroll – matching Central Pizza & Bar

Zaunbrecher Design – matching Pamplona Tapas Bar

Zydegeaux Vote – matching Black Café


Supporting Downtown Lafayette

This competition is a fundraiser for Downtown Lafayette Unlimited. Our organization supports the Downtown community by hosting events that bring customers to Downtown businesses and keep the Acadiana community engaged with the best in entertainment, arts, food, and culture that Lafayette has to offer. Your support of our organization will ensure that family-friendly events like Downtown Alive!, Second Saturday ArtWalk, The Merry & Bright Christmas in Downtown, Crawfish Boil on the Rooftop, and Downtown Sno-Ball Festival can continue to bring our community together in Downtown.

Show your support of Downtown Lafayette. Donate today.

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