I've found the holy grail of chicken sandwiches and it's just a hop-skip-jump away in New Bedford.

Excuse me for a few moments while I devour the rest of this tasty sandwich before confessing my undying love for school cafeteria food.

As a kid, I was always a fan of school lunches. Those lunches get a lot of flack these days and I'll never understand why because I was fully content with the meals Westport Community Schools offered.

Especially the chicken sandwich, also known as a chicken burger.

To this day, the "burger" name remains a mystery, but that doesn't detract from the deliciousness of the tin-foil-wrapped lunch item.

Often, while stopping for gas at the Mobil on Hathaway Road, I'll check out the sandwich selection from Rosie's Deli for a little mid-day snack. Today, I noticed that they had hot sandwiches and decided to browse the selection instead of getting my normal Italian cold-cut sandwich.

That's when I noticed the crispy chicken sandwich for $6.99.

Driving home, I impatiently took a bite and had to pull over into the nearest parking lot (dramatic, I know) just so I could snap a quick photo before devouring the rest of it. You know when you smell or taste something how it just takes you back in time? Well, this sandwich took me back to 9th grade, ordering off the a-la-carte menu and purchasing that famous chicken burger.

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Gazelle/Townsquare Media

Man, it's good and dangerous knowing that I'm not too far from this gas station.

The only difference was that this sandwich came with cheese, something they didn't offer back in school, but the taste was spot on. Right down to the steamed roll.

So, if you were a fan of your high school's chicken sandwich, then this just might be the place to check out.

You're welcome, sort of.

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