CLEVELAND — What began as a battle between Chick-fil-A and Popeyes has mushroomed into a national frenzy to find out who makes the best chicken sandwich. 

Locally, Chef Vick Searcy of Sauce The City has challenged the city of Cleveland to share the best chicken sandwich. On Wednesday, three restaurants stepped up to compete against Sauce The City to find out which sandwich is 'The Best in the Land.' 

Sauce The City, Boss ChickenNBeer, The Plum, and Black Box Fix are facing off in a competition judged by a panel of local Cleveland celebrities, including 3News' very own Jasmine Monroe and Austin Love. 

Ricky Smith of Random Acts of Kindness Everywhere (R.A.K.E.) is serving as the host for the evening, which means this competition is for more than bragging rights! Proceeds from ticket sales will go to support locally based charity R.A.K.E. and their efforts to feed and warm Cleveland's needy.

May the best sandwich win!