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Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen, an Enormous Atlanta-Based Franchise Acquired by AFC Enterprises in 1993

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I think it's outstanding for a fast food sandwich.  It's like an In-n-Out burger, none of the components are fancy, but all the elements balance themselves out well.  

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8 hours ago, Ericandblueboy said:

How does it compare to Shake Shack's chicken sandwich?

I prefer Shake Shack.

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I prefer Popeyes sandwich to the one at Shake Shack, but I find the popularity of Shake Shack generally mystifying.

I would much rather get the sandwich from Hot Lola’s, with tenders replacing thigh, and removing the excessive slaw.

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7 hours ago, Kibbee Nayee said:

From my friend Michael Bozzelli at Bozzelli's flagship in Springfield.

I would take a Bozzelli's chicken parm sandwich over all of them.

 

Never had the chicken parm, but enjoyed the pizza at the DC location. Will check it out, though totally unrelated to a popeye's (or Shake Shack) chicken sandwich.

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7 hours ago, Kibbee Nayee said:

From my friend Michael Bozzelli at Bozzelli's flagship in Springfield.

I would take a Bozzelli's chicken parm sandwich over all of them.

 

That's like responding to McDonald's new QP with "sure, but the burger at Central is better."

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22 hours ago, Harbinger said:

 but I find the popularity of Shake Shack generally mystifying.

Expensive and below average. Five Guys is better, and five guys is glop.

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5 hours ago, B.A.R. said:

Expensive and below average. Five Guys is better, and five guys is glop.

I agree with you on half of that - Five Guys is glop. Shake Shack, without lines, is pretty decent for a fast casual burger.

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Y’all havent REALLY lived/had Popeye’s till ya have it in south Louisiana- it truly is a radically different dining experience; service, decor, food are all wildly superior 

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13 hours ago, SilverBullitt said:

"food is wildly superior".  Why do you think that is?  Do franchisees in S. Louisiana have leeway on the recipes or what they offer?  thanks

Because it's a social embarrassment to serve crappy food in New Orleans.

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On 11/2/2019 at 11:12 AM, frogprince said:

Y’all havent REALLY lived/had Popeye’s till ya have it in south Louisiana- it truly is a radically different dining experience; service, decor, food are all wildly superior 

I had the same thoughts about the McDonald's in Paris. It was wildly superior to the US experience. 

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Well, gang, since we don't live in South Looziana, allow me to report on the new DMV-style Popeyes Chicken Sandwich, which became available again today. I tried it at the Greenbriar (Chantilly) Popeyes and the line was long but my god, for $3.99 that is top-tier fast food. I got a side of Cajun rice for $2 more. Once the lines die down, the value will improve even more.

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Popeyes chicken is now "to die for."

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28-year-old man was fatally stabbed Monday night during an argument involving a chicken sandwich at a Popeyes restaurant in Prince George’s County, Md., police said.

The dispute began when one man cut in front of another in a line specifically for ordering a sandwich, said Jennifer Donelan, spokeswoman for the county police. Popeyes resumed selling its popular sandwich Sunday.

From WaPo.

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On 10/31/2019 at 2:11 PM, DanielK said:

I agree with you on half of that - Five Guys is glop. Shake Shack, without lines, is pretty decent for a fast casual burger.

Burger at Shake Shack is > burger at Five Guys.  Fries at Five Guys are > fries at Shake Shack.

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4 minutes ago, pras said:

Burger at Shake Shack is > burger at Five Guys.  Fries at Five Guys are > fries at Shake Shack.

Five Guys fries are fine, but they're never crispy enough. I love the super crispy crinkle cut fries at Shake Shack.

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On 11/6/2019 at 1:56 PM, cocoagirl said:

but you get like six or seven for $3.99

If this is referring to Shake Shack, it's $3.09 at my local outlet, and it's a substantial pile of fries. That and a burger is more than enough for a meal.

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I had both a Classic and a Spicy Chicken Sandwich today, and I can once again say that I don't "get" Popeye's. 

The Spicy was the better of the two, only because it had some degree of flavor; but only because of the mild heat. Both sandwiches came with (ugh) mayonnaise, the quality of the chicken was atrocious, and the batter (especially on the spicy) was "batter for batter's sake."

I can see having a craving for this in the same way that I might crave a McDonald's cheeseburger once every ten years, but no more than that - these were disgusting. I ate half of each sandwich, and threw the rest in the trash - never again.

And the lines at 4:15 PM, both in the drive-thru, and the walk-in, were ridiculous. People have absolutely no taste.

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9 hours ago, DonRocks said:

I had both a Classic and a Spicy Chicken Sandwich today, and I can once again say that I don't "get" Popeye's. 

The Spicy was the better of the two, only because it had some degree of flavor; but only because of the mild heat. Both sandwiches came with (ugh) mayonnaise, the quality of the chicken was atrocious, and the batter (especially on the spicy) was "batter for batter's sake."

I can see having a craving for this in the same way that I might crave a McDonald's cheeseburger once every ten years, but no more than that - these were disgusting. I ate half of each sandwich, and threw the rest in the trash - never again.

And the lines at 4:15 PM, both in the drive-thru, and the walk-in, were ridiculous. People have absolutely no taste.

Bit of a different take on the sandwich.  I also had both sandwiches--quick tip, download the app and order/pay- then you bypass line.

Both sandwiches were very juicy under the super crisp breading.  Spicy had a slight kick.  The Classic didn't have a ton of flavor, but perhaps it was too hot to tell.

I would say that if you have to do a fast food lunch- this is much better than anything offered at McDs- would not wait in a line, but it would do the trick.

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"If this is referring to Shake Shack, it's $3.09 at my local outlet, and it's a substantial pile of fries. That and a burger is more than enough for a meal. "

 

3.09 is correct on the fries, I was there yesterday.  And if I was to have them I would split them with another party.  But I still find that at my local outlet the fries are skimpy.  However I find it amusing that some one should tell me or anyone what makes "more than enough" for a proper meal.  :unsure:  

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On 11/6/2019 at 1:56 PM, cocoagirl said:

but you get like six or seven for $3.99

 

4 minutes ago, cocoagirl said:

"If this is referring to Shake Shack, it's $3.09 at my local outlet, and it's a substantial pile of fries. That and a burger is more than enough for a meal. "

 

3.09 is correct on the fries, I was there yesterday.  And if I was to have them I would split them with another party.  But I still find that at my local outlet the fries are skimpy.  However I find it amusing that some one should tell me or anyone what makes "more than enough" for a proper meal.  :unsure:  

I'm challenging your "six or seven [fries]", not your appetite.

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On 11/7/2019 at 10:41 PM, DonRocks said:

I had both a Classic and a Spicy Chicken Sandwich today, and I can once again say that I don't "get" Popeye's. 

The Spicy was the better of the two, only because it had some degree of flavor; but only because of the mild heat. Both sandwiches came with (ugh) mayonnaise, the quality of the chicken was atrocious, and the batter (especially on the spicy) was "batter for batter's sake."

I can see having a craving for this in the same way that I might crave a McDonald's cheeseburger once every ten years, but no more than that - these were disgusting. I ate half of each sandwich, and threw the rest in the trash - never again.

And the lines at 4:15 PM, both in the drive-thru, and the walk-in, were ridiculous. People have absolutely no taste.

You took one for the team.  Seriously stay away from fast food and drink more wine.

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