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Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

#101 Post by Steve Manzi » November 5th, 2019, 3:09 pm

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I went by my local Popeye's at lunch today. I swore I'd never darken their doors again due to their piss poor service but you guys have been raving about this sandwich so I thought I'd give it a try. They were out of the chicken sandwich along with french fries, sprite and couple of other items I fail to recall as I was spinning on my heels and heading right back out the door empty handed. I should have known better than to open their front door again. Shame on me.
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#102 Post by Mark Y » November 5th, 2019, 3:24 pm



Ridiculous.

Edit: title of video: man stabbed over popeyes sandwich.. [head-bang.gif]
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#103 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » November 5th, 2019, 5:52 pm

We had some tonight, like 10 min wait but the sandwiches we bought were the last ones in the store. I think it lives up to the hype but I wouldn’t have been happy to have waited hours for it.

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#104 Post by adam landa » November 5th, 2019, 6:38 pm

Drove back to Nashville from Birmingham today and saw a sign for Popeyes...figured I would stop. No line and ordered the sandwich...out in under two minutes.

For $4, it is a great sandwich...chicken was moist, generous piece. and good flavor...I could go for more spice. Much prefer over ChikFilA.

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#105 Post by ybarselah » November 7th, 2019, 8:50 am

lex ave location near me.... inside it's packed. it's indeed a fantastic sandwich at any price.

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#106 Post by Craig G » November 7th, 2019, 9:27 am

I stopped by my regular place yesterday around 12:45 and there was a line out the door. I went to the cheesesteak place instead. I’ll try today around 11.
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#107 Post by Jay Miller » November 7th, 2019, 11:46 am

I took a PTO day to run errands today and there was no line when I passed by my local Popeyes at 11:00am. Very good sandwich, great value.
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#108 Post by Tom G l a s g o w » November 7th, 2019, 2:25 pm

Peter Kleban wrote:
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Man stabbed to death over argument in line for a PCS:

https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/05/us/popey ... index.html
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#109 Post by Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow » November 8th, 2019, 10:54 am

I'll confirm the positive comments above. Finally got to taste it (the spicy version). Basically a crlispy chicken breast on a brioche type bun with some hot? sauce smeared onto the bun. What's not to like? Good quality; good portion; good taste. Price is a bargain. Not that experienced with Chick Fil A....but....have liked Chick Fil A a lot less when I've tried it.

Oh, and two weeks ago, i finally got to try In and Out burgers....IMO, better than most "fast food" burgers. (Had the fries extra cooked...and they were too crispy to taste any potato). I'd take 5 guys over In and Out every time...though. Is 5 guys "fast food"? I guess....but a different quality (and price level) from In and Out. The meat at both places was serviceable and pleasing. 5 Guys' fries can't be beat, though, IMO.

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Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

#110 Post by Craig G » November 8th, 2019, 10:58 am

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I took a PTO day to run errands today and there was no line when I passed by my local Popeyes at 11:00am. Very good sandwich, great value.
Not me :-(

I showed up at 10:55 and there were about 20 people lined up outside (and more inside as they opened at 10:45). I went and had Taiwanese beef noodle soup instead. I’m just going to wait until the short-timers get over this.
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#111 Post by Alan Rath » November 8th, 2019, 1:14 pm

Craig G wrote:
November 8th, 2019, 10:58 am
Jay Miller wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 11:46 am
I took a PTO day to run errands today and there was no line when I passed by my local Popeyes at 11:00am. Very good sandwich, great value.
Not me :-(

I showed up at 10:55 and there were about 20 people lined up outside (and more inside as they opened at 10:45). I went and had Taiwanese beef noodle soup instead. I’m just going to wait until the short-timers get over this.
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The Screaming Eagle of Chicken Sandwiches

#112 Post by Kelly Walker » November 8th, 2019, 9:15 pm

Who'd thunk Popeye's chicken sandwiches would be such a craze! The end of civilization is surely at hand. [scratch.gif]

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#113 Post by David Glasser » November 8th, 2019, 9:44 pm

There was a murder in Baltimore this week over cutting in line for a Popeye's chicken sandwich.

https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/crime ... story.html

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#114 Post by Kelly Walker » November 8th, 2019, 11:26 pm

Of course. Its obvious that anyone would kill for a Popeye's chicken sandwich or someone getting in the way of having one. Chick-fil-A has to be wondering if God does not love them anymore.
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Re: The Screaming Eagle of Chicken Sandwiches

#115 Post by GregT » November 9th, 2019, 12:17 am

I understand the excitement.

Another generic, industrial-strength overcooked piece of chicken.

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Re: The Screaming Eagle of Chicken Sandwiches

#116 Post by Chris Blum » November 9th, 2019, 4:06 am

Finally tried it and came away really unimpressed. Under seasoned, forgettable, bolt on sauce. Not worth the hype and not as good as Chick-fil-A
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#117 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » November 9th, 2019, 4:37 am

Chris Blum wrote:
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Finally tried it and came away really unimpressed. Under seasoned, forgettable, bolt on sauce. Not worth the hype and not as good as Chick-fil-A

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Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

#118 Post by Brian Tuite » November 9th, 2019, 7:01 am

Tom G l a s g o w wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 2:25 pm
Peter Kleban wrote:
November 5th, 2019, 11:43 am
Man stabbed to death over argument in line for a PCS:

https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/05/us/popey ... index.html
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Though it is “to die for”.

I’m torn between getting stabbed in line or getting my car smashed in the drivethru. I may never try this sandwich.

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Re: The Screaming Eagle of Chicken Sandwiches

#119 Post by c fu » November 9th, 2019, 8:35 am

GregT wrote:
November 9th, 2019, 12:17 am
I understand the excitement.

Another generic, industrial-strength overcooked piece of chicken.

Sign me up!
Definitely not over cooked.
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#120 Post by Victor Hong » November 10th, 2019, 12:00 pm

Just had the Popeyes chicken sandwich. It beats the national foodie hype.
My wife waited in a long line for fifteen minutes. As a prank, I was about to pretend being a stranger who cut in front of her, as she neared the order staff. However, all the anxious people behind her might have missed the joke, leading to another sandwich-stabbing mortality. Food to die for, but not that way. Indeed, given the violence reported at some Popeyes locations, we deliberately ate mobster style......backs facing the wall, ready to flip and duck under the table, or to scramble like lightning.
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#121 Post by doug johnson » November 10th, 2019, 12:23 pm

I got sucked into this thread's hype...

Sandwich was a fine piece of fast-food engineering but not otherwise remarkable.

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#122 Post by Victor Hong » November 10th, 2019, 1:00 pm

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#123 Post by Victor Hong » November 17th, 2019, 1:03 pm

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#124 Post by T. Altmayer » November 17th, 2019, 2:03 pm

I thought it was bigger and juicier than Chick Fil A, but the regular sandwich was relatively bland. Prefer CFA on that one.

The spicy was pretty good with nice kick. Candidly, however, I would rather have their normal fried chicken.
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#125 Post by Ramon C » November 17th, 2019, 2:24 pm

I'm sure there are others, here in NYC, who complained that Popeyes scrimped and could have put a full instead of just a half joint.

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#126 Post by Frank Z » November 18th, 2019, 3:13 pm

Finally tried both sandwiches last night. I love Popeyes' fried chicken by itself but the sandwiches were unimpressive, IMHO.
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#127 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » November 18th, 2019, 4:58 pm

I just don’t see the point of taking pretty decent fried chicken and adding a crappy bun.
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#128 Post by Brent C l a y t o n » November 19th, 2019, 7:29 am

I finally settled down to give one a try while getting my oil changed Sunday. I was one of the first customers in an empty restaurant-no line, no hassles.

I like it. I think the bun is ok, not the best but not terrible. Nice spice to the sauce which has a dry cayenne note.

I still prefer the Wendy's one, and they're currently on sale 2 for $5. The Wendy's version tastes like the meat is marinated in hot sauce, and it's definitely got more spice through and through. I mean all the way through! I was feeling it the next day after eating two. [wow.gif]
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#129 Post by Mark Golodetz » November 19th, 2019, 8:52 am

Just tried it. Much spicier than the normal chicken. Pretty good, but the bun is poor. Overall at $3.99 a steal.
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#130 Post by Victor Hong » November 19th, 2019, 12:59 pm

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I just don’t see the point of taking pretty decent fried chicken and adding a crappy bun.
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#131 Post by Jason Hagen » November 29th, 2019, 6:45 pm

T. Altmayer wrote:
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Candidly, however, I would rather have their normal fried chicken.

Exactly!!! It sucks since it is a total pain to get the chicken right now.

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#132 Post by Randy Bowman » November 29th, 2019, 7:30 pm

Never had Chic-Fil-A nor Popeyes sandwich. Neither have a restaurant in Napa. I did like the Burger King Fire Cracker Chicken sandwich but as usual, if I like something it is discontinued. An obvious indication that I am not qualified foodie.
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#133 Post by Jason Hagen » November 29th, 2019, 7:39 pm

Jason Hagen wrote:
November 29th, 2019, 6:45 pm
T. Altmayer wrote:
November 17th, 2019, 2:03 pm


Candidly, however, I would rather have their normal fried chicken.

Exactly!!! It sucks since it is a total pain to get the chicken right now.

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And the spicy fried chicken rocks!! Along with red beans and rice. No need for a sandwich.

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#134 Post by Adam Noble » December 1st, 2019, 8:18 am

I finally got to try the Popeye's spicy chicken sandwich last night. My wife and I were both impressed. The bun is very good, the chicken was large, moist, and tasty, and I don't think you'll find a better $4 chicken sandwich in the country. I'll get it again.

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#135 Post by Scott Brunson » December 1st, 2019, 8:58 am

Adam Noble wrote:
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I finally got to try the Popeye's spicy chicken sandwich last night. My wife and I were both impressed. The bun is very good, the chicken was large, moist, and tasty, and I don't think you'll find a better $4 chicken sandwich in the country. I'll get it again.
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#136 Post by Jay Miller » December 2nd, 2019, 12:53 pm

Having tried both I'll now say that I prefer the Classic to the Spicy. But ymmv of course.

Locally lines have thankfully died down.
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#137 Post by Jason Hagen » December 8th, 2019, 1:06 pm

I do like to have some honey on hand for a few bites.

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#138 Post by PeterJ » December 8th, 2019, 5:42 pm

I tried the classic the other day and found it good but not impressive. When they ran out a few months ago I bought some chicken breasts there and made my own with a brioche bun. Much better than theirs. May try the spicy version soon....... or just do my own again with sriracha.
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