Popeyes Causes Chaos

I think I might be the biggest Popeyes spokesperson to never get paid. I have a few updates on yesterday’s day known to some as Earth Day and to others as The Day Popeyes Put Everyone To Sleep. Well those of us lucky enough to get in on the goodness. Before I start, some positive moments from the day:

They wouldn’t let me take pics inside, so this was the best I could do. I was trying to be quick and efficient. Tensions were high and people were not interested in being filmed participating in the GREASIEST yet GREATEST day in Food History. I asked people to send in pictures of themselves in ‘itis induced pleaure, and I’m still waiting. Thank you Twism for sending yours in the minute you awoke from your Chicken-induced coma.

The bad news. It seems as though tensions ran too high around the country in some Popeyes and well, I’d be remiss if I didn’t share.

First up, in the Midtown Manhattan location a fight broke out. Now the details are pretty muddy at this moment, but I’m hoping my iReport team will come back with more information. From what I was told a while man in the line, unaware of the magnitude of the day called some of the more…..hungered customers a pack of morons. Initial reports suggested that it was a cashier, but upon further investigation is was the white man caught up in the throes of the crowd. This set off a viscious tone amongst the crowd and from what I gathered a few may have even come to fisticuffs. This report is incomplete but I’m just giving you the updates.

In more concrete news:

Fracas Over Popeye’s
Fried Chicken Price

$5 deal nearly set off a riot at Mpls

Created On: Wednesday, 22 Apr 2009, 8:10 PM CDT

MINNEAPOLIS – Hundreds of customers were angry to find the Popeye’s on Lake Street in Minneapolis was not offering a national promotion.

For Earth Day, Popeye’s was offering eight fried chicken pieces for $4.99 — a special well-advertised on TV in Minneapolis.

But homemade signs on the door at the Popeye’s on Lake Street said it wasn’t honoring the nationally advertised special. Instead, they were offering nine pieces for $9.99

The line for Popeye’s was out the door Wednesday afternoon and early evening. A half-dozen Minneapolis police officer showed up to settle the crowd down.

Customers said it’s not the first time the franchise has refused to honor a nationally advertised special.

Click here to watch the video.

Now that’s just unfair and rude. How could Popeyes do this!? Those people need to be given restitution and the owners of that particular store need to be behind bars. Don’t they know what Popeyes does to people?

That is all for now. If you have any other updates from the field, pictures, stories, video footage, please email them to me at jgrunsthecity@gmail.com


More Popeyes Goodness!!

Just wanted to alert my fellow chicken lovers that Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits is having a sale today. You heard it right. They are having a sale!

The only deal I’ve been alerted of so far is the 8 Piece for  $4.99!!! YOU HEARD ME!!!

THE 8 PC IS $4.99!!!!!

RUN!! NOW!! AS FAST AS YOU CAN!!! GO GET THE CHICKENY GOODNESS!!! Save me a biscuit though. Lunch time can’t come fast enough. I know this line will be long.

If you learn of the other deals, hit me up and let me know so I can post them!



I totally grabbed this pic off another site, but it’s

HUGE and it’s CHICKEN!

Popeyes really is THAT good.

So a few weeks ago Diddy posted on Twitter his Popeyes vs. KFC challenge from PTwitty TV. See Below.

Now I like to think this is a no-brainer. Popeyes Chicken far trumps KFC. There’s something nice about KFC, but it’s more like something you would buy in a restaurant. Popeyes is the real deal and I swear before God and anyone reading this blog, that there is some sort of narcotic in Popeyes. Has to be. I think Diddy would have had a better run for his money had he have compared the Bayou’s Greatest Gift vs Hormonal Chicken Straight From God Himself (Church’s).

I love Chicken.  I don’t think it’s because I’m black. Who DOESN’T love Chicken? Vegetarians, you can move over this one, although there are plenty of restaurants that make things that TASTE and FEEL like chicken because it’s that awesome.

However, I do not *think* I love Chicken enough to rob someone at gun point. Apparently, someone does.

From First Coast News:

JACKSONVILLE, FL — A woman walking home from work in the early morning hours was robbed at gunpoint. The suspects demanded her chicken.

According to the police report, the woman was walking home from work at Popeye’s on Atlantic Blvd. after midnight Wednesday morning.

Her boyfriend met her halfway to walk her home.

They noticed four people in a new-looking Pontiac drive by them several times, yelling out the window, “Give us the chicken.”

The two continued walking down Atlantic and turned down Hawthorne St.

The same car came up near them and turned off the lights.

The victims told police one of the men then jumped out of the car with a shotgun and yelled, “You know what time it is. Give it up.”

He told the victims to put down the chicken and the purse, and the other people in the car were yelling, “Blast him.”

After the suspects took the chicken and the purse, they drove off back toward Atlantic Blvd.

Police say this was the second such incident in the same general area recently, but aren’t sure if the two are connected.

The suspects’ car is described as a burgundy-colored late-model Pontiac sedan with shiny chrome rims and bluish headlights.

If you know anything that could help police, call our partner First Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS(8477). You will remain anonymous and could receive a cash reward if your information leads to an arrest.”

This is a hardcore shame. Y’all, if you know who the chicken loving-gangsta fool is, please call the hotline.