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superspynyg : 11/7/2019 11:40 am
In line to try it for the first time. Line is crazy! Itís like 30 people deep.
And the drive through is just as long!!!

Just wanted to see who has had it!!

Iím committed to getting it now!
It's good, but it's not wait 30+min good  
jcn56 : 11/7/2019 11:41 am : link
Honestly, between that and Chik-fil-A, I liked the Wendy's spicy chicken better despite the amount of hype heaped on the other two. Both were still very good, though.
Itís very good  
Sean : 11/7/2019 11:42 am : link
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jcn thatís funny  
Oscar : 11/7/2019 11:43 am : link
My buddy had the Popeyes sandwich last week and that was the exact list I asked him to rank. Wendyís is better than Chick Fil A in my opinion but both are good. Havenít had Popeyes yet.

FWIW he ranked Popeyeís number one easily.
The Popeye's sandwich had that Uncanny Valley of food feeling  
jcn56 : 11/7/2019 11:46 am : link
where it is processed to the extent where it feels fake, sort of like a Costco rotisserie chicken. It's good, but it's almost "not" chicken.

The Popeye's sandwich was brined with a chemical concoction that made the meat taste moist, but almost rubbery.
Give me Chick Fil A  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 11/7/2019 11:47 am : link
or give me death.
It's very good...  
Dunedin81 : 11/7/2019 11:47 am : link
I prefer God's (spicy) Chicken, but Popeyes is in the ballpark. Wendy's is fine, but to me it's just not on that level
RE: The Popeye's sandwich had that Uncanny Valley of food feeling  
brandozilla : 11/7/2019 11:49 am : link
In comment 14668150 jcn56 said:
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where it is processed to the extent where it feels fake, sort of like a Costco rotisserie chicken. It's good, but it's almost "not" chicken.

The Popeye's sandwich was brined with a chemical concoction that made the meat taste moist, but almost rubbery.


What chemicals is it brined it?
Someone was stabbed  
cjac : 11/7/2019 11:52 am : link
recently over one of these sandwiches

i have to find a Popeyes and try this thing
I had it a few times MONTHS before it became this big deal.  
shockeyisthebest8056 : 11/7/2019 11:52 am : link
It's good. It's not remotely life-altering. I had it, got over it, and moved on long before it became a social media thing.

Heaven forbid you actually want to go to Popeyes just for regular chicken now.
It really goes to show the insanity/power of social media  
shockeyisthebest8056 : 11/7/2019 11:53 am : link
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its ok  
ron mexico : 11/7/2019 11:56 am : link
no better than Chick-Fil-a
Hype is legit for fast food chicken sandwiches  
beatrixkiddo : 11/7/2019 11:57 am : link
Donít fuck around,Get the Spicy chicken one. I think it beats Chick-FilíA in numerous categories, much better bun, much better breading, better seasoning, better overall flavor and textures going on. Chock Fila wins on chicken quality, but thatís it.

It was good  
Greg from LI : 11/7/2019 12:02 pm : link
I can't believe people are waiting in line for 30 mins to an hour for them, though. Pro tip - do what I did and order online through the Popeye's website. I waited maybe 5 mins for mine.

I like Chick-Fil-A a little better. Too much breading on the Popeye's sandwich.
I had the classic  
figgy2989 : 11/7/2019 12:14 pm : link
It was OK. Pretty thick piece of chicken and different from other fast food chicken sandwiches.

So, funny story. There is a Popeyes close to where I work here on Long Island, figured I would go in at 10:30AM to beat the lunch rush. Get there and there is only one person in front of me, score!

This is where it gets interesting, the line behind me starts to build up and there is only one cashier. While I am waiting on my food, the Gentleman behind me orders 3 Spicy Chicken sandwiches. Simple enough, women rings him up and he says can you please put 3 Sweet Heat sauces in the bag. Cashier says, that will be .75 cents more. Unsure if this guy was having a bad day, but he flipped out. Starts screaming at the cashier, cursing, wanting to speak to a manager. I mean to the point he was berating the cashier so much that she had to walk away. Keep in mind, the line behind him was building up and only one cashier. The guy keeps going on and on about calling the CEO of Popeyes.

The Popeyes folks immediately opened a few more lines and tried their best to calm the guy down. I saw the news about what happened in Maryland and was glad to get my food and get the hell out of there.

What is it about these fucking sandwiches that are causing people to lose their fucking minds? I mean it is 10:30AM on Thursday afternoon.

Fuku Sandwiches ..................  
Ry in NY : 11/7/2019 12:24 pm : link
Blow them all away.
RE: RE: The Popeye's sandwich had that Uncanny Valley of food feeling  
Jim in Fairfax : 11/7/2019 12:32 pm : link
In comment 14668157 brandozilla said:
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In comment 14668150 jcn56 said:


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where it is processed to the extent where it feels fake, sort of like a Costco rotisserie chicken. It's good, but it's almost "not" chicken.

The Popeye's sandwich was brined with a chemical concoction that made the meat taste moist, but almost rubbery.



What chemicals is it brined it?

NaCl
RE: Fuku Sandwiches ..................  
MM_in_NYC : 11/7/2019 12:33 pm : link
In comment 14668254 Ry in NY said:
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Blow them all away.


the ones at MSG are fantastic too
I had it.  
bradshaw44 : 11/7/2019 12:35 pm : link
It's a chicken sandwich, no more no less. I do not understand the hype around all this. The only reason I had one was my coworker grabbed it for me on his lunch break.

Kudos to Popeyes for their marketing on this product.
RE: RE: RE: The Popeye's sandwich had that Uncanny Valley of food feeling  
Bill L : 11/7/2019 12:36 pm : link
In comment 14668283 Jim in Fairfax said:
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In comment 14668157 brandozilla said:


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In comment 14668150 jcn56 said:


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where it is processed to the extent where it feels fake, sort of like a Costco rotisserie chicken. It's good, but it's almost "not" chicken.

The Popeye's sandwich was brined with a chemical concoction that made the meat taste moist, but almost rubbery.



What chemicals is it brined it?


NaCl


Geez.. No chemicals! They should have used table salt instead.
RE: It was good  
bradshaw44 : 11/7/2019 12:37 pm : link
In comment 14668189 Greg from LI said:
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I can't believe people are waiting in line for 30 mins to an hour for them, though. Pro tip - do what I did and order online through the Popeye's website. I waited maybe 5 mins for mine.

I like Chick-Fil-A a little better. Too much breading on the Popeye's sandwich.


People aren't just waiting in line for 30 minutes. People are killing people over this stupid sandwich. In my home town of Oxon Hill, MD a man was killed on Monday night over these stupid Sandwich's.
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arcarsenal : 11/7/2019 12:52 pm : link
It's good, but I can't justify waiting over half an hour for it. I've had it once, I enjoyed it, and once the hype dies down and I can get one in 5-10 minutes, I'll go back I'm sure.

But, people are getting stabbed over these sandwiches and people are trying to upsell them to people waiting on long lines @ an inflated price. It's fucking madness... it's a sandwich!
I see a lot of people perfering Chik Fil A  
Chef : 11/7/2019 1:17 pm : link
which I think is over rated so I probably wont even bother with it..
Is it just that this sandwich is so good or are people trying to  
GiantBlue : 11/7/2019 1:46 pm : link
propel this sandwich over Chick-Fil-A because of political reasons?

The fact that people are killing other people over this sandwich is mad!

What is happening in our society that fast food is worth dying over???????

While I really enjoy Popeye's chicken.....it is still a fast food restaurant.
Half of the reason to even get this guaranteed sub-par sandwich  
Model4001 : 11/7/2019 2:20 pm : link
is to post on Twitter "look I got the sandwich!"

This world is so fucking stupid...
RE: Is it just that this sandwich is so good or are people trying to  
Dunedin81 : 11/7/2019 2:27 pm : link
In comment 14668395 GiantBlue said:
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propel this sandwich over Chick-Fil-A because of political reasons?

The fact that people are killing other people over this sandwich is mad!

What is happening in our society that fast food is worth dying over???????

While I really enjoy Popeye's chicken.....it is still a fast food restaurant.


People kill each other over hats, shoes, aggressive driving...a fast food chicken sandwich is at least as good of a reason I suppose.
Back when Richmond used to be top 10 in murder rate in the '90s  
Greg from LI : 11/7/2019 2:38 pm : link
I remember one year, someone randomly shot and killed someone on the street a few minutes after midnight on New Year's Eve so he would have the first killing of the year.
I haven't had either  
cjac : 11/7/2019 2:59 pm : link
but tomorrow me and a couple of the fellas in a branch office, were gonna get a few of the Popeyes and the Chick-Fila chicken sammiches and have a little blind taste test on a slow Friday.
I don't even know if they have a sandwich  
Bill L : 11/7/2019 3:05 pm : link
but chicken-wise, it's a toss-up between Popeyes and Bojangles for me as to who has the best fast food chicken.
It's like there's a party in my mouth  
Coach Red Beaulieu : 11/7/2019 3:33 pm : link
and everybody is invited.

Nah jk never tried it, presume its overhyped and can't beat Wendy's spicy chicken.
I haven't.  
BrettNYG10 : 11/7/2019 3:38 pm : link
I'm fine with a hot dog as my sandwich.
RE: Back when Richmond used to be top 10 in murder rate in the '90s  
Leg of Theismann : 11/7/2019 3:42 pm : link
In comment 14668463 Greg from LI said:
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I remember one year, someone randomly shot and killed someone on the street a few minutes after midnight on New Year's Eve so he would have the first killing of the year.


Someone was stabbed and killed for the Popeye's chicken sandwich the other day (some dude who supposedly cut in line).
It's stabalicious  
Coach Red Beaulieu : 11/7/2019 3:43 pm : link
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Just a standard fast food chicken sandwich  
KentGraham : 11/7/2019 4:16 pm : link
Nothing special, I was very disappointed. I bought it due to the hype.
i haven't had it  
jestersdead : 11/7/2019 4:33 pm : link
and dont feel the need to rush out for it. They are adding it to their menu full time.

I prefer the chicken sandwich from Shake Shack followed by Chick-Fil-A. I haven't had Wendy's in a long time and will now add Fuku to the memory bank next time I am at MSG
Definitely Bojangles over Popeyes  
Greg from LI : 11/7/2019 4:49 pm : link
when it comes to regular fried chicken.
10:30am on a Thursday afternoon?  
Shepherdsam : 11/7/2019 4:52 pm : link

What the fuck is in these things, meth?
RE: RE: The Popeye's sandwich had that Uncanny Valley of food feeling  
jcn56 : 11/7/2019 4:53 pm : link
In comment 14668157 brandozilla said:
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In comment 14668150 jcn56 said:


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where it is processed to the extent where it feels fake, sort of like a Costco rotisserie chicken. It's good, but it's almost "not" chicken.

The Popeye's sandwich was brined with a chemical concoction that made the meat taste moist, but almost rubbery.



What chemicals is it brined it?


Hard to say since they don't publish a list of ingredients, but it's known they use a sodium phosphate brine and MSG. I brine a lot of meat, and I don't get the same texture and flavor from it, so I get the impression there must be some sort of artificial flavoring at play there.
Raisin Cane's is tenders only  
Dunedin81 : 11/7/2019 5:39 pm : link
But it's as good as any fast food chicken place you'll find.
RE: I haven't.  
Diver_Down : 11/7/2019 5:43 pm : link
In comment 14668508 BrettNYG10 said:
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I'm fine with a hot dog as my sandwich.


With extra ketchup.
PDQ Chicken opened near me on LI  
zxasqw12 : 11/7/2019 5:48 pm : link
Tried it recently. Crispy chicken sandwich was very good, approaching Chick-Fil-A level.

Fries were very good as well.
I was in and out this afternoon with 5 of them in 10 minutes  
FStubbs : 11/7/2019 7:04 pm : link
I think the hype has started to slow down.
RE: RE: RE: The Popeye's sandwich had that Uncanny Valley of food feeling  
Amazinz : 11/7/2019 8:32 pm : link
In comment 14668589 jcn56 said:
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Hard to say since they don't publish a list of ingredients, but it's known they use a sodium phosphate brine and MSG. I brine a lot of meat, and I don't get the same texture and flavor from it, so I get the impression there must be some sort of artificial flavoring at play there.


Lol. You're just full of shit.
I have never eaten at Popeyes.  
BlueLou'sBack : 11/7/2019 9:54 pm : link
Never eaten a Chick-Fil-A.

Ate at Wendy's about a year ago - a breakfast sandwich - and found it mediocre, and simply poor compared to any similar breakfast I make at home.

Now I get fast food has a use, when it's you know actually fast!

But if you have to wait 30 minutes for ANY product served at a fast food joint, it's not close to a reasonable transaction for the crap you will be served.

IMO
RE: I have never eaten at Popeyes.  
GF1080 : 11/7/2019 10:48 pm : link
In comment 14668797 BlueLou'sBack said:
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Never eaten a Chick-Fil-A.

Ate at Wendy's about a year ago - a breakfast sandwich - and found it mediocre, and simply poor compared to any similar breakfast I make at home.

Now I get fast food has a use, when it's you know actually fast!

But if you have to wait 30 minutes for ANY product served at a fast food joint, it's not close to a reasonable transaction for the crap you will be served.

IMO


Wendy's doesn't have breakfast so try that again. They're finally starting it next year though.
RE: RE: I have never eaten at Popeyes.  
BlueLou'sBack : 11/8/2019 12:39 am : link
In comment 14668834 GF1080 said:
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In comment 14668797 BlueLou'sBack said:


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Never eaten a Chick-Fil-A.

Ate at Wendy's about a year ago - a breakfast sandwich - and found it mediocre, and simply poor compared to any similar breakfast I make at home.

Now I get fast food has a use, when it's you know actually fast!

But if you have to wait 30 minutes for ANY product served at a fast food joint, it's not close to a reasonable transaction for the crap you will be served.

IMO



Wendy's doesn't have breakfast so try that again. They're finally starting it next year though.


Try again, how about you try again genius.

Wendy's in Folsom, California, most definitely has breakfast combos on the menu and you can see them online. If you bother to check, or to actually walk in after 10 AM.
Beauty is only skin deep, but stupid goes right to the bone - ( New Window )
RE: RE: RE: RE: The Popeye's sandwich had that Uncanny Valley of food feeling  
jcn56 : 11/8/2019 12:47 am : link
In comment 14668728 Amazinz said:
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In comment 14668589 jcn56 said:


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Hard to say since they don't publish a list of ingredients, but it's known they use a sodium phosphate brine and MSG. I brine a lot of meat, and I don't get the same texture and flavor from it, so I get the impression there must be some sort of artificial flavoring at play there.



Lol. You're just full of shit.


Riiiiiiight. Here's some reading, but I'm pretty sure you won't understand it.

https://www.popeyes.com/nutritional-information

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CHICKEN FILLET: CHICKEN CONTAINING UP TO 31% OF WATER, MILD SEASONING [MODIFIED CORN STARCH, MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE, SALT, DRIED ONION, DRIED GARLIC, DRIED CELERY, SPICES (PAPRIKA), NATURAL FLAVOR, LACTIC ACID AND POLYSORBATE 80],SEASONING (MODIFIED CORN STARCH, SALT, FLAVOR, MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE,HYDROLYZED DARK CHICKEN MEAT, MALTODEXTRIN, PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED SOYBEAN OIL), ISOLATED SOY PROTEIN (ISOLATED SOY PROTEIN, MODIFIED POTATO STARCH, CORN STARCH, CARRAGEENAN WITH LESS THAN 2% LECITHIN), SODIUM PHOSPHATES, AND STABILZERS (MONO AND DIGLYCERIDES, MALTODEXTRIN, AND SODIUM PHOSPHATE)


Ok, i'm about it eat  
cjac : 11/8/2019 12:55 pm : link
one for the first time ever.

Have to admit  
BigBlueShock : 11/8/2019 1:03 pm : link
The Wendyís JalapeŮo Spicy Chicken sandwich is really freakin good.
I don't really eat  
pjcas18 : 11/8/2019 1:17 pm : link
fast food anymore and no idea where a Popeyes even is near me, but growing up we had a popeyes in my town.

And their cajun rice and biscuits were the best thing on any fast food menu.

I would not be surprised even a little if in fact their chicken sandwich is legit.
That ingredients/nutrition info list is pretty damming.  
BlueLou'sBack : 11/8/2019 10:24 pm : link
You can pay for crap like that, or buy sausages from a reputable old school producer like Schaller & Weber. Their Bratwurst ingredients: PORK, WATER, VEAL, SALT, SODIUM LACTATE, MILK, SPICES, FLAVORINGS, SODIUM PHOSPHATE, DEXTROSE, SODIUM DIACETATE, CITRIC ACID.

A bit more direct and simpler, and important to me personally, no msg.

High levels of msg in some foods have given me bad headaches at times.
one thing is for certain  
mdc1 : 11/9/2019 3:29 pm : link
better atmosphere in Chik Filet. You can fill in the rest.
RE: Someone was stabbed  
mdc1 : 11/9/2019 3:30 pm : link
In comment 14668160 cjac said:
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recently over one of these sandwiches

i have to find a Popeyes and try this thing


Its a piece of Popeyes chicken with 2 pieces of bread, a pickle and sauce. If you like Popeyes chicken you will like the sandwich.
Wendy's spicy chicken > all this bullshit  
LakeGeorgeGiant : 11/9/2019 7:11 pm : link
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i find it strange people are dying for this thing  
Banks : 11/9/2019 8:24 pm : link
i like chick fila for convenience, quality, and if you have to sit down the service is top notch. Maybe I'm too easy to please, but unless I had a bad chicken sandwich I don't think about rankings between places. I will say one place I never see pop up on these threads (likely due to it being nowhere near most of this board), Royal Farms. They're pretty good and inexpensive. It's also much larger than chick fila's
Had One  
Percy : 11/9/2019 8:50 pm : link
But wasn't fond of it. Didn't like the pickles in it and they did something strange to what was supposed to be spicy chicken. Some sort of sauce? I don't know. Tasted overall kind of flat and uninteresting. But glad I tried one. Tried earlier twice when it first came out, but the lines were out into the parking lot, service is usually slow anyway, and word was they were out of it on both tries. Gave up when everyone was told it would be a while before they'd offer it again. Finally was given inside info on another visit as to when they'd have them again and when to come. Did. Worked. Hope it's huge for them. I like Popeye's.

Reading about some guy getting stabbed over the sandwich, though, was incomprehensible. Sends the wrong message. Going back to my regular: two-piece spicy upgrading to two breasts with slaw (or the fries sometimes) and a huge Coke. Love that.
This is like  
pjcas18 : 11/9/2019 8:57 pm : link
Ferris Bueller.

Friends and family of the victim say he was not stabbed over a chicken sandwich. Though it did happen at Popeyes, no one bothered to check on the details and a game of telephone ensues.

Unless of course there has been another person stabbed at popeyes.

Tons of people are murdered at McDonalds every year, no one tries to claim it's over the McRib.

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ďThey not going to make it that the chicken sandwich the reason that happened to my homie," his friend said. "It was deeper than that.Ē

What it was, he couldn't say.
I tried Popeye's sandwich right before it became "a thing"  
GiantSteps : 11/10/2019 2:16 am : link
Not bad but certainly not amazing either. It's...fine?

I'll say that for my fast food dollar, the Chick'n Shack sandwich at Shake Shack leaves Popeye's and Chik-Fil-A (which I will never patronize again) in the dust by miles.
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