Fast Food

Alligator Meat, and Other Things Spotted in the Popeyes Test Kitchen

Could the next Popeyes limited time item be…an Alligator sandwich?

During a recent trip to Popeyes’ headquarters in Atlanta, GA, a select few media got a peek into the brand’s test kitchen in support of their latest Zatarain’s Butterfly Shrimp product launch. In the process of touring the kitchen, we spotted a few inspirational items that head chef Amy Alarcon had brought in to help “spur ideation for the culinary team.”

While the items featured may not necessarily reflect actual items in the Popeyes product development pipeline, it does give a good idea of where the team’s head may be at and what time of items, flavors and consistencies may be on the drawing board.

Popcorn Alligator bites? A Crawfish & Crab Pie? Alligator Sausage Baguette Sandwiches? Better question, what would you do, or like to see done, with the above ingredients?

Sound off in the comments!


Alligator Sandwich

Word around the blogs is that Marley’s restaurant, a Caribbean themed restaurant out of Lake Delton, Wisconsin, serves up a mean Alligator Sandwich. Since we can’t be in all places at once, we’re lucky that our friend Nick was able to swing by in a drunken stupor and try it out for himself. The sandwich features breaded and deep fried alligator meat, served on a bed of lettuce, tomatoes, and onions between a halved hoagie bun. Nick’s description of alligator meat was that “it tastes like a fishy version of chicken.

Thanks for the play-by-play Nick, now we know.