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Other Fast Food Brands Are Roasting Taco Bell’s New Chicken Sandwich Taco

Taco Bell made a splash with their latest item in the Crispy Chicken Sandwich Taco this week, which was met with excitement for some and confusion from others — color me the latter as the “bun” or whatever the chicken held looked more like a bao. Turns out the news of The Bell throwing their hat in the chicken sandwich wars didn’t go unnoticed by some of the other big players in the scene, namely Zaxby’s and Popeyes Chicken.

The two popular fried chicken franchises wasted no time in taking their shots at Taco Bell’s Crispy Chicken Sandwich Taco, with Zaxby’s firing off the following tweet:

Popeyes, noted for being one of the best fast food fried chicken chains in the country, let it be known that Superman’s cape shall not be tugged at:

@popeyeschicken

#LoveThoseTacosFromPopeyes #FYP #ForYou #DIYrecipes #DIYtacos #PopeyesChicken #popeyeschickensandwich

♬ original sound – Popeyes Chicken

Though Taco Bell usually nails it in terms of menu innovations, the curious application of a taco and sandwich together seemed like a misfire that was easy prey to the bigger birds on the block.

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New Popeyes Cajun Flounder Sandwich Spotted In The USA

Photo courtesy of @the_undead_foodie1 on Instagram.

With Lent fast approaching, many quick-service spots are starting to gear up for the season with a variety of new and returning seafood options.

It looks like Popeyes is going the route of something new, as we’ve gotten word that a new Cajun Flounder Snadiwch has been spotted in the USA.

Texas-based @the_undead_foodie1 posted a photo of the find on Instagram. Based on the menu shot they located, the fish sandwich appears to be selling for $4.49.

This appears to be confirmed by Instagram duo @mnmtwinz, who are based on the East Coast. They also shared photos of the new Cajun Flounder Sandwich, along with a new basket of Crispy Cajun Shrimp.

According to @mnmtwinz, the Flounder Sandwich is a cajun-bread filet of flounder, tartar sauce, and pickles on a brioche bun. It appears to be attempting to emulating the viral success of the original Popeyes Chicken Sandwich. The Instagram duo noted that they liked the fish sandwich slightly more than the shrimp, although both were “bangers.”

With the wide spread of this flounder sandwich and shrimp, these seem to be items geared up for a nationwide Lenten release, and The Fast Food Post seems to confirm as much in a story about the new seafood items.

Foodbeast has reached out to Popeyes to confirm if that’s the case, and will follow up once we know more.

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Popeyes Is Quietly Re-Adding Chicken Nuggets To Its Menu

Photo: I am extremely Chill on Twitter

Popeyes may have just taken Cajun Rice off of its menu, but it appears to be exploring the comeback of a different item: Chicken Nuggets.

Multiple reports of the bite-sized morsels have sprung up in several states across the Midwest and East Coast. These include Texas, Connecticut, Arkansas, and Ohio.

YouTuber Daym Drops was even able to get a hold of them a while back, with a video of the nuggets surfacing as early as December. That means that Popeyes has been playing with these new nuggets for a while, possibly starting them out as a limited test then expanding them more regionally.

Popeyes did have nuggets as a regular menu item as recently as 2012, but they appear to have been discontinued some time after that. This could have been to make room for boneless wings, which were eventually taken off the menu following the hype of the chain’s chicken sandwich.

Foodbeast has reached out to Popeyes to learn more about what is going on with these new chicken nuggets. UPDATE: Popeyes has confirmed to Foodbeast that the nuggets are being tested as a new entree in select locations.

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Popeyes Quietly Removes Two Coveted Sides From Its Menu

Photo: Beppe Castro // Shutterstock

Fans of Popeye’s Cajun Rice and Green Beans will have to resort to copycat methods to get their fix from here onward. The chain has confirmed that both of these sides were taken off of their permanent menu.

The Takeout was the first to report on the missing sides, getting a tip from a local reader. Popeyes told the outlet in a statement that “after thoughtful consideration, our Cajun Rice and Green Beans are no longer on the permanent menu.”

Popeyes also confirmed the news on Twitter in responses to fans asking about the discontinued sides.

This appears to have been a recent change from within the past week, as the sides still appear as options on Popeyes’ website as of publication time for this article.

Naturally, folks haven’t been too happy about it on social media, moreso for the rice than the green beans. It’s all a part of the process at chains though as they look at their menus and what’s working and not working for them.

For those looking to get something like the rice back, continuing to voice your opinion on social media might work in the long run. It ended up succeeding in bringing Taco Bell’s potatoes back, though it’s not clear if the Cajun Rice has as equal of a cult following.

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Popeyes Chocolate-Stuffed Beignets Just Launched Nationwide To End 2020

Photos courtesy of @paulsfoodhaul on Instagram.

The Popeyes chocolate-stuffed beignets discovered in Massachusetts back in September 2020 are officially launching nationwide.

Popeyes had initially confirmed an eventual nationwide release of these beignets to Foodbeast during their test release in September. Now, Instagram Stories from multiple influencers and models shared on the official Popeyes account confirm that the beignets are arriving nationwide.

Above photos are all screenshots of Popeyes Instagram stories posted on December 10th, 2020

Additional Instagram Stories from the influencers, as well as a release from Popeyes, confirm that the beignets will be dropping on Monday, December 14th for a limited time.

Similar to how they are served in New Orleans, these beignets consist of fried dough and are dusted in copious amounts of powdered sugar. Popeyes is adding an extra twist by stuffing the inside with oozy melted Hershey’s chocolate.

Photo courtesy of Popeyes

Popeyes is pairing the beignets with some new exclusive merch: a “Beignet Camo Hoodie.” While meant to emulate powdered sugar to cover up potential beignet messes, the speckles of white also look like snow. Could make for a fun general winter hoodie.

The hoodies are on sale for $35 each on a special website.

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Popeyes Has Flexible Thanksgiving Options, Think Deep-Fried Turkey

Photo courtesy of Popeyes

It’s safe to say that this Thanksgiving season will be far from normal. With the COVID-19 pandemic still raging across most of the world, leaders in the United States, including many governors, are calling for people to limit gatherings, which includes massive Thanksgiving feasts.

For those who are unable to travel or attend these gatherings, there are different ways to still enjoy similar foods while connecting with loved ones virtually. Some of the better deals for those eats come from Popeyes, who is serving up a couple of ways for people to enjoy Thanksgiving.

Those in the know are well aware that Popeyes is a regular in the Thanksgiving turkey game, as they sell whole fried Cajun turkeys that are ready to heat and serve. Turkeys are still available for those that call in to their local Popeyes and check to reserve an order, but they are quite popular. They sell for roughly $40 a bird.

Popeyes has also teamed up with UberEats to create a smaller feast that’s meant for smaller crowds. Their “Choose Churkey” bundle features an 8-piece order of fried chicken, along with a large side of your choosing and a biscuit.

The meal goes for $19.99, but if you spend above $20 when ordering on UberEats, Popeyes is also gonna throw one of their bespoke chicken sandwiches in.

2020 is definitely going to be one of the toughest Thanksgivings to get through. However, as long as we’ve got food and a way to connect to family, we can still celebrate, get through the holiday and pandemic, and hopefully be able to partake in a full celebration next autumn.

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Popeyes Confirms Chocolate-Stuffed Beignets Are Coming To Locations Nationwide

Photo courtesy of @a_couple_fatties on Instagram.

Popeyes, the iconic fried chicken chain based in New Orleans, is adding a classic French Quarter dessert to their menu: beignets.

The fried dough treats come dusted in powdered sugar and with a special chocolate-stuffed center. They come in a variety of serving sizes: three beignets for $1.99, six for $3.99, and a dozen for $7.49.

Foodbeast was able to track down the beignets at a couple of locations in Massachusetts. The beignets captured in this article by the Instagrammer duo @a_couple_fatties were found at a location in Everett, while the other location confirmed to have beignets is located by Malcolm X Park.

@A_couple_fatties told Foodbeast that the beignets were “pretty good,” and come with lots of powdered sugar. “The chocolate was just oozing out of them,” they said.

Photo courtesy of @a_couple_fatties on Instagram.

Foodbeast has reached out to Popeyes inquiring about availability of the beignets, who responded by saying, “As a brand from New Orleans we are always looking to bring new dishes and desserts from our hometown to the menu, but at this time the beignets are only available at select restaurants.”

While they are limited right now, Popeyes has confirmed to Foodbeast that the chocolate-stuffed beignets will eventually get a nationwide release.

For now, we do know that they are available in Boston, and are looking to see where else the beignets may be available. We will update here if we locate them somewhere else.

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‘Fried Chicken N Chill’: Popeyes Is Giving A Free Netflix Login To Customers In New Campaign

With a majority of us quarantined up at home these days, streaming Netflix has become the absolute norm now more than ever. However, for those lacking the access to it, Popeyes has their backs.

The fried chicken giant just unveiled an extraordinary promotion called ‘Fried Chicken N Chill’, wherein it will provide a number of lucky customers with their own Netflix login credentials so that they can, well, fried chicken and chill.

For the specific details, Popeyes will be giving out the login credentials to the first 1,000 who post pics of themselves chowing down on Popeyes chicken on Twitter and using the hashtag #ThatPasswordFromPopeyes.

Those lucky thousand that are gifted that precious Netflix username and password are in for a major win because that just means they’ll get to experience the bizarre wonder that is Tiger King.

Man what I’d do to have a fried chicken meal with that whole cast of characters.