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Popeyes’ New Nuggets Will Soon Be Available Nationwide

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Popeyes already has some serious fried chicken cred under its belt as the reigning champ of the Fried Chicken Sandwich “wars” on top of some seriously good crispy poultry.

They’re looking to bolster their reputation as fast food’s top fried chicken by doing the classic nugget better than everyone else, and that iteration is getting served up nationwide soon.

Photo courtesy of Popeyes

Foodbeast first reported on the existence of these new nuggets in February 2021, and on July 27th, they will be available at all Popeyes locations nationwide. During tests, these chicken bites got some serious high marks on Twitter, akin to what drove the popularity behind Popeyes’ signature chicken sandwich.

In restaurants, you’ll be able to order between 4 and 36 pieces of the new nuggets, which use the same recipe as the chicken in the Popeyes sandwich. Folks that order using the Popeyes app can go even bigger and get 4 dozen nuggets at once.

Time will have to tell if Popeyes can strike lightning twice with these nuggets, but so far, the early signs are pretty promising.

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Fast Food Hit-Or-Miss

Popeyes Launches A Loyalty Program

Dubbed “Popeyes Rewards,” the new loyalty program from Popeyes looks to bless hungry patrons with exclusive offers like menu item deals, celebrations, merchandise, and member experiences.

It’s a genius move for the chain, given their recent boom in popularity due to their tremendous chicken sandwich, one that set off an intense fried chicken sandwich war all throughout the fast food industry. But those who know have already been championing Popeyes as the best fast food fried chicken for years now — myself included — which makes a loyalty program a brilliant stroke for rewarding regulars for their unwavering devotion.

To celebrate the launch of Popeyes Rewards, the fried chicken chain will be offering a “Welcome To The Popeyes Fam” meal that’s exclusive to members, featuring eight-pieces of fried chicken, four biscuits, and a large side of your choice. Customers who cop the mail from June 17 to July 1 will rewarded 500 bonus points.

You can sign up to Popeyes Rewards through the app or online via the Popeyes website, with each sign-up receiving an offer for a free apple pie, regular side or small drink.

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Fast Food

Blackened Chicken Sandwiches Have Been Spotted On The Popeyes Menu

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Popeyes broke the fast food industry last time they introduced a fried chicken sandwich, mainly because people kept commenting on how good it actually was.

The fried chicken specialists seem to have released another sandwich, but opted not to fry up the poultry this time around.

Instead, they’ve come up with a Blackened Chicken Sandwich (also available in spicy form) that’s popped up on the menu on their website. YouTuber Peep This Out!, who found the sandwich at a location in Southern California, also noted that ordering this non-fried sandwich had to be done through the Popeyes app.

The sandwich is available in classic and spicy form, both of which consist of a blackened chicken breast, pickles, mayo, and a brioche bun, making it similar in build to the viral Popeyes fried chicken sandwich.

Blackened chicken is chicken rubbed in a blend of spices that’s then cooked over high heat. It’s not fried, which gives Popeyes a possible better-for-you version of their fried chicken staple.

At this point, it’s not clear yet how long the blackened sandwich has been out or where you can get it, but Chewboom is reporting that the sandwich is a limited time offer at participating locations.

Foodbeast has also reached out to Popeyes to get more info and we’ll keep you updated as we know more.

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Fast Food

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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Fast Food What's New

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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Fast Food

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

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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.