Popeyes Louisiana Chicken, also known as Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits or Popeyes Chicken & Seafood, is a fast food restaurant known mostly referred to as simply Popeyes, that focuses on serving quality and good priced fried chicken. The company was started by Al Copeland in 1972 and through franchising growth eventually traded hands until 1993, when the Atlanta-based AFC (America’s Favorite Chicken) Company acquired Popeyes Chicken and still retains it.
Popeyes is the second largest fast food chicken chain. Popeyes claims a New Orleans style menu highlighting spicy chicken, fried seafood including shrimp, red beans and rice, Cajun fries, Cajun rice, and other items identified with the New Orleans region. In 2008, Popeyes had 1922 in 22 states, Puerto Rico, Guam and 25 other countries. The restaurants are mainly located in the south in states such as Texas, California, Louisiana, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, New York, Georgia, Virginia, and Mississippi. Most of the approximately thirty company-owned restaurants are located in Georgia, Louisiana, and Tennessee.
Popeye’s Chicken is different, which is why it has so many fans. It did not start out shaking up the chicken business. Originally, it was Chicken on the Run, a baby step into the quick food industry. But owner, Al Copeland, soon realized he would need to spice up the chicken in order to spice up his business. So he tapped into the local flavor of New Orleans and started serving Cajun fried chicken. He changed the name to Popeye’s, spiced up the menu and ten years later had 500 restaurants around the United States. Shortly after that milestone, Popeye’s began going global in Toronto and still continues to expand. This demand for their food and service is highlighted in winning nationwide taste tests against Church’s and Kentucky Fried Chicken. Of course, it is not just chicken that has customers coming back for more. Popeye’s continues to give their customers more choice, but always with the same intense flavor.
What started out as a menu of Cajun fried chicken, has turned into a menu with something for everyone. The choices have expanded to include fried chicken, chicken tenders, and fried chicken sandwiches. Unlike other chicken fast food places, Popeye’s added shrimp and catfish. The menu further expanded to include over-rice dishes. It is rounded out by red beans and rice, Cajun rice, mashed potatoes, and Cajun french fries. Popeye’s broadened the menu without ever letting go of their roots.
In addition to giving the public something different in the world of fast food, Popeye’s gives them something different during the holidays. They celebrate Mardi Gras, making it fun, whether you live in Louisiana or Iowa. They also expanded their menu during the Lenten Season to include butterfly shrimp. And Popeye’s offers Cajun fried turkeys during Thanksgiving. There is always an opportunity to spice up the traditional with Popeye’s Chicken.
Popeye’s Chicken has continued to shine in the fried chicken industry. They have often beat out other restaurants in taste tests. They have also been named Best Friend Chicken in Dallas, Atlanta and New Orleans, an amazing feat. More than their award winning food, Popeye’s is known for its award winning service. They have racked up multiple awards for their customer service. Good food and good service is a winning combination.
One of the best qualities about Popeye’s Chicken is the connection it seems to have with the people. It meets their needs on the menu, with their service and with the extras during the holidays. Their affordable pricing is also what keeps customers coming back. Popeye’s has good food for very reasonable prices. They also continue to offer specials and coupons. They use the weekly fliers found in every mailbox to share great deals with everyone. They also have Bonafide Krewe, a online club you can join that keeps you connected with special offers. Just searching their website for a location near you will bring you a coupon offer that will help you feed the family.
Popeye’s Chicken is known worldwide for the something different they bring to the table. This is not your everyday chicken. It is the something spicy you have been missing. The bonus of coupons and special offers make the already good food and excellent service even better.
Popeyes has a membership called the Bonafide Krewe. The name krewe comes from the name for a group of people on a Mardi Gras float. When you have joined the Popeyes Bonafide Krewe, you receive special offers either through e-mail or through text messages. Competitions are run through the Bonafide Krewe as well, the last one being a photo contest with a trip for two to Mardi Gras in New Orleans as the prize. On the Popeyes website you can also get coupons to individual locations by searching for the location nearest you and then clicking view coupon. Coupons are printable or e-mail-able. The coupons vary by location, and range from dollars off of meals, to meals at a special price.
Also look for Popeyes coupons in the circulars that come in the mail. Many meal deals and dollar off coupons come with the weekly circulars. You are particularly likely to get the Popeyes Chicken coupons if you live near to a Popeyes Chicken restaurant. Also look to couponpages.com to find nationwide coupons for Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits. Another good website is 8coupons.com where you can find deals such as a free 8pc Box chicken or a buy one, get second box of 8 piece chicken free. Valpak also often carries Popeyes Chicken coupons. As most of the restaurants are franchised, pay attention to the local newspapers for deals at your local restaurants. In addition, many of the franchises have their own websites, which is a good place to begin looking for savings.