California Restaurant Caught Serving Popeyes Chicken As Their Own, and They’re Cool With It
There's a restaurant in Long Beach, California called Sweet Dixie Chicken that serves up, you guess it, fried chicken. But it's not exactly their own.
A guy named Tyler was eating there recently when he realized the chicken tasted a bit familiar to him. It tasted just like the marinated goodness that Popeyes serves up.
So, he confronted the restaurant about and the waiter admitted that they bring in the chicken from there.
Not only did he feel this was dishonest, Tyler also felt a bit ripped off, considering Sweet Dixie Chicken sells their chicken sandwich fro $12.50, which is a lot more than Popeyes. So he posted about it on Yelp.
Now the really surprising part -- the restaurant didn't even deny they do this. They actually bragged about it!
"We PROUDLY SERVE Popeyes spicy tenders...it has always been our goal to feature local food and guest chefs here," was the companies official response.
And yesterday, the owner tried to clarify things further on Facebook. She basically said that most of the stuff at every restaurant is brought in. For example, they don't have their own chickens laying eggs for eggs dishes or cows making milk to use for cream.
The owner added, "We will continue our business the same way we have always done, honest that we make nearly all from scratch...and when we can't, we'll use the second-best thing available to us."
Here's the real question - how hot and fresh could Popeyes chicken be once it's bought and brought over to this restaurant and eventually served?