TYLER, TEXAS -- Went through the drive thru at Popeye's for lunch today. Ordered the 3 piece combo. They only give you one small dipping sauce so when she handed me my order I asked for an extra one. That will be $.27. Really? Don't think I'll go back to a restaurant that makes you pay for extra condiments. I don't care how good your food is. Ridiculous!
RICHMOND HILL, NEW YORK -- Service was great! I waited for just a few minutes for my chicken and I later asked for the signature sauce which I was told I now have to pay for. Do you really have to pay $1.25 for the sauce? There are no signs that says the sauce had to be bought and that too at $1.25 each... What do you guys think?
SUISUN CITY, CALIFORNIA -- Just wanted to voice my opinion of the new feature item of chicken and waffle battered chicken. Horrible!!! The batter on the chicken tasted like coated flour with baking powder mixed in and that horrible, horrible, condiment called "maple honey sauce," what the hell is that stuff?! I dipped the chicken in the sauce, anticipating a sweet honey flavor. What I got was a glob of gunk, that made me want to throw up! I immediately threw it away. I WANT MY MONEY BACK!!
PONCHATULA, LOUISIANA -- It's Father's Day! I drove up expecting some good Popeye's Chicken. Saw the sign for new "Wicked Chicken." Sounds good so I ordered it to go. Got home to find it was a "wicked trick." It's just tiny leftover pieces of chicken that has been trimmed from other pieces. About 80% breading and 20% chicken! At first I couldn't identify it and thought they had messed up my order. Nope, this is it. I feel you are wasting your money on this Wicked Chicken. Sounds like a new way to get rid of Bits and Pieces!!
CALUMET CITY, ILLINOIS -- The Popeye's Chicken on 4 W. Sibley Blvd, Calumet City, Illinois is the closest one to me. Every single time I go there they are always rude! So dirty! And even answer back to customers. For example, one day my brother and I went - we ordered take out. A customer before us saw that they put fresh biscuits out. He asked the employee if he can get the fresh ones. She said yes.
And the manager heard and in front of the customer she told the employee "You are not to give him the fresh ones until the other ones are all gone!" The customer heard of course and said "It's not her fault, I was the one to ask for them." The manager rudely turns around and says "I wasn't speaking to you." My jaw dropped! I felt a little intimidated didn't even want to ask for hot sauce.
Another time I went and had ordered a 14 piece meal and 2 orders of strips (the meals) the employee asked "mild or spicy." I said "spicy" then she said "What two sides?" I specified my sides then. So she asked again "mild or spicy?" so I repeated "spicy." She gave me my total and I asked her if she run the strips? She said "yes." I said "Okay well did I tell you I wanted the strips mild?" She rolled her eyes and said in a rude high tone, "That's why I asked you! Mild or spicy?" I got mad too and said "I thought you were asking me about the 14 piece meal preference!" so she went back and fixed it.
I've had more experiences. But this is all I'll put now. But that place is very "ghetto" - there's always a bunch of their friends there just relaxing and being loud. I've never seen the workers wash their hands before returning to work. And always have an attitude with somebody. Even the way they dress. With their pants under their booty. And always playing around in flirtatious ways.. So non-pro. I like the taste of that chicken over other places. But the service is horrible!!
DALLAS, STORE #7391, TEXAS -- This is pursuant a visit at store # 7391 in Dallas, Texas. Today started off good. I was hungry and decided to buy some chicken from Popeye's. I was made aware (prior to going) of your Tuesday special by a friend and when I arrived at the drive through by one of your employees.
There were four cars before me; the line was moving slowly. But, I again I'm having a great morning. I placed my order with **. I ordered two Tuesday specials and a small drink (half tea & half sprite). I approached the window to retrieve my food only to be told, “We have run out of chicken (with the exception of white meat). We have enough to fill one of your orders; is there anything else I can get you?” I must add, ** was very calm and accommodating. I asked him if they could substitute shrimp (I do not eat white meat). I was told he would check with his manager.
Please keep in mind, there is no chicken prepared and there is a long line behind me. The manager approaches the window. Before I could begin to speak, she was interrupting me. I asked her to allow me to express my concerns without interruption. But she continued to talk over me and she seemed uninterested in making me a satisfied customer. Oh, I was told I could wait 5 minutes; by her. I asked for what? She proceeded to tell me that every Tuesday is like this.
My thoughts are (seeing I could not express them with her maybe you will hear me), if this happens every Tuesday, as a manager she should come up with a solution, for instance, more workers and more chicken on Tuesday's, (my order was taken at 11:18) something or someone is falling short. It is the manager's responsibility to make sure that the operation is running smoothly. In seeing that this “happens every Tuesday,” per ** she should have come up with an explanation. I hope not listening and not satisfy her customers are not part of her solution.
I waited to get my one order and drink and while doing so, I began to write down the complaint number located on the window, and your manager, ** came back to the window, and grabbed her badge and began to taunt me by saying, “My name is **, my name is **. Did you get that?" I never acknowledge her after that. Unsatisfied Customer.
MORENO VALLEY, CALIFORNIA -- I visited the Popeye's today at 3pm on Sunnymead in Moreno Valley CA. I had a very disturbing experience. I had ordered my food to whom I thought at the time was competent to take my order. I told her my order, then she walked away. The next employee asked if I had been helped. I told the second employee that the other lady had walked away.
The 1st girl came back to me and put the order in the machine and told me what the dollar amount was going to be. I then proceeded to hand her my ATM/visa card. She then state "credit or ATM?" I told her it didn't matter. She then said "I asked you credit or ATM!" I told her ATM and I asked "why she has an attitude." She then proceed to tell me in threatening voices that she was off at 4pm and that we can settle it then. I explained to her that I was a grown adult with 2 children with me and I find it immature to act as she was..
I took the card and told her that I no longer wanted the food. She followed me out of the building with her hands up and stating "come on I am right here." I told her she was acting like an ass and I was going to call the cops. She continued to threaten me and stating "I will get you and your dirty-ass kids." My 6 year old was devastated and the baby was crying. I called the Moreno Valley police department in which they came out and wrote a report. I find it disturbing that society today is allowing these un-educated little girls work in a customer service environment.. I do plan to do further investigating of my own, yet I will take any advice given.. Thank you.