MINNEPOLIS, MINNESOTA -- Hello. The service is poor and the employees/managers really need more training. I live in Coon Rapids, MN. The only Popeye's in Minnesota is located in Minneapolis, which is about a 30 minute drive for me. I've been to this location several times and each time the service is terrible. Well I visited this location for the last time two weeks ago, and the way they talk to their customers is not right. They feel that since they are the only Popeye's here in Minnesota, that they have the right to charge you too much for chicken.
I'm from Chicago and I've been living in Minnesota for 7 years. All the food in Chicago tastes better, anyway, will you please, pretty please add more locations in the state of Minnesota, like in Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Coon Rapids and St. Louis Park. Thank you for caring.
DENVER, COLORADO -- Being the self proclaimed Emeril of my kitchen AND M3C, I must say that the three chicken joint chains out here are just awful. KFC, has gotten worse as the years go by just as their shopmate Taco Bell has. Church's Chicken is good when it's fresh out of the grease but if it has been sitting watch out! If I wanted my chicken swimming in grease, I'd have my MOM cook it (forgive me Mother) and don't reheat it in the microwave or you will be tossing out your meal.
As for my last and final visit to Popeye's (at least for the chicken) the service was prompt and friendly but the two 'spicy' pieces were overcooked to me to the point of being hard and flavorless with just a hint of Cayenne. That's unacceptable for my discriminating palette.
At the time I was too tired to thaw out some bird and fry it up so I scarfed it down with the side of Mac and Cheese. I realize that this is just a chicken joint but how hard is it to make M&C that is so runny that you could practically drink it? I think most of us here are well aware of the horrors and humiliation that runny food can cause? It is so frustrating for me to get a decent chicken meal anymore. If it's not bloody raw on the inside, it's cooked until when you bite into the outer crust the inside of your mouth gets shredded! "Alex can I have a 'D' for disappointing?"
MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS -- This review is for the Missouri City Store located at 4850 Highway 6 S. near the Fort Bend Toll Road. At the drive through at 4:30 Saturday afternoon, I ordered 8 pieces of dark meat, mild. The cashier said that they didn't have 8 pieces of mild. I had to play 20 questions to finally learn that they did in fact have 6 pieces of mild, so I then said that 2 pieces of spicy would be fine, as long as they were dark. The cashier said no problem, but when I got to the window it looked like the four or five employees were trying to "hustle up" something. I even asked the cashier how long it would be for another batch to come out of the fryer. I offered to wait.
She hollered "how long", but never got a response. I paid for my box of chicken and drove away. I did stop a few yards from the store, opened the box, and saw 4 drumsticks, and four other pieces that I assumed were thighs. It's hard to tell with batter coating the pieces. At home, we found that two of the pieces were dried out inedible white pieces. I assume that they segregate dark from white, and that they are trained to tell one type from another. They switched product just to move chicken, knowing that they didn't have enough to properly fill my order.
I won't go back there again. Popeye's has a good product -- I like it better than Churches and KFC. Management needs to focus on improving the quality of customer service and on keeping product available, especially during peak hours.
ARLINGTON, TEXAS -- I love Popeye's chicken but the Popeye's at the store at Green Oaks and Cooper needs help. I went to the store late in the evening. I asked if the chicken was fresh and they assured that it was. When I received the chicken it didn't look fresh and I asked for some more, which I received. When I came home with the chicken it was still hard as a rock and I realized that the staff lied about it being fresh. This has happened on more than one occasion and from now on I will take my services to Church's Chicken. Thanks for nothing Popeye's!!!
LANSING, MICHIGAN -- Ordered a crawfish tackle box and a 2 piece and a biscuit. Was told there would be a 3 minute wait on the crawfish so I pulled ahead, that was at 12:10. Then at 12:18 a lady came and told me that now I am waiting on the chicken, I asked if they could not figure out I had chicken on my order also?? I told her I just wanted my money back. At 12:23 I went inside to get my money back!! I am diabetic and NEVER got lunch that day!!!
I contacted Popeye's corporate office right then from the parking lot and was told someone would get back to me. Called on 11-1-13 and was told too early for them to review my complaint. Called on 11-13-13 and was told "she will have someone contact me ASAP." On 11-19-13 I called again and was told the same thing?? Does Popeye's have so many complaints that they can't get back to people in 3 weeks???
OLATHE, KANSAS -- I went to Popeye's last week and much to my surprise ran into a major issue... NO MORE SPICY HONEY MUSTARD to dip my spicy chicken strips in!!! Boy was I upset about this! So, I asked the manager what the deal was. She said that corporate decided to discontinue it. She went on to say that many of their customers are very upset with this decision and she personally thought it was the stupidest decision they could have ever made. Too bad, because you couldn't beat those spicy chicken strips with that perfectly blended spicy honey mustard. Great news though, I have attached the Popeye's Recipe for their discontinued Spicy Honey Mustard. Enjoy!!!
Popeye's Mardi Gras Honey Mustard Recipe: 2 tablespoons mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons Zatarain's Creole mustard, 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish (Kraft cream-style), 2 ½ teaspoons sugar or Splenda sugar substitute. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl; blend well. Let sit a half hour or longer to let the flavors blend. Serve as a dipping sauce with chargrilled blackened chicken strips or other cooked chicken or shrimp. Makes about 2 1/2 cups.
321 WEST 125TH STREET, NEW YORK -- On 9/3/12 @ 16:53 I was in line placing my order. A previous customer tried to get the servers' attention several times after I placed my order, stating that there was not any toilet tissue in the bathroom! It was very obvious she was being ignored!! Finally the "manager" came up to the window alongside of the server and asked what she wanted! She stated again that she really needed to pee badly and that there is no tissue in the room - could she have a few napkins now!!! After a sigh by the manager she gave her a few napkins.
Several of us in line started looking in our purses to see if we had any tissues for her to use!! By this time the door had locked again and she had to find someone to unlock the door. It would not have surprised me that this lady did not WET her pants right there in front of the cashier!! This young lady was very courteous trying to be patient and was just ignored!!! This is unacceptable for a store as busy as this one, they should always have someone checking the supplies in the restrooms. The employees in this store for the most part are discourteous and rude and impatient!!
DALLAS -- I went to Popeye's and when I got home the order was wrong, the lemonade tasted like water, and they didn't give me a specific piece of chicken I requested. I called the store and told the manager what happened and I told her I was on my way back. Instead of replacing the entire order with hot food she only wanted to fix what they got wrong. I insisted that I get hot food because by the time I travel back home the original food I purchased would be cold. She got angry and copped an attitude so I asked for a refund instead, she took the food and trashed it and said she couldn't give me any cash back since I used my debit card it would have to be put back on there.
Needless to say that was back in May, I never saw my refund put back on my card. I have called the corporate office several times and no one has yet to call me back. I even spoke with the district manager of that particular store and still I have not gotten my refund. I guess they must need the money really bad due to the recession because it's like they are refusing to return my money.
OLATHE, KANSAS -- I recently stopped in for some Popeye's Chicken spicy chicken strips at our neighborhood location and was shocked when I asked for honey mustard to hear the server say "We don't have that anymore." Stopped serving honey mustard? For heaven's sake why? It's the primary reason I eat chicken there (besides the beans and rice side) and it goes perfectly with the spicy coating. How can it be? Was she just too lazy to go get it? Was this a corporate decision or is it just my local franchisee that won't stock it? I will carry my own next time because, let's face it, there's no better chicken strip in town.
WHITBY -- Went in to Popeye's in Whitby, Ontario (under new management) today, was the third time this month and a loyal customer until today. Ordered 4 meals - cost was $22.00 some, asked to get 2 extra sauces for the chicken tenders and one was not enough. Was told NO, Head Office policy. Asked them if it was worth for them to lose a customer over one little sauce, the manager (female dressed in black) says HO rules. Told her I buy one then and she charged me $0.26 and again asked her if she was happy to having lost a customer and probably more after I finish telling everyone. Left with my chicken and shrimp orders, never to return again!!!