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John A

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Popeyes vs KFC Mon, 05/22/06 9:51 AM (permalink)
No contest, love that Popeyes greasy chicken. Apparently I'm not the only one, KFC just shut down, Popeyes two blocks away is always busy.

John
 
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    Niagara

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    RE: Popeyes vs KFC Mon, 05/22/06 9:58 AM (permalink)
    Damn, I wish we had a Popeye's near Topeka - all we have is KFC and Church's.
     
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      scbuzz

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      RE: Popeyes vs KFC Mon, 05/22/06 2:13 PM (permalink)
      I'm a popeyes fan myself. If I ever eat FF chicken I go to either Bojangles or Popeyes and I believe that I'm favoring Popeyes.

       
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        Adjudicator

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        RE: Popeyes vs KFC Mon, 05/22/06 7:47 PM (permalink)
        Popeye's is not what it used to be. I once in a blue moon get fried chicken from there. Of note, when "they" went bad, I gave up most all FF fried chicken, period. Even Popeye's biscuits su_k, now. KFC; never for anything. Churches; never for chicken. Popeye's on occasion when I luck up upon a fresh batch of spicy being dumped from the fryer (very rare). Even then they changed their spice marinade so it is even worse than was in late '80s & earlier, etc. No real spiciness. Still loaded with MSG. I only get an occasional RB&R from Popeye's on most occasions. Hell, they even D/Ced their onion rings. They must be insane! The only thing I ever buy from Church's is their large Cajun Rice & a "pepper-pak" once every month or so. Pretty good, although LOADED with NaCl.
         
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          BT

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          RE: Popeyes vs KFC Mon, 05/22/06 7:53 PM (permalink)
          Went in the Popeye's in New Orleans just looking to get a large soda. They asked me if a I wanted a "senior drink". I said, "What's that?" They said--same thing as regular but it costs a penny. So I said sure--and it was, indeed, $0.01. Never had their chicken though the reputation is good. But I'm still grateful for how they treat us "seniors".
           
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            Adjudicator

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            RE: Popeyes vs KFC Mon, 05/22/06 8:55 PM (permalink)
            I do believe BT is referring to a corporate location. Those customers who are exposed to a franchised restaurant will perhaps have a different story to tell.
             
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              BT

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              RE: Popeyes vs KFC Tue, 05/23/06 1:07 AM (permalink)
              quote:
              Originally posted by Adjudicator

              I do believe BT is referring to a corporate location. Those customers who are exposed to a franchised restaurant will perhaps have a different story to tell.


              I don't know--it was just off Canal St., possibly on Royal (or Chartres) but I could be wrong about that.

              And it isn't far from the King of All Krystals on Bourbon St.

               
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                MikeS.

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                RE: Popeyes vs KFC Tue, 05/23/06 7:46 AM (permalink)
                Kentucky Fried for me, original receipe and a large cole slaw just for myself. Probably because there wasn't a Popeye's or Church's anywhere in Fresno when I was growing up.

                MikeS.
                 
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                  Adjudicator

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                  RE: Popeyes vs KFC Tue, 05/23/06 6:50 PM (permalink)
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by BT

                  quote:
                  Originally posted by Adjudicator

                  I do believe BT is referring to a corporate location. Those customers who are exposed to a franchised restaurant will perhaps have a different story to tell.


                  I don't know--it was just off Canal St., possibly on Royal (or Chartres) but I could be wrong about that.

                  And it isn't far from the King of All Krystals on Bourbon St.


                  I would tend to think that all Popeye's in NO are corporate.
                   
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                    SassyGritsAL

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                    RE: Popeyes vs KFC Wed, 05/24/06 1:49 PM (permalink)
                    We have a Popeyes and KFC across the street from each other. I do both and have noticed that the lines for drive-thrus are about the same. I absolutely love Popeyes onion rings and sometimes I get a large order of rings only and have them for lunch. KFC is good for when relatives come to visit and we make a KFC run for something to eat. The kids love the mashed potatoes and gravy. The biscuits with honey are good too.
                     
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                      Michael Hoffman

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                      RE: Popeyes vs KFC Wed, 05/24/06 5:49 PM (permalink)
                      I like Popeye's red beans and rice, and the shrimp Po' Boys. I've never had the chicken.
                       
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                        dadetigl

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                        RE: Popeyes vs KFC Wed, 05/24/06 7:33 PM (permalink)
                        I vote for Popeye's spicy chicken. It's not as spicy as it was back in the 70's in New Orleans (made your head sweat) but compared to the tasteless, KFC extra-crispy or the bland original recipe, I will go for Popeye's every time.
                         
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                          45013

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                          RE: Popeyes vs KFC Thu, 05/25/06 3:44 AM (permalink)
                          I vote for Popeye's, too! KFC is too corporate IMHO.

                          Last year while in Louisiana, the birthplace of the chain, I decided to have dinner at a Popeye's location. Oddly enough, the food at said Louisiana location, specifically Lafayette, tasted about the same as that served at the locations within the TA TravelCenters truckstop chain.
                           
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                            WaffleHouserules

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                            RE: Popeyes vs KFC Tue, 06/6/06 8:48 PM (permalink)
                            Bojangles Chicken in the Carolinas sure beats both, but Popeyes just opened up a new location here in Waterford,MI before I move, and I went there the other night, and I love Popeyes chicken, its the closest you can get to bojangles if you live in the north, something we do not have to worry about in NC
                             
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                              roadrash

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                              RE: Popeyes vs KFC Fri, 06/9/06 1:42 PM (permalink)
                              Popeye's chicken is vastly superior to the undercooked, sludgy dreck that KFC serves.

                              Most Popeye's restaurants, even the ones in Lafayette, are franchisees. I have eaten at that Lafayette Popeye's many times, and though it may not be the finest franchise in Popeye's stable, the chicken was always hot and good. My only problem with it was that they served all Pepsi soda products.
                               
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                                Mobay

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                                RE: Popeyes vs KFC Thu, 06/15/06 12:03 PM (permalink)
                                I tend to agree with WaffleHouseRules, and when evaluating these places, I can't help but take biscuit and iced tea quality into account, too. I'd rank fast-food fried chicken chains like so:

                                1. Bojangles
                                2. Popeyes
                                3. Church's
                                4. KFC


                                 
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                                  TJ Jackson

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                                  RE: Popeyes vs KFC Thu, 06/15/06 12:32 PM (permalink)
                                  quote:
                                  Originally posted by roadrash

                                  dreck

                                  There's that parses6-ish word again
                                   
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                                    roadrash

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                                    RE: Popeyes vs KFC Thu, 06/15/06 4:10 PM (permalink)
                                    quote:
                                    Originally posted by TJ Jackson

                                    quote:
                                    Originally posted by roadrash

                                    dreck

                                    There's that parses6-ish word again
                                    ummmmm...I am not parses6 nor any other recycled poster, ok?
                                     
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                                      Acuff-12

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                                      RE: Popeyes vs KFC Mon, 06/19/06 1:14 PM (permalink)
                                      quote:
                                      Originally posted by Mobay

                                      I tend to agree with WaffleHouseRules, and when evaluating these places, I can't help but take biscuit and iced tea quality into account, too. I'd rank fast-food fried chicken chains like so:

                                      1. Bojangles
                                      2. Popeyes
                                      3. Church's
                                      4. KFC



                                      Here , here! I agree totally. and the tea at Bojangles is great at all locations.
                                      Matt
                                       
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                                        ham-b-guy

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                                        RE: Popeyes vs KFC Fri, 08/11/06 12:24 PM (permalink)
                                        Defineently Popeyes. I love the their crispy chicken and I don't receive my chicken half cooked like I do from KFC. Plus, they have the best "Fast Food" cheesecake I have tasted. Along with mashed potatoes and gravy and the french fries. Also, its closest to my house.
                                         
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                                          WingLover

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                                          RE: Popeyes vs KFC Fri, 08/11/06 2:26 PM (permalink)
                                          I'll take Popeyes over KFC any day of the week! KFC is OK, but I have to be in the mood for it.

                                          ~Jessica
                                           
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                                            Rowsdower98

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                                            RE: Popeyes vs KFC Sat, 08/12/06 12:14 AM (permalink)
                                            I'm from Kentucky, and I prefer Popeye's. That should tell you something.
                                             
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                                              xannie_01

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                                              RE: Popeyes vs KFC Sat, 08/12/06 12:36 AM (permalink)
                                              i like popeye's because OF can get his spicey chicken
                                              and i can get the beans and rice.
                                               
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                                                CajunKing

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                                                RE: Popeyes vs KFC Sat, 08/12/06 1:07 AM (permalink)
                                                to a displaced cajun

                                                POPEYES - for "gumbo" or "jambalya" or dirty rice or red beans/rice.
                                                It doesnt replace the real stuff but when these here yankees look at you funny for eating such things.

                                                KFC is the only local chix joint we have here, so for chix it has to be KFC

                                                Popeyes is 20 + miles from here either in OHIO or KanTuckEe

                                                 
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                                                  MandalayVA

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                                                  RE: Popeyes vs KFC Sat, 08/12/06 9:42 AM (permalink)
                                                  Popeye's all the way. I used to only get the chicken with fries and slaw, but I've tried the mashed potatoes and red beans and rice ... worth driving six miles out of my way home to pick up.
                                                   
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                                                    John A

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                                                    RE: Popeyes vs KFC Sat, 08/12/06 5:47 PM (permalink)
                                                    quote:
                                                    Originally posted by Mobay

                                                    I tend to agree with WaffleHouseRules, and when evaluating these places, I can't help but take biscuit and iced tea quality into account, too. I'd rank fast-food fried chicken chains like so:

                                                    1. Bojangles
                                                    2. Popeyes
                                                    3. Church's
                                                    4. KFC





                                                    Bojangles opened in the old KFC place here in Daytona Beach. I went in and after seeing their prices left for Popeyes.

                                                    John
                                                     
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                                                      Rowsdower98

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                                                      RE: Popeyes vs KFC Sat, 08/12/06 7:59 PM (permalink)
                                                      I have yet to sample Church's or Bojangles, but I have had the displeasure of eating at Lees Famous Recipe, another popular chicken chain here in Kentucky. It ranks far below KFC. So my ranking is:
                                                      1. Popeye's
                                                      2. KFC
                                                      3. Lee's Famous Recipe

                                                      Is anyone else here a victim, I mean patron of Lee's?
                                                       
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                                                        CajunKing

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                                                        RE: Popeyes vs KFC Sat, 08/12/06 8:47 PM (permalink)
                                                        I have had the unpleasure of trying to dine there before (Lee's) in cincinnati. Needless to say i went across the street to chateau le blanc and got some double jalapeno cheese burgers instead.

                                                        For Me

                                                        1 KFC
                                                        2 Popeyes
                                                        3 Churchs
                                                        4 Bojangles
                                                        5 Mcd
                                                        6 Wendys
                                                        7 Arbys
                                                        8 subway
                                                        9 chateau le blanc (white castle)



                                                        get my point ANYTHING but Lee's
                                                         
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                                                          rpc717

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                                                          RE: Popeyes vs KFC Tue, 09/26/06 11:29 PM (permalink)
                                                          As a native New Orleanian and former Popeye's employee, I have to say that Popeye's totally thrashes KFC in all categories, except for convenience (i.e., too far from my house!). I have to admit, though, Bojangles is a good substitute if no Popeye's is available.

                                                          Please tell me no one ever gets the mild chicken...
                                                           
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                                                            PapaJoe8

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                                                            RE: Popeyes vs KFC Wed, 09/27/06 11:58 AM (permalink)
                                                            Rpc, my memory is not that great but do I remember Popeyes in N O selling a real good tamale? I wonder if the N O location is still the best. It sure used to be good. Maybe that was when you worked there Rpc?
                                                            Joe
                                                             
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