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KFC Or Popeyes?

Sun May 29, 2005 11:07 pm

A vs. B...Coke vs. Pepsi....and now KFC vs. Popeye's.

Which do you prefer and why?

Seeing that Popeye's was started down here in New Orleans and that it's pretty much a local intstitution, I've always liked it more than KFC. You just can't beat that spicy chicken. I don't eat it too much anymore, but when I do, man oh man, good stuff. Also Popeye's has killer side dishes including excellent Red Beans and Rice. And better biscuits in my opinion.
 
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RE: KFC Or Popeyes?

Sun May 29, 2005 11:09 pm

No Popeyes around these parts-heck, in this part of Ohio, I can't even try Church's to see what they're like. This area is KFC-dominated.

My favorite all-time chicken was Sisters Chicken, which was a subsidiary of Wendy's some years back. They had the biggest, best, least greasy pieces of chicken I've ever had. Damn, I miss them!  Sad

About the only thing to compete with KFC is Convenient's "Little Chet's" Chicken, or fried chicken from a grocery store.
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RE: KFC Or Popeyes?

Sun May 29, 2005 11:14 pm

I never even heard of Popeye's until they opened up in Broomall (city near Philadelphia) and I can't say I have ever eaten there. But, I love KFC's Popcorn chicken and their mac and cheese (one artery is partially clogged every time you eat some).

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RE: KFC Or Popeyes?

Sun May 29, 2005 11:16 pm

One thing that really has turned me off to KFC is their main restaurant where I live. It's the more ineptly run fast-food place I've ever seen, and that's saying a lot when it comes to fast food places.

I went there once, and they told me it would be a 15-minute wait in the carry-out line-BECAUSE THEY HAD NO CHICKEN DOWN!!!

Well, 20 minutes later, I go to pay for it, and they say it will be ANOTHER 15 minutes, because THEY FORGOT TO PUT DOWN THE POTATO WEDGES IN THE OVEN! I told them give me the damn chicken, and I left, and haven't been back since.
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RE: KFC Or Popeyes?

Sun May 29, 2005 11:18 pm

Popeyes!!! Spicy crispy chicken sounds good right about now, with a side of Cajun rice spiced gravy and mashed potatoes.

I'm a sucker for KFC's original recipe, though. Their cole slaw is okay.
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RE: KFC Or Popeyes?

Sun May 29, 2005 11:24 pm

Ugh, can'ts stand ANTHING spicy or hot. Give me original, and ANYTHING without spicy or hot. My sistem can't handle it.  Smile
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RE: KFC Or Popeyes?

Sun May 29, 2005 11:32 pm

KFC! their Zinger Supreme is the best thing out there. KFC opened in Qatar back in the 70s, and it is one of the most sucessful fast food resturants here. I love their Twister & the cheese chicken popcorn as well.

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 3):
I went there once, and they told me it would be a 15-minute wait in the carry-out line-BECAUSE THEY HAD NO CHICKEN DOWN!!!

Come visit Arby's here in Doha - 35 minutes to prepare 6 sandwhiches! They told us to park the car because we were blocking the way for other customers trying to get through the "Drive Thru". What the hell is the point of a freaking drive thru if your going to make everyone park and wait? I haven't been there again since.
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RE: KFC Or Popeyes?

Sun May 29, 2005 11:35 pm

I have never seen a Popeyes in the UK so I have no choice but to go for KFC  Smile
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RE: KFC Or Popeyes?

Mon May 30, 2005 12:07 am

They both have their advantages. Popeyes has better fried chicken, chicken strips and biscuits, KFC has amazing wedges, pot pies, wings, double chocolate chip cake, and SANDWICHES (I love the twister).

Anybody know if KFC has a menu online? I can't seem to find it on their site.
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RE: KFC Or Popeyes?

Mon May 30, 2005 12:08 am

Boy....this one's tough. I like 'em both.

Popeyes has that zing and better biscuits, but original recipe KFC is the f'shizzle.

I think it depends on the mood. When it comes to sides Popeyes has the edge. There's are better.
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RE: KFC Or Popeyes?

Mon May 30, 2005 12:25 am

Both are good...don't eat often because it is not healthy. One thing I LOVE about KFC is their mac and cheese. And of course Popeyes has those to die for red beans abd rice. I think KFC beats Popeyes in terms of popularity because there are more KFC restaurants than Popeyes....ie what kaz mentioned, no Popeyes in the UK. I will say that I am not sure on that, and I'm sure someone will find a number to prove me wrong!
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RE: KFC Or Popeyes?

Mon May 30, 2005 12:44 am

I dont eat fast food all that much. But I'll take KFC Original Recipe over Popeyes.  Wink
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RE: KFC Or Popeyes?

Mon May 30, 2005 12:50 am

Haven't been to KFC since 1975 or something, and never been to Popeye's. Don't like eating meat off the bone, and not a big fan of chicken anyway.
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RE: KFC Or Popeyes?

Mon May 30, 2005 12:58 am

Quoting OzarkD9S (Reply 12):
Don't like eating meat off the bone

Hell, to me, that's the only way to eat meat-chicken, pork or beef! Gotta have a bone to chew. The best meat on any meal is on the bone.  Smile
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RE: KFC Or Popeyes?

Mon May 30, 2005 1:02 am



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RE: KFC Or Popeyes?

Mon May 30, 2005 1:20 am

Only one Popeyes in ANC, way the other side of town. KFC right around the corner.

It's usually KFC for the convenience. I prefer Popeyes Spicy and their Biscuits are much better.
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RE: KFC Or Popeyes?

Mon May 30, 2005 1:28 am

Popeyes blows KFC's chicken away. Their biscuits are also better. So I say Popeyes!

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RE: KFC Or Popeyes?

Mon May 30, 2005 2:15 am

I like Popeyes better for many reasons. One main one, is they have the chicken you want unlike KFC. Everytime I ask for extra crispy, they never have it, so Popeyes all the way.
 
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RE: KFC Or Popeyes?

Mon May 30, 2005 2:37 am

KFC original is so so, the cripsy is better. But Popeye's, regular or spicy, is just better.

But of course Church's beats both on them hands down, plus they are dirt cheap.
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RE: KFC Or Popeyes?

Mon May 30, 2005 2:44 am

Bojangles down south beats them both.
 
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RE: KFC Or Popeyes?

Mon May 30, 2005 3:34 am

I hate biscuts but I will crawl a mile through shards of glass for Popeye's biscuts! Plus, they have catfish sandwiches and jumbalaya! KFC is just grease. I have not seen Church's in years.

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RE: KFC Or Popeyes?

Mon May 30, 2005 3:57 am

Never had Popeye's, but I'd imagine that even if I had, I'd have to go with KFC, considering I live within a 5 minute drive of here:

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RE: KFC Or Popeyes?

Mon May 30, 2005 4:01 am

SEB- Are there an popeyes in PDX? The only one I ever found was at the travelcenter off I-5 near Auroa.
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RE: KFC Or Popeyes?

Mon May 30, 2005 4:14 am

I prefer KFC over Popeye's. I like it that you can sometimes mix original and crispy. Big grin The popcorn chicken is not all that, its more like eating a salty fried flour/dough popcorn.
 
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RE: KFC Or Popeyes?

Mon May 30, 2005 4:17 am

Of the two, Popeye's hands down. Better chicken, better side dishes, and unlike most KFCs these days, their resturants aren't a combo with another chain in their group (KFC/A&W, KFC/Pizza Hut, KFC/Taco Bell, KFC/Long John Silvers, etc.).

Church's has very good chicken, as does Mrs. Winner's.

But when it comes to going out and picking up some fried chicken, I actually like fried chicken fresh from the deli at Publix. You just call ahead to find out if they're cooking any fresh and go down there. Of the grocery store delis, their chicken is the best.
 
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RE: KFC Or Popeyes?

Mon May 30, 2005 6:08 am

I'm going to go with KFC, I haven't had Popeye's since I was a kid....

I found this interesting...

Quoting CORULEZ05 (Reply 10):
Both are good...don't eat often because it is not healthy

yet he'll pick up 1280 calories and 58 grams of fat for his daily hot and cold white mochas from his local Starbucks.  Smile
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RE: KFC Or Popeyes?

Mon May 30, 2005 7:02 am

Quoting Cactus739 (Reply 25):
yet he'll pick up 1280 calories and 58 grams of fat for his daily hot and cold white mochas from his local Starbucks.

Way to funny. I find both offerings to expensive for what you get, same with Starbucks.
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RE: KFC Or Popeyes?

Mon May 30, 2005 7:28 am

I'd be set if I could get Church's biscuits with Popeye's chicken. In the Atlanta area, they have this place called Mrs. Winner's that has some awesome chicken and biscuits.
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RE: KFC Or Popeyes?

Mon May 30, 2005 7:40 am

I've only tried Popeyes once, but I am going to go with KFC.
 
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RE: KFC Or Popeyes?

Mon May 30, 2005 8:41 am

Quoting MSYtristar (Thread starter):
Seeing that Popeye's was started down here in New Orleans and that it's pretty much a local intstitution

Too bad they moved their HQ to ATL

Quoting Pilot kaz (Reply 7):
I have never seen a Popeyes in the UK so I have no choice but to go for KFC

Just go to Nando's. Much better than eating the death-inducing spew they call "chicken" at KFC

Quoting DL021 (Reply 9):
but original recipe KFC is the f'shizzle.

Yeah, for $hit is right about KFC

I am a healthfreak, so I rarely eat this type of stuff, but if I am going to cheat or have a day like I had not long ago where I had already eaten 4 times (I normally eat 6 meals a day) and had only eaten 12-15 grams of fat, I will cheat a bit with either pizza or some Popeye's.
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RE: KFC Or Popeyes?

Mon May 30, 2005 9:04 am

Neither. They're both way too expensive for what you get. Besides, the chickens they use are way too small.

I only eat chicken breasts and the ones I buy (deep-fried from a deli for $1.79 each or raw for cooking at home) weigh about 8 ounces (240 g) each. They're about 8 inches (21 cm) long. Anything smaller isn't worth the trouble of preparing or eating.

Here's an idea of the size of what I'm talking about:



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RE: KFC Or Popeyes?

Mon May 30, 2005 10:41 am

KFC, though we usually don't eat from there. Expensive and greasy.

Their new $1 snacker sandwiches are excellent though.




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RE: KFC Or Popeyes?

Mon May 30, 2005 11:00 am

I've never tried Popyes, so I guess KFC wins by default.
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RE: KFC Or Popeyes?

Mon May 30, 2005 11:29 am

Quoting N1120A (Reply 29):
Too bad they moved their HQ to ATL

Actually, they were bought out by a company based in Atlanta.
 
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RE: KFC Or Popeyes?

Mon May 30, 2005 11:38 pm

It's hard to believe that Popeye is not so prevalent in the US, yet I've already seen a couple here at Mexico City. Haven't tried it though, but based on MSYTristar's recommendation I migth some day.
 
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RE: KFC Or Popeyes?

Mon May 30, 2005 11:54 pm

Neither, my fried chickin kicks ass!
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RE: KFC Or Popeyes?

Tue May 31, 2005 12:59 am

Quoting AM744 (Reply 34):
It's hard to believe that Popeye is not so prevalent in the US

These are the only states that don't currently have any Popeye's outlets:

Montana
New Hampshire
North Dakota
South Dakota
Utah
Vermont

(If I had the $$$ in which to invest in a franchise, I'd get myself the franchise rights to the Dakotas, Montana, and Utah)

There are a few states that have one outlet, or one city that has several outlets. Te majority of Popeye's outlets in the US are situated in the Southern US.
 
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RE: KFC Or Popeyes?

Tue May 31, 2005 1:09 am

Popeyes easily has the best Chicken, hand down.
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RE: KFC Or Popeyes?

Tue May 31, 2005 1:14 am

I've had Popeye's a couple of times (at DEN I think it was), not so wildly impressed I have to say. Too spicy. I much prefer KFC, although it's hard to come by in France (there is one at Nice Langostiere, but its a mission to get there and it's always heaving busy). Mmmmmm Fillet Sandwich with cheese and extra mayo, hold the arteriosclerosis ! Mmmm shapedmechanicallyrenderedmeataliciousssss !
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RE: KFC Or Popeyes?

Tue May 31, 2005 1:36 am

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 38):
I've had Popeye's a couple of times (at DEN I think it was), not so wildly impressed I have to say. Too spicy.

You get the choice of how spicy you want your chicken at Popeye's...

Personally I prefer Popeye's as well...so good! KFC is just..."ehh"

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RE: KFC Or Popeyes?

Tue May 31, 2005 1:38 am

Quoting USAFHummer (Reply 39):
You get the choice of how spicy you want your chicken at Popeye's...

I must have missed that option on the menu, and it defaulted to "5-alarm ring-burn"  flamed 
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RE: KFC Or Popeyes?

Tue May 31, 2005 1:44 am

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 40):
"5-alarm ring-burn"

Oh come now, that's just how you like it!  Wink
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RE: KFC Or Popeyes?

Tue May 31, 2005 1:45 am

Quoting USAFHummer (Reply 39):
You get the choice of how spicy you want your chicken at Popeye's...

...not at the Popeye's I have been to..

Quoting Kalakaua (Reply 4):
I'm a sucker for KFC's original recipe, though. Their cole slaw is okay.

...original is alright but I prefer the extra crispy. Popeye's cole slaw is BY FAR the best...

Quoting Cactus739 (Reply 25):
yet he'll pick up 1280 calories and 58 grams of fat for his daily hot and cold white mochas from his local Starbucks.

WHAT?!?!?!...are you serious??????? I did NOT know that!!!!!!!  Sad
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RE: KFC Or Popeyes?

Tue May 31, 2005 2:06 am

I've only ever had Popeye's chicken once at DFW when I was on my way back to Alberta... it was delish! Nice n spicy!  Smile

I find KFC very greasy and disgusting for the most part.. the big crunch sandwich is good though.
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RE: KFC Or Popeyes?

Tue May 31, 2005 4:02 am

You know, I've never gotten around to Popeye's, even though there's one a few minutes away. Haven't been to KFC in years.

When I'm in the mood for take-out chicken, it's usually from El Pollo Loco--a LOT easier on the circulatory system.
 
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RE: KFC Or Popeyes?

Tue May 31, 2005 4:10 am

I have both Popeye's and KFC near me in New Jersey (meadowland/Giants Stadium area). KFC is ok, but Popeye's is better tasting (in mild only, don't like spicy). However, I have to lay off them both now due to the affects on my Chlorestrol numbers and too many late night meals of them.
 
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RE: KFC Or Popeyes?

Tue May 31, 2005 8:54 am

Funny this topic should come up. I had a major craving for Popeye's and just drove halfway across town on Saturday to pick up some chicken. I love the spicy taste and was amused that with my 8 piece take out order I was given seven (count them) seven packets of Louisiana hot sauce. I also love Popeye's red beans and rice as it reminds me of the pleasant years I spent in New Orleans in grad school. I still make red beans and rice at home in Indianapolis from a traditional New Orleans recipe.

One thing I have noticed is that most Popeye's outlets are located in primarily African-American neighborhoods. I was the only white guy in the very crowded place when I went to get my order and that was mid-afternoon. I just wish Popeye's would realize they have a great product and that they could make a killing in other neighborhoods too. In the meantime, I'll travel.
 
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RE: KFC Or Popeyes?

Tue May 31, 2005 9:05 am

This thread inspired me to get some friend chicken tonight. I went over to KFC and was back with my meal in under 8 minutes...can't beat that.

I really want to go and try Popeye's. Thing is, KFC is 3 minutes away and the closest Popeye's is atleast 10 miles. I second that about them being mostly in the heavily black neighborhoods. Theres a lot on the north side of Milwaukee, then a straggler on the south side and that is it. I'll get there one day this summer!
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RE: KFC Or Popeyes?

Tue May 31, 2005 9:25 am

I have to say that I prefer KFC, primarily because the closest Popeye's I can think of is at a rest stop on Florida's Turnpike, and the chicken there is basically the same as at KFC. If only there were more Popeye's in Miami!
 
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RE: KFC Or Popeyes?

Tue May 31, 2005 11:24 am

Quoting N1120A (Reply 29):
Just go to Nando's. Much better than eating the death-inducing spew they call "chicken" at KFC

Nando's is great; for those of you that don't know it, it's Portuguese-style with a Peri-Peri sauce on it.  drool   drool  even if it is so hot it makes my scalp sweat.
Having said that, I am addicted to KFC Hot & Spicy recipe. There are no Popeye's here AFAIK.

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