‘He calls the chicken police on me’: Florida man facing charges after killing neighbor’s pet rooster
“Turn around, walk to my place — bang bang bang bang bang — now the chicken’s in my yard! “So I pick up a stick in the yard, and I try to hit it,” Nix told WJAX. “I didn’t see my rooster at first,” Defelice told WJAX. “Next thing you know, he calls the chicken police on me,” Nix told WJAX. Nix told WJAX he does not understand why Defelice called the police.wftv.com
Wait a clucking minute: Live chicken struts defiantly outside Louisiana Popeyes restaurant
— A live chicken was found by Louisiana police strutting outside of a Popeyes restaurant. >> Read more trending newsThe Slidell Police Department, according to WVLA, found a lone chicken outside of a Popeyes restaurant a few days ago. “This one will be short and sweet. At one of [the] local Popeyes, we literally have a chicken who has made himself at home. It’s literally there all the time,” says the SPD.wftv.com
Love that rooster from Popeyes: Animal becomes restaurant’s new mascot
— A Popeyes restaurant in Slidell, Louisiana, got a new mascot when a rooster walked up one day and never left. “Where did the chicken come from, who has chickens around,” Muhassin Shepherd, the restaurant’s general manager, told WWL. … the chicken walked in front of my car to the door trying to get in. It’s like he wants everybody to come see him, look at my feathers, listen to me crow,” Shepherd told WWL. Shepherd told WWL the store has actually seen increased sales and business, thanks to Rocco’s job as the restaurant’s unofficial mascot.wftv.com
Video shows women attacking worker at Florida Popeye’s drive-thru window
LANTANA, Fla. – A dramatic attack and robbery was captured on camera at a Popeyes restaurant in Palm Beach County, News 6 partner Local 10 reports. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office released the video as they try to track down the suspects. Two of the women in the car are accused of spitting on the worker and attacking her. Two other women got out of the car and began attacking other employees inside the restaurant. Deputies said one woman reached through the drive-thru window, grabbing cash from the register before the car took off.
Popeyes introducing fried fish sandwich for limited time
Popeyes is introducing a fish sandwich to their menu. The flaky, flounder served on a brioche bun with pickles will be available for a limited time starting Thursday. [TRENDING: NBA team stops playing national anthem | Aunt Jemima changes name to this | Zoom filter makes lawyer look like cat]The fast-food chain says anyone who buys the sandwich on launch day and doesn’t like it can swap it out for its chicken equivalent. Popeyes tested the new item in Chicago last year to positive reviews. AdIf the fish sandwich is successful, Popeyes might add it to the menu permanently.
Second teenager is charged in carjacking at Addison fast-food restaurant, authorities say
Just before 11 p.m. on Jan. 23, prosecutors said, three individuals approached a 20-year-old woman in the parking lot of the Popeyes restaurant on Lake Street in Addison. Two of the individuals were armed. They threatened to kill the woman unless she gave them her cellphone, cash and car keys, which she did, prosecutors said.chicagotribune.com
Teen charged in Addison carjacking is ordered to remain in custody after he threatened cops following his arrest in Chicago, prosecutors say
The victim, a 20-year-old woman, was walking toward her car in the parking lot of Popeyes in the 600 block of Lake Street shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday, when she was approached by three men, two of whom had guns out, prosecutors said. The men threatened to kill the woman unless she surrendered her cellphone, cash and car keys, which she did, and the men drove off in her car at high speed, prosecutors said.chicagotribune.com
KFC to enter chicken sandwich wars with new premium version
KFC is starting off 2021 by entering the chicken sandwich wars. Starting Thursday, KFC's sandwich is available in select restaurants in Chicago, Kansas City, St. Louis, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Oregon, Louisville, Kentucky, Sacramento, California, and Tulsa, Oklahoma. In the spring, KFC tested the sandwich in Orlando, Florida, and the item nearly doubled its original sales projections. "Many customers hadn't considered KFC as a part of the chicken sandwich conversation, but anyone who tastes this sandwich will know, without a doubt, that we're playing to win," said Andrea Zahumensky, chief marketing officer of KFC U.S. The sandwich consists of a quarter-pound chicken breast filet that's been double breaded, a toasted brioche bun, pickles and either mayo or spicy sauce.cnbc.com
McDonald's to launch its fried chicken sandwich in the U.S. next year
Chick-fil-A and Popeyes will soon face another competitor in the battle for the best chicken sandwich. McDonald's told investors on Monday that it will release its Crispy Chicken Sandwich early next year in the United States. The sandwich features a fried chicken filet served on a buttery potato roll, topped with butter and pickles. McDonald's franchisees asked for a Southern-style chicken sandwich as Chick-fil-A's threat to their business grows. The sandwich is also part of McDonald's broader menu strategy to add more chicken items, because the category is growing faster than beef.cnbc.com
Burger King parent's quarterly sales fall 8% as pandemic weighs on Tim Hortons sales
Restaurant Brands International on Tuesday reported that its quarterly revenue fell 8% as Burger King and Tim Hortons sales struggled to bounce back from the coronavirus pandemic. Popeyes, however, once again reported double-digit same-store sales growth, thanks to the popularity of its chicken sandwich. Burger King reported same-store sales declines of 7%, while Tim Hortons same-store sales fell by 12.5%. Popeyes, the only Restaurant Brands chain to report positive same-store sales growth, saw sales at restaurants open at least 17 months grow 17.4% in the quarter. Restaurant Brands announced plans to revamp thousands of its drive-thru lanes across its three brands, starting with 10,000 Burger King and Tim Hortons locations.cnbc.com
How Popeyes is trying to beat Chick-fil-A in the chicken sandwich wars
The launch of Popeyes' chicken sandwich was an inflection point for the fast-food company and kicked off what industry insiders have referred to as the chicken sandwich wars. For much of Popeyes' history its Louisiana-style menu featured items like fried chicken, chicken tenders and fried shrimp. But after nearly 50 years, this was its first-ever chicken sandwich sold nationwide. Hype around the chicken sandwich and a lighthearted Twitter spat with Chick-fil-A turned the menu item into an overnight sensation. Can a simple chicken sandwich revitalize a company that once filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and is trailing its two major rivals, Chick-fil-A and KFC?cnbc.com
KFC is testing a new chicken sandwich exclusively in Orlando
click to enlarge Photo courtesy KFCKFC announced Tuesday they are testing a larger, "more premium" chicken sandwich in Orlando. The fried chicken peddlers will first deliver the new product to select frontline workers chronicled in the Orlando Sentinels Pandemic Portraits, including teachers, auto mechanics, police officers and others. Calling it "bigger and better than KFCs current sandwich," KFC really kicks themselves in the head for not having a better chicken sandwich sooner. I think weve unlocked a chicken sandwich that wont just compete itll win with fried chicken lovers everywhere. "They are most certainly referring to Popeyes, which introduced a chicken sandwich in 2019 that caused more than a few traffic jams .orlandoweekly.com
Popeyes launches clothing collection inspired by Beyonce's Ivy Park brand
The 10 items, inspired by the chicken chain's work uniform, in That Look from Popeyes clothing collection will be available while supplies last. This past summer, its viral Twitter feud with Chick-fil-A sparked massive sales of its new chicken sandwich, which quickly sold out. The sandwich accounted for about 30% of Popeyes sales in the time it was available, according to Eric Gonzalez, an analyst at KeyBanc Capital Markets. Carrols is the largest franchisee of Burger King restaurants in the U.S. and also owns some Popeye's restaurants. The clothing collection isn't Popeyes' first foray into fast-food fashion either.cnbc.com
Burger King's largest US franchisee says Impossible Whopper and Popeyes chicken sandwich sales have stabilized
Burger King's largest U.S. franchisee is seeing sales of the Impossible Whopper and the Popeyes chicken sandwich level out as the initial buzz around the two menu items dies down. "The Impossible Whopper has stabilized," Accordino said at the ICR Conference on Tuesday. In comparison, an average Burger King restaurant owned by Carrols sells 234 beef Whoppers a day, he said. Burger King, however, is doubling down with a test of the Impossible Whopper Jr. and the forthcoming test of Impossible Croissan'wich, made with a meatless sausage. The Burger King franchisee reported fourth-quarter same-store sales growth of 21% at its Popeyes locations, a small segment of its business.cnbc.com
Lines Filled New York City for the Return of the Popeye's Chicken Sandwich
The Popeyes chicken sandwich returned to the menu Sunday after a two month absence and as expected, it quickly became a hit. In New York City, the day after the annual Marathon with the city packed with revelers, Inside Edition found a line of folks who slipped out of work to get their hands on the crispy chicken breast on a brioche bun with pickles. The chicken sandwich was introduced last August and disappeared in two weeks. NFL star Stefon Diggs is wearing Popeyes inspired cleats and debuted them Sunday, coincidentally the same day the sandwich returned. Cleats inspired by the best chicken sandwich in the game @PopeyesChicken.. pic.twitter.com/Qckhadbw9x DIGGS (@stefondiggs) November 4, 2019RELATED STORIESThese Foods Can Help Kids Fight the FluStop Putting These Foods in the Fridge ImmediatelyFoodies Can Now Get the Popeyes Chicken Sandwich as a Costume
I'll tell you something sweet
It has nothing to do with the fact that elections are taking place, but that's also something you should know, so let's start there. Find out what races, if any, are taking place in your county and where to cast your vote. If you've driven past a Popeyes restaurant, you definitely know what "it" is. Look, I also started a "diet" today, but today is National Candy Day, there's still Halloween candy sitting in my house and, well, I'm only human. With that being said, I won't judge you if decide to "start tomorrow," cheat and enjoy a sweet or two today.
The Popeyes chicken sandwich is back and people are losing their minds
The sorely-missed Popeyes chicken sandwich is back and people are acting ridiculous. Drive-thru lines are stretching into the streets, people are live-tweeting from their cars and chicken sandwich memes have hit what seems to be an all-time high. After launching in August, the Popeyes chicken sandwich flew out of the fryer and into people's mouths. To the relief of many, Popeyes announced last week that the hot-commodity sandwich would return November 3. For those who haven't connected the dots, that's a Sunday, the day their chicken sandwich rival Chick-fil-A is closed.
Popeyes mocks Chick-fil-A's National Sandwich Day blunder
Joe Raedle/Getty Images(CNN) - The rivalry between fried chicken sandwich giants Chick-fil-A and Popeyes reached a new level this week, when Chick-fil-A forgot what day it was and Popeyes was quick to take a dig. Chick-fil-A sent out an email to its subscribers earlier this week to promote National Sandwich Day on November 3. No matter which Chick-fil-A sandwich you love, order yours on November 3 for National Sandwich Day." "We recently sent an email that included a message about National Sandwich Day, which naturally we were very excited about. The blunder isn't the only reason Popeyes is paying attention to the National Sandwich Holiday.
Impossible Whoppers huge hit at Burger King
Burger King via CNN(CNN) - Popeyes' spicy chicken sandwich is the only thing in the fast food business that's hotter than Burger King's Impossible Whopper. That's great news for Restaurant Brands, which owns both chains. Restaurant Brands reported solid earnings for the third quarter Monday morning, led by a more than 10% increase in sales at Burger King and nearly 15% surge at Popeyes. The company said sales at Burger King restaurants open at least a year rose 5% in the quarter. Restaurant Brands attributed the success of the plant-based Impossible Whopper, which has been rolled out to all Burger King locations in the United States, for the strong sales.
Popeyes' spicy chicken sandwich officially coming back
When Popeyes abruptly sold out of its highly sought-after spicy chicken sandwich in August, hungry fans demanded to know when the viral phenomenon would return to its menu. For Popeyes and its competitors, the fried chicken sandwich is a hot commodity. Chicken is now the most popular meat in America, and while beef consumption is growing, chicken is on the rise. Restaurant chains looking for ways to boost sales would benefit from selling the best (or buzziest) chicken sandwich. In addition to the rising appetite for chicken, a Twitter battle helped call attention to the Popeyes chicken sandwich.
Popeyes' chicken sandwich to return in November
Popeyes' chicken sandwich will return to stores Nov. 3. In August, the Restaurant Brands International chain sold out of its new chicken sandwich in a little more than two weeks. Customers who wanted to compare the new sandwich to Chick-fil-A's classic chicken sandwich reported long lines inside restaurants and at the drive-thru. To prepare for consumer demand of the chicken sandwich, one Popeyes franchisee is planning on hiring 400 more employees, according to a Bloomberg report. Thanks to the launch of the sandwich, Popeyes had its best quarter in nearly two decades, reporting U.S. same-store sales growth of more than 10%.cnbc.com
Shares of Burger King's parent fall after Tim Hortons' performance disappoints
Tim Hortons' lackluster quarterly performance disappointed Restaurant Brands' investors on Monday, despite the success of Burger King's Impossible Whopper and Popeyes' chicken sandwich. While Popeyes and Burger King beat expectations, Tim Hortons, which accounts for roughly 60% of Restaurant Brands' total revenue, was once again the laggard of the three chains. The Canadian coffee chain's same-store sales declined by 1.4% during the quarter. Still, Restaurant Brands is confident that it can reignite Tims' domestic market through improved coffee, menu additions and digital engagement. Burger King reported its strongest quarterly same-store sales growth since 2015, thanks to its nationwide launch of the meatless Impossible Whopper in August.cnbc.com
Chicken sandwiches taking over America
The newspaper published the story with the headline, "Chicken sandwiches incite fast food war." Within the last year alone, it's served the Ultimate Chicken Sandwich, the Mighty Chicken Sandwich, a spicy BBQ chicken sandwich and the McChicken. It's unlikely that the brand war would have made such a huge impact if Americans weren't already interested in fried chicken sandwiches. "And so there were definitely a lot of fried chicken sandwiches coming out at that time. And as bespoke fried chicken sandwiches gained local fans, a small, quirky chain was chugging steadily along.
To deal with chicken sandwich mania, Popeyes to hire more staff
After chicken sandwich mania broke out at Popeyes, the fast-food chain is ready to bring back the popular item, but not without reinforcements. Sun Holdings, Inc., a company that operates around 150 Popeyes locations, will bring back the sold-out chicken sandwich in early November, according to Bloomberg. When the item made its debut in August, the popularity of the sandwich became a headache for Popeyes' employees because stores couldn't keep up with the demand. If you didn't get a chance to try the chicken sandwich, maybe this go-around you'll be waiting in a shorter line. Copyright 2019 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.
Foodies Can Now Get the Popeyes Chicken Sandwich as a Costume
The eagerly anticipated Popeyes chicken sandwich is about to return in a big way as the restaurant chain announced it is coming soon. But that's not the only way foodies can get a hold of the grub. But the anticipation is so intense for the item that there's even a Halloween costume called the "Sold Out Chicken Sandwich." The get up was sold by realtor Yandy and, like the chicken sandwich it is inspired by, the costume is sold out on their website. Popeyes sold an estimated 1,000 chicken sandwiches per store each day. The company has been working to get new chicken suppliers that will provide the specific cut of breast used for the sandwich.
McDonald's slides after JP Morgan analyst says chain's earnings seem 'softer' than expected
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This blob in the tropics isn't good for your weekend plans
I have bad news and good news for you about an area in the tropics -- more of a blob really -- that the News 6 weather team is watching closely and what it means for your weekend beach plans. In addition to dumping rain on the Bahamas, possibly hindering recovery efforts underway due to Hurricane Dorian, it's also expected to bring several inches to Central Florida this weekend. Here's the good news: The system is not expected to strengthen into a hurricane and most models do not include a path through Central Florida. SeaWorld's new Ice Breaker roller coaster will have the steepest beyond vertical drop in Florida and be the first multi-directional roller coaster. Popeyes is still out of its chicken sandwiches but in the meantime, it's allowing guests to bring in their own buns, order its three-piece tenders and make their own chicken sandwiches right there on the spot.
Popeyes chicken sandwich is officially sold out -- for now
Joe Raedle/Getty Images(CNN) - Well, if you didn't jump on the Popeyes chicken sandwich craze and wait in hour-long lines to sink your teeth into the fried chicken fillet on a brioche bun then you're too late. Popeyes is officially sold out -- for now. "As a result, Popeyes restaurants across the country are expected to sell out of the Chicken Sandwich by the end of this week," said the company in a statement. The war for who has the best chicken sandwich was ignited on Twitter earlier this month with Popeyes, Chick-fil-A and Wendy's all vying to be top dog. The demand for the Popeyes sandwich was so high that hour long lines were reported at some locations and even someone tried to sell the sandwich on eBay for $7,000.
The smell from the local Popeyes is making a Florida town 'unlivable'
click image Photo via Popeyes/FacebookThe jingle gets you every time, and according to residents in Stuart, Florida, so does the stank.West Palm news station WPTV reported that Stuart homeowners claim a nearby Popeyes location has been exuding such horribly strong smells that it has made the area unlivable.You mean fried chicken in this heat index doesn't smell amazing?According to a recent report, locals have been complaining of the "strong smell of chicken," which is so pungent that they cannot sit outside.If my wife and I are on the back patio and that wind is coming in our direction and the temperatures are the way they are now, we cant be out there on the back patio, a local told the news station.Because the complaints kept rolling in, Martin County made the owner of the fried chicken joint install an air cleaning system. As of right now, county officials are working with Popeyes owners to resolve the stank.Until then, looks like locals will need to plug their noses and smack that bona fide chicken until the temps drop in the fall months.Sitting outside in the summertime in Florida is overrated anyway, right?orlandoweekly.com