Before I recently visited a local Popeyes and had their Handcrafted Tenders for lunch, I had never eaten at Popeyes. Chicken fast food has never been my favorite, and there have never been a lot of Popeyes in the areas of Northern California that Iíve lived. Theyíre not on every other corner like many other fast food restaurants are. Too bad, because Iíve really been missing out. The Handcrafted Tenders I ate were one of the best fast food items Iíd ever eaten. They were better than chicken tenders Iíve had at casual dining restaurants. Letís start with the most important part Ė the chicken. It was, cooked perfectly, juicy, and delicious. Iím not a chicken expert, but to me the meat appeared to be high quality. I got the ďspicyĒ version of the tenders. Apparently, the chicken was marinated in spices before being battered and fried. It wasnít nearly as spicy as I was hoping it would be, but it tasted great nonetheless. Iím not sure what the tenders are breaded with, but they have a very crispy, flaky exterior that I really like. Popeyes obviously knows something about chicken and about making tasty fast food. Itís a shame that there arenít more Popeyes around because I would sure like to eat there more often. Tip to Popeyes: put ďextra spicyĒ Handcrafted Tenders, with some real heat, on your menu to further differentiate your product from the competition.
Phoood rating:Posted by Jim on September 21, 2012