I Have Had It With Popeye’s.
Fracas Over Popeye’s Fried Chicken Price
MINNEAPOLIS – Hundreds of customers were angry to find the Popeye’s on Lake Street in Minneapolis was not offering a national promotion. For Earth Day, Popeye’s was offering eight fried chicken pieces for $4.99 — a special well-advertised on TV in Minneapolis.
But homemade signs on the door at the Popeye’s on Lake Street said it wasn’t honoring the nationally advertised special. Instead, they were offering nine pieces for $9.99. The line for Popeye’s was out the door Wednesday afternoon and early evening. A half-dozen Minneapolis police officer showed up to settle the crowd down.
The Lake Street Popeye’s is the only Popeye’s in the state of Minnesota. Customers said it’s not the first time the franchise has refused to honor a nationally advertised special.
h/t Aliya S. King
Thembi Says: Lookyhere, I told you Negroes NOT to go to Popeye’s because of that whole Annie The Chicken Queen nonsense. Is cheap fried chicken so hard to resist that we should be putting aside our pride and patronizing an establishment that is so comfortable using blatant stereotypes in its advertising? Ok, even if you didn’t get the memo, what in the name of Lawry’s Seasoning Salt has you poppin’ off riots over a $4 savings on some chicken? Are y’all for real? I’m mad at the woman in the video who proudly declared that they’d go to KFC instead, and even madder at the brother who took a cab from another town just to get it in on some Popeye’s. You people should be ashamed of yourselves! And not so fast, white establishment, because I’m mad at you too. I don’t know if the reporting on this story is blatantly trying to capture black fried chicken frenzy or what, but I did a little research and Minneapolis ain’t but 17% percent black, so whycome everyone in the news report is black except for that lone white meth head in the wife beater who clearly has nothing better to do than stand there and complain alongside all them colored folk? Is it just me or did the reporter watch the movie Milk one too many times? He’s egging everyone on as if he’s about to hop on a soapbox and lead the movement for accurately advertised chicken. And Popeye’s I could never forget you: what kind of malarkey is an Earth Day chicken promotion? There are dozens of reasons to put on a sale but frying up meat when eating less helps to save energy, all the while doling it out with plastic bags and cutlery is the exact opposite of Earth friendly behavior.
On another note, check out this news item from Rochester, New York. I’m suspicious about the reporting in this one because in this case there are just too many black people getting camera time for it to be realistic!
I can’t believe I am a grown black woman living in the age of Obama and I have to deal with news items like these.