Fried chicken is the dish that nearly everybody has enjoyed and it’s an American cuisine staple with hundreds of versions, from plain fried chicken to sauce-smothered fried chicken. With dozens of fried chicken-centric restaurants in the United States, it’s also the easiest to enjoy, thanks to its accessibility and affordability. Popeyes prices are comparable to that of the other fried chicken fast food restaurants.
Of the dozens of fried chicken fast-food restaurants, the Popeyes brand is definitely among the most recognizable because of its all-too-delicious fried chicken. Every Popeyes restaurant has its loyal patrons who just can’t get enough of its signature dish.
Below are the latest Popeyes menu prices.
|Spicy Chicken Sandwich Combo||$8.15|
|Classic Chicken Sandwich Combo||$8.15|
|¼ Pound Popcorn Shrimp Dinner*||$7.87|
|Popcorn Shrimp Dinner||$7.53|
|Popcorn Shrmp Dinner||$7.20|
Limited Time Offers
|Buttermilk Biscuit Shrimp Combo||$8.57|
|Red Velvet Cake Cup||$2.98|
|Bourbon Fudge Pie||$2.58|
|Strawberry Cheesecake Pie||$1.68|
|Blueberry Cream Cheese Pie||$1.51|
|Butterfly Shrimp Surf and Turf Tackle Box Combo||$8.41|
Limited Time Offer
|Wild Honey Mustard Boneless Wings 7 Pc Combo||$8.42|
|Wild Honey Mustard Boneless Wings 10 Pc Combo||$10.04|
|2pc Chicken Combo||$8.22|
|3pc Handcrafted Tender Combo||$8.75|
|5pc Handcrafted Tender Combo||$10.74|
|3pc Chicken Combo||$9.37|
|2pc Chicken Dinner||$7.24|
|3pc Handcrafted Tender Dinner||$7.80|
|3pc Chicken Dinner||$8.40|
|5pc Handcrafted Tender Dinner||$9.68|
Chicken Family Meals
|8pc Chicken Meal, 1 Large Side, 4 Biscuits||$21.59|
|8pc Tenders Meal, 1 Large Side, 4 Biscuits||$21.62|
|12pc Chicken Meal, 2 Large Sides, 6 Biscuits||$30.91|
|12pc Tenders Meal, 2 Large Sides, 6 Biscuits||$30.88|
|16pc Chicken Meal, 3 Large Sides, 8 Biscuits||$39.84|
|16pc Tenders Meal, 3 Large Sides, 8 Biscuits||$39.66|
Chicken Family Boxes
|8pc Mixed Chicken Only||$15.81|
|8pc Handcrafted Tenders Only||$15.81|
|12pc Mixed Chicken Only||$21.67|
|12 Handcrafted Tenders Only||$21.82|
|16pc Mixed Chicken Only||$27.28|
|16pc Handcrafted Tenders Only||$27.24|
|20pc Mixed Chicken Only||$32.91|
|20pc Handcrafted Tenders Only||$33.00|
|Red Beans and Rice||$2.66|
|Reg Red Beans and Rice||$2.62|
|Mashed Potatoes with Cajun Gravy||$2.67|
|Reg Mashed Potatoes with Cajun Gravy||$2.62|
|Large Mashed Potatoes with Cajun Gravy||$4.91|
|Large Red Beans and Rice||$4.90|
|Reg Cajun Fries||$2.62|
|Large Cajun Fries||$4.90|
|Large Cajun Rice||$4.90|
|Reg Cajun Rice||$2.62|
|Large Green Beans||$4.89|
|Reg Green Beans||$2.62|
|½ Gallon and Gallon||$3.45|
|Cinnamon Apple Pie||$1.35|
|Red Velvet Cake||$3.01|
On June 12, 1972, Al Copeland opened the first Popeyes restaurant in Arabi, Louisiana; then, it was called Chicken on the Run, a restaurant that Copeland envisioned would be a solid competitor against Colonel Sanders-founded Kentucky Fried Chicken. After several months, however, the restaurant closed due to slow sales.
Copeland opened another restaurant called Popeyes Mighty Good Chicken that he subsequently renamed as Popeyes Famous Fried Chicken in 1975. Other names by which Popeyes was known include Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits and Popeyes Famous Fried Chicken & Biscuits.
The American multinational chain is currently known as Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. It’s a subsidiary of Restaurants Brands International, a Toronto-based company with various restaurant brands in its portfolio.
As of 2018, the chain has more than 3,100 restaurants in the United States and in 30 countries worldwide. Most of the Popeyes restaurants are franchised with only about 30 restaurants being company-owned.
What They’re Famous For
Popeyes is best known for its fried chicken available in mild and spicy flavors. The menu also features several sides (e.g., rice and red beans, a Louisiana favorite), mashed potatoes, and Cajun rice and Cajun fries. There are Southern staples, too, such as jambalaya and po’boy sandwiches, which most locations offer especially in areas with a strong Popeyes following.
Why Eat Here
Popeyes may be a fast-food restaurant chain offering many fast-food staples, particularly fried chicken, but its culinary roots stretch back more than 300 years! Indeed, it takes pride in giving Louisiana Creole cooking wider exposure across the world and it’s a thrust that makes its stand out from its competition.
Louisiana Creole cuisine, by the way, blends several international cuisines to create distinctive dishes that aren’t found in other areas of the United States. The cuisine’s influences come from French, Spanish, Amerindian, West African, and Haitian cuisines with strong contributions from German and Italian cooking styles. The Cajun and Creole dishes are known for their complex flavors, spicy tastes, and colourful presentation, too.
The bottom line: You likely won’t find bland food at Popeyes! Prepare your taste buds for an explosive dining experience even when you’re munching on apparently ordinary fried chicken dishes. Popeyes likes to surprise and we love it!
Of course, the fried chicken is the main reason people flock to Popeyes on a regular basis. This isn’t your regular fast-food fried chicken because every piece has been marinated in Popeyes’ signature marinade for 12 hours or more. Every piece is then battered and breaded before being deep-fried.
The result: The fried chicken’s bold and bright flavors seep from its crunchy and crispy skin to its succulent, juicy ad tender meat! There’s no blandness whatsoever to it so much so that it can become quite addictive.
Popeyes offers two versions of its famous fried chicken. First, the Spicy fried chicken has a spicier flavor, thanks to its Cajun-inspired spicy chicken marinade, which makes it a favorite among Louisiana Creole cooking fans. Second, the Mild fried chicken appeals to people who crave the crispy dish but don’t have the spice tolerance.
Both fried chicken dishes are best enjoyed with one – or more, if you’re really hungry – of Popeyes side and a buttery biscuit. With the trio, you will feel full and energized for the day’s activities, too, not to mention that one of life’s greatest pleasures is to enjoy delicious food whenever you can.
Rice being a Louisiana staple – or at least, it’s a staple in Cajun and Creole cuisine – it’s also available in several of Popeyes’ dishes. The Cajun Rice Platter is a great choice since it contains carbs, proteins and fat, the trio of macronutrients needed by the body every day, and it’s as delectable as rice dishes go. The plate already contains Cajun rice – or cooked rice seasoned well with spices and topped with corn and diced bell peppers – and a single piece of hot Cajun fried chicken.
The fried chicken menu also features mild tenders and Cajun pepper nuggets; the latter has been marinated in a spicy mix of habanero and cayenne peppers.
We highly recommend the Cajun fish, a whole fillet white fish cooked in Cajun style; the calamari, a plate of squid rings seasoned with spices; and Creole Burger, which consists of spice-marinated fried chicken served on a bed of bun, lettuce and tomato and drizzled with creamy Creole sauce. We love it, too, that Popeyes restaurant staff members are always friendly, helpful and accommodating, especially toward parents with kids in tow and the elderly. The restaurants are cozy, too, without feeling claustrophobic.
To learn more about Popeyes or to find a location near you, visit their website at popeyes.com.