Popeyes Is Bringing Back This Beloved Holiday Menu Item

Joseph Neese
·2 mins read

Popeyes set the country ablaze last year when it started perhaps the greatest chicken sandwich war of all time against Chick-fil-A. In case you aren't aware, the beloved fast-food chain serves up a lot more than just its famous chicken.

That's right: Popeyes just revealed that it's bringing back its fan-favorite Cajun Style Turkeys for Thanksgiving. A holiday bird is one of the trickiest dishes to tackle for at-home chefs—no matter how much experience you may have in the kitchen. Thankfully, Popeyes is taking the hardest part of the most important meal off of your plate. And you're not above sleeping in on a holiday! (Popeyes isn't affected, but here are 9 Restaurant Chains That Closed Hundreds of Locations This Summer.)

Unlike a more traditional bird, Popeyes is serving up a cajun-inspired meal. The chain's turkeys are hand-rubbed and infused with zesty Louisiana-style seasonings. But best of all? They come pre-cooked, meaning all you have to do is the following: heat, serve, and enjoy.

If you're interested in ordering a bird or two (depending on the size of your family), all you have to do is call or visit a participating location in person to place a pre-order. As with last year, the turkeys will start at $39.99. I don't know about you, but considering how much time and energy goes into cooking a perfect one at home, this seems like a steal!

The return of the Cajun Style Turkeys comes on the heals of lots of good news for Popeyes. Unlike some of its peers, which have closed hundreds of locations amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Popeyes' same-store sales rose nearly 20% in the U.S. last quarter, according to Restaurant Business. The Louisiana-founded chain also recently confirmed to Food Beast that it was testing a New Orleans favorite in its kitchens: beignets. Since they're stuffed with chocolate and topped with powdered sugar, however, they're definitely not as diet-conscious as turkey. (Wondering what fast foods are healthy? Try one of these 20 Surprisingly Healthy Fast Food Orders.)

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