A Popeye’s opened in the area so my boyfriend and I decided to grab dinner from there last week.
I had Popeye’s when I went to Florida about 5 years ago and thought at the time it was alright – rather salty, but then again I am very sensitive to salt (because I don’t use a whole lot of it – if any). Before I even mentioned going there I checked out their website and saw they had a new Louisiana Leaux line which offers a healthier, baked variety of chicken so I decided I’d try that out.
For myself – I ordered the Naked Tenders Combo. The meal came with 3 naked tenders, a side of green beans, a French baguette roll and a drink. I will say the green beans were the most REPULSIVE thing. They smelled horrible; I took one teeny little bite and threw them right into the garbage. I’m not sure if that’s how they always are, or if it was a really bad batch, but yeck! The naked tenders were pretty decent – Cajun seasoned and the roll was good – so I made a little sandwich out of it. Weight Watchers PointsPlus wise the chicken (according to the WW stats) was 3 Points Plus. The green beans would have been 1 but I threw them out and the baguette I guestimated to be 5 Points Plus.
My boyfriend ordered the 5-piece Mild Chicken Tenders combo meal which came with a side of his choice , a biscuit and a fountain drink. He ordered the coleslaw (which I have to say was pretty decent, worth the points WW wise if you’re a coleslaw fan). He said the chicken was alright but he’d probably rather nuggets for less batter.
Overall the food was decent. I would go back if I was in the mood for a low-point protein based meal … but I wouldn’t run right back. When I do I’ll probably try the Naked Po Boy (9 PPV’s) and see what that’s cracked up to be!
Have you ever eaten at Popeye’s? If so, what’s your favorite thing to order?