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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:11 am 
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"A Louisiana Expert Reveals The Only Meal You Should Actually Eat At Popeye's"
https://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/ ... li=BBnb7Kz

Gratuitous clickbait. But such poor clickbait that the headline doesn't even match the story, which goes a completely different direction.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:17 am 
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No onion rings at Popeyes up here. Why not, I ask, why not!!!?!?! :cry:

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:22 pm 
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We had a Popeye's open here in Kingsport about two years ago; unfortunately, closed a couple of months ago. No Onion rings, that I recall.

Now the two closest are in Johnson City (Outlaw probably is on a first-name basis with them :wink: ) and Sevierville, Tennessee.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:33 pm 
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Pretty confident onion rings are louisiana exclusive. i know they used to be

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:05 pm 
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WaveProf wrote:
Pretty confident onion rings are louisiana exclusive. i know they used to be


There are corperate owned Popeyes and franchised Popeyes. They offer different menus and I also find the corperate owned ones are better run and offer more.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:38 pm 
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WaveProf wrote:
Pretty confident onion rings are louisiana exclusive. i know they used to be


Which is silly. You'd understand cajun rice or even red beans, maybe. But onion rings, which are on every menu of every non-white-table cloth restaurant in the US, but not at Popeyes outside Louisiana?

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Back in the day, my favorite Popeye's meal was chicken tacos and onion rings.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:14 am 
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TU77CAL82 wrote:
Back in the day, my favorite Popeye's meal was chicken tacos and onion rings.


Only Super Popeyes on Vets had the tacos, right? They were excellent.

Super Popeyes may have been one of the most under the radar great places to get a quick, solid meal ever. I never understood why Al didn't expand on the concept.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:20 am 
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doncecco wrote:
Only Super Popeyes on Vets had the tacos, right?


I got them at the store on St. Claude. (I'm not sure if it's even still there.) I think that I got them on Carrollton as well. We're talking about a long time ago though.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:16 pm 
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WaveProf wrote:
Pretty confident onion rings are louisiana exclusive. i know they used to be


I can confidently tell you that you are wrong... they have onion rings in Charlotte and they are freakin' awesome.. they drop them when you order so they are always hot.. my favorite kind of O rings too.. with the flaky flour batter, no bread crumbs

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:20 pm 
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Ill have to do an onion rings recon here in Ocean City, MD’s Popeye’s.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:37 am 
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Johnny Mac wrote:
WaveProf wrote:
Pretty confident onion rings are louisiana exclusive. i know they used to be


I can confidently tell you that you are wrong... they have onion rings in Charlotte and they are freakin' awesome.. they drop them when you order so they are always hot.. my favorite kind of O rings too.. with the flaky flour batter, no bread crumbs

The fact that they're always made to order is a key part of their awesomeness (which is both real and substantial).


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:02 am 
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PSA: A member of my mardi gras krewe owns a couple of popeyes. I just emailed him and he said that they lifted the restriction on selling onion rings out of state about 5 or 6 years ago, but that he thinks they are still "less common" out of state

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:13 pm 
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WaveProf wrote:
PSA: A member of my mardi gras krewe owns a couple of popeyes. I just emailed him and he said that they lifted the restriction on selling onion rings out of state about 5 or 6 years ago, but that he thinks they are still "less common" out of state


I am fully in favor of that restriction being lifted.. my daughter even loves their O rings. We both get the $5 box.. she gets double O rings and I get O rings and RB&R. The closest Popeye's in Charlotte is down the road from the hockey rink we play at.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:19 pm 
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They stopped making the good onion rings a few years ago for two reasons: 1-(the biggest factor, at least for the ones in the Lake Charles area*) is that the onion rings take time to prep (even the new prebattered ones). Individual stores are graded on ticket times. Because onion rings often added a couple minutes to orders, stores were getting bad scores for taking too long from order time to time the food was served.

2- the original rings were hand battered at each location. In an attempt to cut costs, managers/owners got rid of the onion ring batterers that they had to pay to batter the rings.

*I audit the 401k plan of a company that owns several Popeyes and Church's in the LC area. Their locations (at least not all of them if any) don't serve onion rings but they keep some at a couple locations for the owners to enjoy!

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:00 pm 
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waverider wrote:
They stopped making the good onion rings a few years ago for two reasons: 1-(the biggest factor, at least for the ones in the Lake Charles area*) is that the onion rings take time to prep (even the new prebattered ones). Individual stores are graded on ticket times. Because onion rings often added a couple minutes to orders, stores were getting bad scores for taking too long from order time to time the food was served.

2- the original rings were hand battered at each location. In an attempt to cut costs, managers/owners got rid of the onion ring batterers that they had to pay to batter the rings.

*I audit the 401k plan of a company that owns several Popeyes and Church's in the LC area. Their locations (at least not all of them if any) don't serve onion rings but they keep some at a couple locations for the owners to enjoy!


we went there last week and the kid said "onion rings are going to take a few minutes" to let us know if we wanted to change our order... I said "no problem" pulled into a parking spot and waited three minutes

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:38 pm 
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Too bad about very few locations serving the spicy battered fried onion rings any more. They were sublime when first introduced 40+ years ago. Awesomely unique.


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