A brief, annotated guide to the “deals” on National Fast Food Day

Every day is a stinkin’ day now. Let’s pick a date at random: May 12. According to NationalToday.com, May 12 is National Limerick Day and World Migratory Bird Day. How about August 4? National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, National Mustard Day, and U.S. Coast Guard Birthday. Today is International Day For Tolerance,…

Popeye’s creates “12-hour drive-thru” that no one will ever use

Okay Popeye’s, you got me. I saw your press release introducing a “12-hour drive-thru,” and I was intrigued. I know that’s what you wanted, so congratulations. It worked. I clicked. I’m even writing about it. But I am doing so while acknowledging that this is a 100-percent, bona fide, through-to-its-core publicity…

Today, Popeye’s is selling $5 champagne-battered, gold-flaked chicken wings

Dear reader, do you live in New York City, New Orleans, Anaheim, or Elizabeth, New Jersey? If so, get thee to a Popeye’s. In celebration of the opening of the 3,000th Popeye’s location (the one in Elizabeth), the chain is selling a $5 Boneless Wing Bash meal with some very fancy wings inside. They were all…

Popeyes’ Cajun turkey is tastier than whatever you’re roasting this Thanksgiving

I just about fell out of my chair when a colleague suggested turkey meat tastes better than chicken. Taste is subjective, but still, the clean neutrality of chicken is more delicious (and versatile) than the gamey undertones you get with turkey. At the risk of heresy, I’m of the opinion Thanksgiving dinner is the…

Popeyes’ Cheddar Biscuit Butterfly Shrimp: a genius concept that misses its target

From the department of missed opportunities comes an idea from Popeyes that sounds like a weirdly appealing food mashup from your Facebook feed: a fry crust made with a cheddar-biscuit batter. Save your melodramatic gasps and proclamations that the apocalypse is nigh—this sounds like a most excellent idea. If only…

What fast food item was unfairly excluded from our top 10 list?

This week saw the launch of Supper Club, The A.V. Club’s new food section. Given the firestorm of debate that greeted food editor Kevin Pang’s list of the 10 best fast food items, we thought the following question only fair: