NZ's first Popeyes Chicken spot finally has an opening date so get ready for a new smoko feed
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NZ's first Popeyes Chicken spot finally has an opening date so get ready for a new smoko feed

reeks of a sick day.

UPDATE: We now know Popeyes will be opening up in Takanini, Auckland At 10 AM on Monday, the 29th of April and we are stoked. A massive crowd of hungry JAFAs is expected at 106 Great South Road to be the first to try out the famous fast food. 

They'll be handing out prizes to punters and there will be some menu items that will only be on offer for the first week. 

If you didn’t know, they specialise in Louisiana-style fried chicken, which means they marinate their chicken in a mixture of spices and seasonings for 12 hours (and they love their cajun). Popeyes also serve biscuits (which are more like scones than cookies), mac and cheese and seafood, but it’s currently unknown how much of their US menu will carry over to the NZ one. 

In 2019, their Chicken Sandwich went extremely viral because it was apparently fkn unreal. All it contains is fried chicken, pickles and mayonnaise or spicy Cajun spread between brioche buns. 

Sharn Phillips, Popeyes New Zealand’s Head of Marketing, says it will be available once they open up here. 

“The Chicken Sandwich that broke the internet will finally be ready for Kiwis to try themselves. Our vision is to bring the heart and soul of our world-renowned recipes to Kiwis, through passionate teams and tasty food.”

James McLauchlan, Popeyes New Zealand’s General Manager, says construction of the Takanini spot is well underway, they’re looking to hire some staff, and they just can’t wait to open up. 

I will 100% be trying it out because I can’t get enough of chicken burgers (who knows why they call it a sandwich?). However, they do have their work cut out for them as, according to our very own Bell-horn, Subway has by far the best fast food meal in the country.

Kiwis also can't get enough of KFC, so Popeyes will have to come out HOT if they want to take the fried chicken crown.