I can’t quite attest to the quality of Popeye’s, as that when I have that fast food fried chicken itch to scratch, I generally pay a visit to the colonel.
I have noticed, however that Popeye’s fans are ardent in their loyalty to the one-eyed mariner’s chicken shack, extolling the crispness of the skin or salivating over something called â€œCajun Sparkleâ€.
If you belong to this demographic than you probably already know about the weekly mass hysteria that takes place every Tuesday. That’s when every Popeye’s becomes a feeding frenzy while they offer their two pieces (leg and thigh) of chicken for .99¢ deal.
People lose their minds over this thing- jumping off the 24 Divisadero when they realize it’s that special day.
If you’re into it make sure you get their early in the day, as that the line can go around the block and speedy service seems not be their forte. I imagine they also probably run out pretty quick and they have a four order limit.
Word on the street is that the Inner Mission location is a more consistent choice as that reviews for other locations are peppered with anger and disillusionment. I dunno, when it comes to restaurants of this caliber, I think you pretty much know what you’re signing up for. Enjoy!
Popeye’s Chicken and Biscuits