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Chicken? Lining Up For .99¢ Two Piece Fryers at Popeye's

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A sailor and a fry cook.

A sailor and a fry cook.

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 'œCajun Sparkle'.

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
Various Locations

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Stephen Torres - Threadbare-Fact Finder (Editor, San Francisco)

Stephen Torres - Threadbare-Fact Finder (Editor, San Francisco)

Stephen's early years were spent in a boxcar overlooking downtown Los Angeles. From there he moved around the state with his family before settling under the warm blanket of smog that covers suburban Southern California. Moving around led to his inability to stay in one place for very long, but San Francisco has been reeling him back in with its siren song since 1999.
By trade he pours booze, but likes to think he can write and does so occasionally for the SF Bay Guardian, Bold Italic and 7x7. He also likes to enjoy time spent in old eateries, bars and businesses that, by most standards, would have been condemned a long time ago.


  1. Laurel
    October 19, 2009 at 12:22 pm — Reply

    Popeye’s was THE place for fried chicken in LA where I lived for three years. They had an open buffet table for the side dishes in the Popeye’s in Gonzalez, LA, which was killer great! As a Popeye’s fan who didn’t know about this Tuesday special in SF – THANKS!

  2. Stephen Torres - Threadbare-Fact Finder (Editor, San Francisco)
    Stephen Torres - Threadbare-Fact Finder
    October 19, 2009 at 11:39 pm — Reply

    Pleasure to spread the word. Enjoy the greasy mayhem!

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