Fried chicken doesn’t come easily in Boston, and that often means making it myself (HA!) or fooling some friend with a car into driving me to the outer suburbs to random chicken shacks to get my fix. Popeyes now has me wanting to fly Spirit down to Texas both to laud it for out-Kardashian-ing the Kardashians in the publicity stunt department AND to get my hands on some crispy chicken. The Takeout is reporting Popeye’s is creating a 12-hour drive-thru that requires you to order in Texas and pick up your food in New Orleans just to prove they actually marinate their chicken for half a day before they fry it. Who’s up to recreate Crossroads in the name of golden poultry, y’all?!
If you happen to drive through Fort Stockton, Texas, and see a random-ass Popeye’s ordering sign, it’s not just random. Popeye’s built the thing and – for one day only – will let you order chicken and then pick it up (on the house) in New Orleans. You have to order during a 24-hour period from November 9th to the 10th and then hoof it to the Big Easy, but let’s be real: we’ve all done a lot more for a lot less. Those who make the drive are also eligible to win an entire year’s worth of chicken, which honestly has me getting quotes on how much it costs to get a one-way Avis rental from Fort Stockton to Bourbon Street. Now, some naysayers think it isn’t worth it since you’d spend nearly $60 in gas for a free meal that’s only worth about $10. PSHAW, I say! At least you can pair this publicity chicken with a daiquiri and strippers around the corner on Bourbon Street. That’s way more than those goody goodies at Chick-fil-A can offer with their own stunt queen shit!