Popeyes brings Cajun-style turkey back for Thanksgiving

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This year’s turkey day just got a little spicier. 

Popeyes is reportedly bringing back its Cajun-style turkey for Thanksgiving 2020.

The turkey is hand-rubbed with “zesty” Cajun spices, according to Thrillist.

It’s pre-cooked, so fans just have to heat it up when it’s time for their holiday meal.

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To pre-order one of Popeyes’ $39.99 turkeys, customers just have to call or visit their local participating location before they sell out, Thrillist said. 

Several people on social media were surprised to learn that Popeyes — known for its chicken — sells a Thanksgiving turkey. 

“im sorry did i just see a commercial stating you can get your thanksgiving turkey from … POPEYES?” one Twitter user wrote.

Another called it “nuts.”

Others were intrigued enough to want to try the fast-food chain’s spicy bird.

“Just made an executive decision. I’m ordering that turkey from Popeyes,” one person said.

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Despite some people’s surprise, the chain has been selling its Cajun turkey for years, at least before 2012, according to a previous press release from the company. 

According to that release, the turkeys are between 9 and 11 pounds and are flash-fried to give them a crispy coating. 

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This year has been a success for Popeyes, with the company seeing a 19.7% increase in same-store sales. According to recent reports, that’s a continuation of the growth that Popeyes saw last year after it introduced its now-famous chicken sandwich. 

Popeyes is selling its Cajun-style Thanksgiving turkey again this year, for just $34.99, according to recent reports. (iStock)

Popeyes is selling its Cajun-style Thanksgiving turkey again this year, for just $34.99, according to recent reports. (iStock)

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However, Popeyes’ sister companies have not done as well this year. 

Tim Hortons and Burger King — which, like Popeyes, are owned by Restaurant Brands International — saw declines in same-store sales in the third quarter.

Burger King saw a 3.2 percent decline in same-store sales, while Canada-based Tim Hortons saw a 13.7 percent dip.

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Published at Sat, 17 Oct 2020 18:13:25 +0000–Popeyes brings Cajun-style turkey back for Thanksgiving

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