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BitBuster
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Lafayette
Member since Dec 2017
1187 posts

What's the problem at Popeyes?
I've never worked in the restaurant industry, or in fast food. The people working at Popeyes always seem to be the most miserable people in fast food. Why is that? Are the working conditions at a Popeyes that much worse than a Wendys?

Is it the menu? They always seem to be out of whatever flavor chicken I want, and I have to pull forward. Is that the problem? Why not go all in for a middle of the road spicy/mild mix and throw the seasoning packets in each bag for those who want it extra spicy.

Should they take shrimp and fish off the menu to simplify their offerings and take some load off the cooks?

What are they doing wrong inside the restaurant or corporate culture? Their food is great, I'm not knocking the food. The whole Popeye's experience is miserable, though. If they had half the customer service as CF'A they'd be the number 1 chicken joint in the world by a mile.


mxs1998
New Orleans Saints Fan
Parts Unknown
Member since Nov 2005
716 posts

re: What's the problem at Popeyes?
Pull up baby, we waiting on spicy.


LSUlefty
LSU Fan
Youngsville, LA
Member since Dec 2007
23418 posts

re: What's the problem at Popeyes?
BK is worse


mxs1998
New Orleans Saints Fan
Parts Unknown
Member since Nov 2005
716 posts

re: What's the problem at Popeyes?
I understand where you're coming from though. I've told people before that the worst part about eating Popeyes is that you actually have to go to a Popeyes to get it.


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moontigr
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re: What's the problem at Popeyes?
The employees will work to the standards management places before them. Popeyes has very low standards.


bnb9433
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re: What's the problem at Popeyes?
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Pull up baby, we waiting on spicy.




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The Spleen
Alabama Fan
Member since Dec 2010
34582 posts

re: What's the problem at Popeyes?
I'm guessing it's their pay schedule. Generally with employees, you get what you pay for.

Burger King is the same way.


Mouth
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Jan 2008
19115 posts

re: What's the problem at Popeyes?
management.

if the person in charge isn't willing to get their hands dirty and hold people accountable, then you get what you always see at popeyes.

their reputation for doing whatever they want bc they know people are going to tolerate it for their delicious chicken is troublesome.

can you imagine how much money they're leaving on the table bc they're lazy? I would love some popeyes chicken from time to time, but I refuse to go.


LSUcdro
USA Fan
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Member since Sep 2009
10398 posts

re: What's the problem at Popeyes?
Can you imagine of Popeyes had CFA type customer service?

Place would be unstoppable


moontigr
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Member since Nov 2020
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re: What's the problem at Popeyes?
I worked at Pizza Hit for many years, and all of us were making minimum wage or very close to it, and things were fast, friendly, and efficient… then PH franchised it out to Lundy Enterprises, and they made many of their own hires, and it went to shite. Hmmm


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The Spleen
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Member since Dec 2010
34582 posts

re: What's the problem at Popeyes?
I've come to appreciate the mediocre service at Popeye's. It adds a little charm to the experience.

Though a recent trip there I had to wait about 10 minutes for dat spicy, and when I got my food it wasn't dat spicy. Yes, they cooked a whole batch of regular thinking it was spicy. I just laughed and ate my regular and chalked it up to part of the Popeye's experience.


Btrtigerfan
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BigDropper
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Member since Jul 2009
5683 posts

re: What's the problem at Popeyes?
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What's the problem at Popeyes?

quote:

The people working at Popeyes always seem to be the most miserable people

this, for starters...


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ThuperThumpin
Member since Dec 2013
3764 posts

re: What's the problem at Popeyes?
I visit the Popeyes in Jena Louisiana a few times a year. Its run by a different demographic than what is typical in the South. Its amazing.


SportsGuyNOLA
LSU Fan
New Orleans, LA
Member since May 2014
7110 posts

re: What's the problem at Popeyes?
Popeyes food sucks.

But their employees are the reason I don’t go there anymore.


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Lester Earl
Baylor Fan
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Member since Nov 2003
258965 posts

re: What's the problem at Popeyes?
Popeyes isn’t fast food. So id probably start there


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BigDropper
LSU Fan
Member since Jul 2009
5683 posts

re: What's the problem at Popeyes?
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Burger King is the same way

Interestingly, both the Popeye's brand and BK are owned by the same holding company, Restaurant Brand International...


shawnlsu
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2011
20912 posts

re: What's the problem at Popeyes?
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BK is worse

Same company now, I think.
ETA: Should have read further down.
This post was edited on 6/9 at 12:56 pm


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TheZaba
Charlotte Fan
NC
Member since Oct 2008
5812 posts

re: What's the problem at Popeyes?
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Why not go all in for a middle of the road spicy/mild mix and throw the seasoning packets in each bag for those who want it extra spicy.
You need to calm down


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hubertcumberdale
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2009
2969 posts

re: What's the problem at Popeyes?
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I visit the Popeyes in Jena Louisiana a few times a year.


RIP Burger Barn. Gone, but not forgotten.





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