I loved the Popeyes Chicken Sandwich.
I’m a loyal Chick-fil-A customer though. We ate breakfast there this morning after dropping our son off at school. If I may echo Richard Spencer, the Chick-fil-A dine in experience is like the last stand of implicit White Southern evangelical Protestant identity.
“KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The videos of mind-numbing first bites and long lines, the celebratory memes and fawning reviews: The return of the Popeyes chicken sandwich on Sunday has met with the same social-media frenzy that first greeted it last summer.
But embedded in many of the catchy memes and witty messages is not just an affection for spicy seasoning and crisp breading. There’s also a sentiment that Popeyes has struck a special chord for African-Americans and anybody who grew up eating black soul food — specifically, that its celebrated sandwich tastes like something that could have come from a black home kitchen.
One Twitter user, @RocBoy_Mel, wrote Sunday that he did not know whose “grandma” made the sandwiches, “but I finally got my hands on one today and I was very impressed.”
Reactions like that are no accident: Popeyes has aggressively marketed itself to African-Americans, and many of its restaurants are in black communities. …”
As for the Popeyes dine in experience, it has struck a special chord in the African-American community. In spite of what you have heard about race, no one will ever confuse Popeyes with Chick-fil-A. We pretend not to know the truth about these things in public but we do.
Note: Reviewbrah compares the Popeyes Chicken Sandwich to four competitors: Wendy’s, Culver’s, Chick-fil-A and Burger King.