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A Guy Just Died in Fight Over a Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

Altercation started in line at Maryland restaurant

(Newser) - Popeyes' wildly popular chicken sandwich has returned—and a fight over it cost a man his life Monday night. Police say the victim was fatally stabbed after an altercation that began when a man cut in front of somebody else in a line for the sandwiches at a Popeyes in... More »

Another Crazy Story About Popeyes Chicken Sandwiches

Police in Houston say customer pulled a gun when restaurant ran out

(Newser) - Police say a man pulled a gun at a Popeyes restaurant in Houston after being told they were out of chicken sandwiches. Houston police Lt. Larry Crowson says officers were called to the restaurant Monday night after a group of people tried to order a chicken sandwich, per the AP... More »

Teen Turns Fast-Food Line Into an Opportunity

David Ledbetter registered 16 people to vote as they waited at Popeyes

(Newser) - When Popeyes added a fried chicken sandwich to its menu recently, one North Carolina teen made his way there ... and registered voters. As WCNC reports, David Ledbetter, who at 17 is not yet old enough to vote himself, wanted to get others involved after noticing "a lack of young... More »

Bill Maher 'Chicken' Dig Triggers New Accusations

The 'Real Time' host cracks a joke with GOP lawmaker Will Hurd

(Newser) - Bill Maher uncorked a spontaneous remark Friday that some are taking as racist—not the first time his "I'm-cool-enough-to-joke-about-racial-stereotypes" humor has sparked such an accusation, says Deadline . The Real Time With Bill Maher host was interviewing GOP Congressman Will Hurd from Texas when an exchange about the Republican... More »

Cops: Man Dies After Punch to Face in Popeyes Parking Lot

Police say suspect, victim were in fight over beer

(Newser) - Authorities say a man punched in the face during an argument over beer has died after the fight outside a Florida restaurant, the AP reports. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports 34-year-old James R. Allen faces a second-degree murder charge stemming from the incident Oct. 20 in the parking lot of... More »

Restaurant Caught Serving Popeyes Chicken

But owner of Sweet Dixie Kitchen doesn't see anything wrong with that

(Newser) - A California restaurant owner admits she's been serving Popeyes chicken to customers for the past two months, Fox News reports. In a one-star Yelp review posted Oct. 7, Tyler Hiebert sat down at Sweet Dixie Kitchen in Long Beach only to see employees carry two boxes of Popeyes chicken... More »

Internet Doesn't Approve of Popeyes' Cookie-Coated Chicken

Kids, on the other hand...

(Newser) - "I'm not saying this is the best chicken I've ever had, but it's probably in the top five," one 10-year-old tells Delish . The chicken-loving kid was testing a brand new, possibly over-the-top food invention from Popeyes: fried chicken strips breaded with crumbled shortbread cookies. The... More »

Burger King Owner Buys Popeyes for More Than $1.6B

Restaurant Brands also owns Tim Hortons

(Newser) - Doughnuts, hamburgers, and as of Tuesday … chicken. That's what's now on the menu for Restaurant Brands International, the owner of Burger King and Tim Hortons that just raided the fast-food henhouse to buy the Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen chain for nearly $1.65 billion, per the Wall Street ... More »

Lawyer Forced to Eat Chicken With Hands Sues

Paul Newton Jr. says lack of knife made him choke

(Newser) - A lawyer in Gulfport, Miss., says he choked on a piece of chicken and it's all Popeyes fault. Paul Newton Jr. says he was served a plastic spork, rather than a knife, with his chicken meal at a Popeyes drive-thru on Nov. 1, 2015, and was therefore forced to... More »

Popeyes Applicant Nabs a Robber—and a Job

Devin Washington helped pin thief to the floor

(Newser) - Devin Washington's job interview on Saturday couldn't have gone better—or worse, really. While interviewing with a manager at a Popeyes in New Orleans around 1pm, the 18-year-old applicant witnessed a man grab cash from a register as a clerk was giving him change, reports WDSU . The manager... More »

Lawyer: Fired Popeyes Manager Seeking $5.5M

Marissa Holcomb deserves damages for robbery aftermath, attorney says

(Newser) - Marissa Holcomb did get her job back after Popeyes fired her for not reimbursing the fast-food restaurant for cash taken during a robbery, but that's not all the pregnant employee may get. She's seeking $5.5 million in damages for emotional distress, per a letter attorney Marc Bozeman... More »

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