Popeyes has made headlines for their inadequate service. Whether it’s a supposed rat instead of chicken served at ridiculous wait times for orders, Popeyes is in hot water. This time, a man went viral on TikTok after revealing his Popeyes chicken tender order had “no chicken.”
The video was uploaded by user Justin Chopelas (@justinchopelas), who primarily creates Food Review content for his 55,000 followers. In this video, Chopelas gives an overview of his latest order from Popeyes.
In the clip, he opens the box to reveal a disappointing meal.
“I spent $16 on a five-car tender at Popeyes, and these are the tenders they gave me,” he says, picking up a puny “tender” that looked thin and crusty, an object someone in the comments labeled as “Skin tender” referred to .”
To add insult to injury, his cookie is rock hard, and he demonstrated this by dropping it on the table and seeing it bounce off.
Chopelas expressed his disgust in the caption, writing, “This is the worst fast food review yet!”
@justinchopelas This is the worst fast food review yet! @Popeyes #fyp #popeyes #fastfood #viral ♬ Original sound – JustinChopelas
The video was viewed 1.5 million times as of Sunday, as viewers suggested ideas for what Chopelas should do with his food.
“Send that to the company,” one viewer suggested.
“It’s definitely just that one place but yes you should definitely come back and speak to the manager. Cz that’s not right,” suggested a second.
“Give it back!” a third pressed.
Another said: “That’s why you check your food before you go.”
Others shared their less than pleasant experiences with the chicken chain’s food service.
“Once I got 2 spicy chicken sandwiches. and it gave me painful explosive diarrhea for 2 days. I’ve been thinking about the ER,” one person shared.
“I broke a piece of my tooth on Popeyes popcorn shrimp a few months ago,” wrote a second.
“I have a feeling bro you’ve been waiting 20 minutes in the drive-through for an oil-soaked chicken and third degree attack cookies,” commented a third.
“Same thing they gave me with a stale chicken and stale chicken sandwich,” said a fourth.
The Daily Dot reached out to Chopelas via TikTok comment and Popeyes via press email.
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*Initial publication: December 11, 2022 at 12:47 p.m. CST
Melody Heald is a culture writer. Her work can be found in Glitter Magazine, BUST Magazine and more.
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