Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Fast Food Review: Popeyes Firecracker Butterfly Shrimp Tackle Box (Well... Sort Of)
I headed up to Popeyes, placed my order (I added a drink to make it a $5.99 combo), was told it would be three minutes and sat down to wait. Five minutes later (close enough) I was handed a tray with my order. There was a container of cocktail sauce on it.
"May I have the firecracker sauce, too?" I asked.
"We serve the shrimp with cocktail sauce," I was told.
"But I want to try the firecracker sauce," I said, pointing at the menu that promises the sauce.
"We don't have it," she replied.
I usually get a kick out of this, when a fast food joint pastes posters in the parking lot and signs in the windows for a new promotion and then fails to have one or more elements of the promotion. But on this occasion I was just annoyed: I really wanted to try that sauce. If she had told me they didn't have it when I was ordering, I would have gone to another Popeyes. (Which, of course, is probably why I wasn't told.)
These aren't as good as the crawfish, but they are better than the red hot popcorn chicken, garlic butter shrimp, and wicked chicken.
I would absolutely try these again, but first I will ask if they have the firecracker sauce, and I recommend you do, too.
Posted by JustinM at 10:15 AM