For Thanksgiving this year, Popeyes is bringing back its Cajun Style Turkeys to delight its fans.
The famous turkey is available for pre-order, via call or order at the restaurant, as the stock is limited and the starting price is $39.99.
Popeyes describes Turkey in their statements as ‘hand-rubbed’ and ‘infused’ with Louisiana-style seasonings. Customers will only have to heat the turkey and serve as it is already cooked.
They also went one step ahead and offered sides a la carte along with the turkeys including mashed potatoes and gravy.
Popeyes is known for their New Orleans-style chicken so their commercial caused a lot of surprise on social media, many fans expressing their disbelief that they were selling a whole turkey. Many jumped on board as well tweeting that they’re ordering the turkey.
Even though this came as a surprise to many, Popeyes has been selling their famous Turkey since before 2012. They have also released a set of comprehensive instructions to make it easier for their customers to prepare the turkey in the comfort of their homes.
Although many companies’ sales have been affected by the global pandemic, Popeyes reports a 19.7% increase in their sales, which is a continuation of their boost in sales from last year.
Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, many families will not be able to celebrate Thanksgiving like they normally do. Anthony Fauci, an expert in infectious disease, strongly urges people to avoid large gatherings this year.
He has expressed his sympathies, saying that inviting your entire family for Thanksgiving has long been a sacred American tradition however it cannot be possible this year as inviting out-of-town guests would mean putting people at risk.
The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has also released instructions on the SOPs to be followed concerning the holiday season. They have emphasized that shopping in large crowds around the holidays will make people more vulnerable to the virus.
Retailers like Walmart, Target, and Best Buy are all taking preventative measures and encouraging customers to shop online instead. Walmart has completely changed its Black Friday sale to expand to multiple days and it is available both online and in stores. However, Walmart will be closed on Thanksgiving for the first time in 40 years.