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Hero Wife Sends Husband Popeyes Via Capsule Pipeline (Video)

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By Cooking Panda

What is better than a bouquet of flowers delivered to your office? Or a surprise candy gram basket of chocolates to greet you after lunch break? For some, the simple act of picking up a chicken wrap for your lunch will suffice as a romantic gesture. Colleen Loria did the latter, picking up a Popeyes chicken wrap, her husband’s favorite, then dropping it off at his place of work, a bank.

Being that it’s winter, Loria did not want to expose herself to the blistering cold or her husband’s rapidly cooling sandwich. So, she did the sensible thing. She drove up to the bank’s Pneumatic tube, and poof! — off went her husband’s fried chicken lunch in a cylindrical vacuum through dips and bends of the bank’s unseen pipeline, video below. She must serve as the “brains” of the duo.

Popeyes spotted Loria’s romantic gesture, billing it prize-worthy. “It’s official: Colleen Loria has won 2018,” the fried chicken restaurant posted to Facebook on Jan. 4. “When your husband works at a bank and wants you to bring him Popeyes Chicken wraps….. but it’s too cold to get out of the car,” read Loria’s post, followed by a clever hashtag “#tubereats”.

As someone who regularly order from GrubHub and UberEats, I could very much get behind “TuberEats,” a drive-thru restaurant that uses elaborate pipelines to serve food in charming transport tubes. While banks keep their tube system behind cement and concrete,”TuberEats” would shuttle food orders through a colorful network of tubes for all to see. (Think hamster cage tunnels, without the critters, or spiral gumball machines).

Loria’s sweet gesture went viral and with Valentine’s Day just weeks away.

For some, a candle-lit dinner falls short for finicky beaus who require a little more elbow grease in acts of affection on Valentine’s Day. Sometimes that means a single order of eight dozen red roses to show your unwavering affection. Or maybe it’s not elbow grease she longs for. In 2017, a promotion by KFC Canada offered the chance to send your loved one a KFC ChickenGram for Valentine’s Day — a heart-shaped box of greasy chicken with KFC’s Original Recipe written on the lid. Dreamt up in a feverish dream, this V-day gram was sure to enrapture the object of your affection.

Valentine’s Day is but several weeks away, so you have time to devise a dinner plan, but it’s never too late to pick up lunch for your significant other.

Sources: Foodbeast, Adweek / Featured Image: Mr. Blue MauMau/Flickr

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This Woman Ordered Fried Chicken From Popeyes, Got Fried Rat Instead

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By Cooking Panda

It’s pretty annoying when you painstakingly order your food one way, and then you are given something entirely different from what you asked for. Whether said mistake violates your food allergies, dietary restrictions or even just personal taste, it can be a real bother when you are given something you didn’t order.

But look at this way: At least you are not Rosemary Thomas and her family (unless you are, in which case we are so, SO sorry, Thomas family). During a recent trip to Popeyes Chicken in Harlem, New York, with her sister, daughter and niece, Thomas got way more than she bargained for when they ordered regular ol’ fried chicken and got THIS instead:

 A woman said she was at a Harlem Popeyes and found a rat's head in her food.

WHAT. IS. THAT.

“Friends and family, this is a meal Popeyes in Harlem served my daughter, my niece and sister,” Thomas wrote on Facebook on Sept. 18. “This is clearly a rat and they have the nerve to have a 5 rating by the department of health.”

Thomas said that she sent the photo to a news source but hasn’t been contacted yet, so she decided to share it on social media instead.

“People please [feel] free to share this picture,” she wrote. “Think about all the other rat that have been served and the lasting effect this will have on my daughter, niece and sister.”

Thomas wrote on Facebook that she brought home the definitely-not-a-chicken-thigh and that it is “as gross at it looks.”

“My daughter is traumatized,” Thomas said, according to DNA Info. “I had to take her to urgent care last night, vomited with diarrhea all day.”

The offending Popeyes location has an “A” grade rating from the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene after passing a routine inspection in April. However, the restaurant was reportedly written up at least three times in the last three years after authorities found “evidence of mice or live mice present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas,” according to the New York Daily News.

Popeyes spokeswoman Renee Kopowski said that the corporate office is working with the particular location and will address the problem. She also said that Thomas was asked to bring her “chicken” back to the restaurant, speak to local authorities and hand over the “meal” for testing.

*Shudder*

Sources: DNA Info, Rosemary Thomas/Facebook, New York Daily News / Photo credit: Rosemary Thomas/Facebook

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Looking For Popeyes Biscuits? They’re Overturned On The Highway

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By Cooking Panda

If you have ever eaten at Popeyes, chances are that you love their biscuits.

The perfectly golden cylinders are buttery, flakey, and almost overwhelmingly delicious. We like them plain, with a drizzle of honey, or accompanied by a side of spicy fried chicken or flavorful red beans and rice (not the other way around!).

Unfortunately, however, the world now contains 40,000 fewer pounds of biscuit perfection. According to WLOX, a truck carrying 20 tons of Popeyes biscuits overturned Wednesday morning in Pearl River County, Mississippi, causing a massive incident that required the highway to be restricted to one lane.

While all of the biscuits initially remained within the truck’s trailer, Assistant Police Chief Jeremy Magri commented that they would need to be removed in order to right the damaged 18-wheeler. Authorities estimated that the process could take up to eight hours, restricting traffic in the meantime.

At the time of the accident, the biscuit-filled truck was being driven by Gilbert and Tina Witte, aged 49 and 45, respectively. Both Gilbert and Tina were taken to a local hospital, but are believed to be uninjured.

There have been no reports to suggest that the incident could lead to a Popeyes Biscuit shortage, but as true lovers of all things buttery, we can’t help but be a little concerned. We’ll be crossing our fingers over the next few days that the truck’s drivers and cargo remain uninjured, and that the nation’s all-important biscuit supply chain is not delayed or interrupted! 

Source: WLOX / Photo credits: WLOX, Foodspotting

Tags: Accident, biscuits, highway, Popeyes, Truck
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