• Even St. Julien

Well-liked fast food franchise adds new popular food item to menu

The well-liked fast food franchise Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen has added chicken nuggets to its menu, and fried chicken fans are lovin' it.

The franchise says that the nuggets will be bite-sized pieces of its already popular chicken sandwich.

Popeye's announced the new release on social media, saying that the nuggets will be at all Popeye's restaurants in the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico by July 27th.

The bite-sized chicken are pieces of white meat chicken which are seasoned just like the sandwich, marinated for at least 12 hours, hand battered, and breaded in buttermilk; and then slowly fried into a crispy, juicy bite.

"We aim to show the world once again the magic of Popeyes chicken with our new Nuggets. We believe that these pieces of crunchy, juicy delicious chicken will have guests question how they ever enjoyed chicken nuggets before this," Sami Siddiqui, president of Popeyes Americas said.

Popeyes said the recipe is steeped in Louisiana tradition and uses a special flour and batter system to provide the craggy and crisp texture in the brand's classic flavor that pairs with signature sauces like Bayou Buffalo, BoldBQ, Blackened Ranch, Buttermilk Ranch, Mardi Gras Mustard and Sweet Heat.