MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Popeyes® announces it will add Chicken Nuggets to its menu in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico starting July 27th. Popeyes®’ Nuggets took the quality and flavors of the famous Chicken Sandwich and made it in poppable pieces. Popeyes® looks to reset guests’ standards with these Chicken Nuggets, as they are freshly prepared beginning to end in restaurant everyday- seasoned to perfection, hand-battered and breaded in buttermilk, and fried up to deliver a classically flavorful crispy and juicy bite with every piece.
“Just like our game changing Chicken Sandwich, our new Chicken Nuggets are unlike anything you may have experienced before. We aim to show the world once again the magic of Popeyes® chicken with our new Nuggets. We believe that these piece(s) of crunchy, juicy delicious chicken will have guests question how they ever enjoyed chicken nuggets before this.” said Sami Siddiqui, President, Popeyes® Americas.
The beloved Popeyes® Chicken Sandwich recipe, rich in Louisiana tradition, is the recipe of the New Popeyes® Nuggets. Popeyes® uses a special flour and batter system to provide the perfect crispy texture which guests have come to love and expect from its flagship fried chicken. The white meat chicken breast Nuggets will be available in a classic flavor and can meet a wide range of taste preferences by being paired with our signature sauces like Bayou Buffalo™, BoldBQ™, Blackened Ranch, Buttermilk Ranch, Mardi Gras Mustard™, and Sweet Heat®. The new Nuggets will be available for purchase in-store, on our website or through the Popeyes App, with options ranging from 4 piece to 36 piece orders starting on July 27th. Customers can also purchase the 48 piece option, available exclusively online at Popeyes.com and on the Popeyes® App. Popeyes® Rewards members can look forward to a little something extra too.
“We have invested the time to perfect a product that leverages our classic techniques and Louisiana flavors that will change how people think about and experience Chicken Nuggets. We think we did it again with Chicken Nuggets.” said Amy Alarcon, Vice President of Culinary Innovation, Popeyes®. “Now we can offer this famous recipe in pieces with the launch of Popeyes® Nuggets.”
Popeyes® food is always freshly prepared with its chicken marinated for at least 12 hours, hand battered and breaded, then slow cooked to perfection using a proprietary frying process. The Popeyes® menu is created by a team of classically trained chefs with an uncompromising passion for honoring the past while innovating with Louisiana flavor, food and traditions.
Founded in New Orleans in 1972, Popeyes® has more than 45 years of history and culinary tradition. Popeyes® distinguishes itself with a unique New Orleans style menu featuring spicy chicken, chicken tenders, fried shrimp, and other regional items. The chain's passion for its Louisiana heritage and flavorful authentic food has allowed Popeyes® to become one of the world's largest chicken quick service restaurants with over 3,300 restaurants in the U.S. and around the world. To learn more about the brand, please visit the Popeyes® brand website at www.popeyes.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.