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Popeye’s Calls in Police for One-Day Chicken Discount

December 22, 2009 Leave a comment
Popeye's Deep Fried Discount
Police tape closes off the main driveway for Popeye’s Chicken and Biscuits in Hempstead on Wednesday. Cars waiting in line for a half-price chicken deal had caused traffic problems during rush hour on Hempstead Turnpike, causing police to close off the front entrance.
(NNL photo by Tim Robertson)

Behind “Police Line Do Not Cross” tape stood dozens at Popeye’s on Wednesday. Cars lined down side streets waiting for the drive through as police officers put up the tape. No one was hurt. They were just hungry.

Popeye’s Chicken and Biscuits offered hungry people nationwide a deep-fried discount on an eight-piece chicken meal Wednesday, and in Hempstead that brought fried chicken lovers out in droves.

The $4.99 offer was irrestible as hundreds of people packed the Popeye‘s on Hempstead Turnpike in Hempstead, pouring out the door and down a ramp, while inside people waited in a snaking line throughout the restaurant.

Krevaughn Mascall, 17 of West Hempstead, said he saw the advertisement for the one-day deal on national television as he watched the Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs first-round NBA playoff game.

“It’s like there is a celebrity in there or something,” Mascall said as he waited outside with his younger sister.

Mascall said he wanted to come back on Thursday to compare the length-of-wait, but for now he just wanted to satisfy his craving.

“I hope they don’t run out,” he said. “I hope I get my chicken!”

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