Earth Day Giveaway Goes Wrong at Popeyes Chicken

April 25, 2009 by
Filed under: Dining, News 

We have an interesting follow-up to our Earth Day freebies post from earlier in the week.  One of the Earth Day specials that we missed was a special at Popeyes Chicken for 8 pieces of chicken for $4.99. 

Maybe it is a good thing that we missed it. 

It turns out that although the $4.99 special was advertised nationally, not all locations were participating.  This led to some pretty upset customers at a Minneapolis Popeyes, as you’ll see in the video below.  Apparently the special was advertised by Popeye’s corporate office, and franchise locations were given the option of whether or not they wanted to participate.  This particular franchise decided not to participate.  As you’ll see in the video, that didn’t sit well with many customers.  From a consumer standpoint, it is disappointing that franchisees are given the option of whether or not to participate in company wide promotions.  The moral of the story here is to call ahead to confirm a deal. 


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