Is Popeyes worth waiting in the hour line?


Christa Weide

The sign on Division street greeting you into getting Popeyes

A new fast-food restaurant, Popeyes, joined the Saint Cloud area on January 1, 2021.  It is located on Division street.

Outstanding display of food options offered and very easy to read. (Christa Weide)

Popeyes is known for its Louisiana Chicken but has so many more goods. Popeye’s menu also includes their chicken sandwich, chicken tenders, seafood, biscuits, mashed potatoes, fries, red beans and rice, cajun rice, green beans, beverages, and desserts.

The signature spicy chicken sandwich turns out to be not so spicy. (Christa Weide)

Since it is a new restaurant the line is usually wrapped around the block and is a very long wait.

I went there on January 2, 2021, and had to wait about 45 minutes. I got their chicken tenders and mashed potatoes with water.

I thought that the chicken tenders were pretty good they were well cooked, large, and hot. I would give them a solid 8/10. The mashed potatoes however surprised me and were a little bit spicy.  Turns out they put cajun in their gravy to give it the Louisiana spice. I personally don’t like spice so I would rate these potatoes a 2/10.

The line of cars that waits and goes around the block literally right next to people’s houses. (Christa Weide)
After patiently waiting for about 45 minutes I have reached the front of the line. (Christa Weide)