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Chutzpah

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:36 am

The best way to explain the Popeyes/Bojangles' duality is to explain that Popeyes came first, and the best comparison i can draw is that Popeyes is Dr Pepper and Bojangles' is Mr Pibb.
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That billboard has been there for years.
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Re: Chutzpah

Post by lake_wrangler » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:32 am

I remember a time when, in Québec City, Popeye's was a burger joint...

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Re: Chutzpah

Post by Alkarii » Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:12 am

I remember a time when Popeye was a sailor, man.
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Re: Chutzpah

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:39 am

Alkarii wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:12 am
I remember a time when Popeye was a sailor, man.
For quite a while the chicken restaurant licensed the Thimble Theater characters {Popeye, Olive, Wimpy...}
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Post by Bookworm » Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:52 pm

That's okay. In the US, there's Little Caesar's pizza, with a motto of "Pizza! Pizza!".

In Ontario, there's Pizza! Pizza! pizza. Apparently they worked out the trademark argument with just an agreement that they wouldn't expand into each other's markets.
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Re: Chutzpah

Post by Typeminer » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:03 pm

Alkarii wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:12 am
I remember a time when Popeye was a sailor, man.
Ya wouldn't think he was a cowboy. 8-)

But then there's this one:

"What time do y'all go to church?"
"Hell, we don't go to Church. We go to Popeyes!" :D
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Re: Chutzpah

Post by TazManiac » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:33 pm

I've heard of Bojangles (as in MISTER), but never as a brand name for anything.

Popeye's Chicken otoh, they have two piece Tuesdays, a decent 'beans & rice' side dish, and I flip back and forth over them and 'Church's chicken'...

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Re: Chutzpah

Post by Dave » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:54 pm

AnotherFairportfan wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:36 am
That billboard has been there for years.
True... but the restaurant it refers to had actually burned down in a terrible grease-fryer explosion, almost as long ago.

The billboard had been kept up by the owner of that particular Popeyes franchise, as a memorial to what she felt was an honorable competitor.

I guess she missed her Bojangle's.

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Re: Chutzpah

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:27 pm

>>bleah<<
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Re: Chutzpah

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:28 pm

TazManiac wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:33 pm
Popeye's Chicken otoh, they have two piece Tuesdays, a decent 'beans & rice' side dish, and I flip back and forth over them and 'Church's chicken'...
For a few years, Popeyes and Church's were subsidiaries of AFC {America's Finest Chicken}...
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Re: Chutzpah

Post by lake_wrangler » Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:32 pm

Bookworm wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:52 pm
That's okay. In the US, there's Little Caesar's pizza, with a motto of "Pizza! Pizza!".

In Ontario, there's Pizza! Pizza! pizza. Apparently they worked out the trademark argument with just an agreement that they wouldn't expand into each other's markets.
I actually worked as a pizza delivery driver for Pizza Pizza, for a couple of years... And they have moved into the province of Québec, a few years ago now.

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Re: Chutzpah

Post by jwhouk » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:46 pm

Popeye's and Bojangles were part of the rush of fast-food restaurants that tried to compete with McDonald's and KFC in the early 1970's. Popeye's only kept up by posturing as a Louisiana Cajun-flavor restaurant, while Bojangles... well, I'm not sure what their deal was, but it worked in the region of the US where they were popular.
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Re: Chutzpah

Post by Warrl » Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:02 pm

The best fast-food chicken I've had was at a Popeye's in east Texas.

The worst fast-food chicken I've had was also at a Popeye's in east Texas.

Quality control in that chain is not up to snuff.

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Re: Chutzpah

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:07 pm

jwhouk wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:46 pm
Popeye's and Bojangles were part of the rush of fast-food restaurants that tried to compete with McDonald's and KFC in the early 1970's. Popeye's only kept up by posturing as a Louisiana Cajun-flavor restaurant, while Bojangles... well, I'm not sure what their deal was, but it worked in the region of the US where they were popular.
Popeyes IS a Cajun-flavour restaurant; they pretty much ran KFC out of New Orleans for most of the 1980s; they originated in the NOLa suburb of Arabi in 1972.

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By the way - Guess what fast-food chain has the most locations?

Nope - Not McDonalds.

Nope - not Starbucks
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{Bojangles' is tied for 82nd, behind Zaxby's; Popeye's is 25th.
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