Popeyes is turning 50 on Sunday, and they’re celebrating by offering chicken for under $1.
The fast food chain announced in honor of its first restaurant opening on June 12, 1972, they will offer a deal on two pieces of chicken for 59 cents.
The price is significant: it matches the original price offered when Popeyes first opened 50 years ago.
In 1972, Alvin C. Copeland Sr., opened a restaurant called Chicken on the Run in New Orleans, serving traditional Southern-fried chicken, according to the Popeyes website. The restaurant struggled, prompting Copeland to rename it Popeyes after Popeye Doyle, Gene Hackman’s character from the 1971 movie “The French Connection.”
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How to get Popeyes’ 59 cents chicken
To get the two-piece chicken deal, customers must make a minimum purchase of $5 through a mobile order on the Popeyes app or on the restaurant’s website.
The deal is available from Sunday through June 19.
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