Talking about the chicken place, which I believe was on Secor-they were supposed to open more, but don't think they did. When they opened, they had a line around the block for drive-thru. I never get over that way, just curious.
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Yep, right in front of Home Depot. Just traveled there Friday night. Good stuff Maynard!
I used to really like their beans and rice side dish when I was a kid... but man, all I taste is chemicals the last few times I tried it. Tastes change.
The only side I ever had was mashed pos with spicy gravy. I thought that was pretty good. But for me itís all about the spicy chicken and the bisquit. Never any other cars there when I go and kind of pricey for fast food. Friday I got the three piece w/ mashed taters and a bisquit and it was 6.50 or something. Add a few more bucks and I could have sat down somewhere and been waited on.
After maybe a two year break, I ate there just the other day. Tried the nuggets, which weren't bad considering their small size, fries and coleslaw. Meal highlight was probably the biscuit.
This might be the only place in town that has a bulletproof, rotating drive thru window - likely a holdover from some of the chain's seedier locations. When you pick up your order, you can almost make out an employee behind it.
Earlier this summer, they had some sort of promotion that had a line stretching all the way to Secor and Central. That whole lane of traffic wasn't even moving.
We happened to be headed to Home Depot that night and could barely get through.
No joke - the drive through line was barely moving. There was a very distinctive car in line when we entered Home Depot. After we had done our shopping and were pulling out, that same car had only moved forward maybe 5-6 spots in line. (And the inside was wall-to-wall people as well.)
Have never eaten Popeye's, but either something about it is good enough for people to wait well over an hour to get some or else there were a whole lotta stupid people waiting in line that day.
I'm going to date myself hereóso ignore itóbut in the mid to late 80s (when I would have been in middle - high school) my parents used to drive about half an hour into the next town for Popeye's a couple times a year. They thought it was pretty good. I don't eat fried chicken so I would get some sides. It was one of those, "oh hey let's grab lunch in the next town while we are there for some other reason"-things, mom2. I never really got it. I only tried it a few times post leaving home and like I said above, it tasted like chemicals.
Popeye's has customer appreciation days when 10 pieces of chicken is $5.99 or $5. Of course they run outa chicken, you get necks, backs, and gizzards.
Their food is awesome. Their service..... not so much. In the couple years they've been here I've frequented them quite a bit. I have yet to get a correct order from the drive through. I'll ask for something extra, get charged for it and not have it in the bag. I'll get regular chicken when ordering fingers or vice versa. Sides are often random.
I've given up on the drive through and just go inside. There I'll get the same rude service from teenagers who are quite upset that I'm interrupting their day that you get at nearly every fast food restaurant in the area... But the order will be right and delicious
right on taliesn. it's to the point where you go to a place now and get friendly, courteous service, it surprises you!
There was a place in Sylvania years ago where the waitresses dressed up in old-fashioned costumes and you could buy hearts and gizzards. Anyone remember? Was it Grandma's Chicken?
gizzards :) good stuff prefer liver though. If you like that Ganders near Luna Pier is really good Darkseid.
Yeah, that place sold livers, too. All a matter of taste. I only liked one of the three, but can't recall which one now.
I know I hated hearts, so had to have been gizzards or livers. I know I Looooovvveeee beef liver and onions.
INC-is there anyplace in the toledo area that sells that stuff?
I always wondered why they never opened others and why Popeye's isn't in black neighborhoods like they are in other cities. Not saying whites dont eat chicken but I just wonder why.
My best friend and I have a joke that I can't get served at Popeye's. Seriously, if I'm the one doing the ordering at the drive-thru, they will either be out of whatever it is I order, or they'll just screw it up.
Her orders always come out right.
And yes, I take it personally (hanging head in shame).