Look, I love a good brunch. You just can’t beat an excellent late breakfast. But brunch is getting pretty out of hand. Restaurants are going crazy trying to keep up and compete for brunchers. I have seen restaurants put whole slabs of bacon, shrimp, and even a sandwich in their Bloody Mary. Now, a fancy brunch spot in Long Beach, California has been outed for reselling Popeye’s fried chicken in their “famous” $13 chicken and waffles. The owner proudly responded 95 percent of their menu is made in house.
Yelp user Tyler H. uncovered the food trickery when he noticed staff carrying boxes of Popeye’s into the kitchen of the Sweet Dixie Kitchen, a restaurant with four stars in 811 reviews. That’s a pretty high rating for a place that doesn’t make their own food.
“I wanted to believe that this was just a snack for the workers,” he wrote in his Yelp review. “But alas it was not. I ordered the Chicken and Waffles to see whether or not they were serving Popeyes to their customers. I thought the chicken tasted suspiciously like Popeyes and was also rather stale.”
The restaurant didn’t take that comment sitting down.
They quickly owned their chicanery because you can’t troll a troll.
It’s pretty incredible that she defends selling the chicken for almost double the cost of an entire Popeye’s meal.
But you know what they say, they the brunch must go on!