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A California Restaurant Featuring $13 Gourmet Chicken Gets Caught Buying It Across The Street From Popeyes

FOX NEWSA popular Long Beach, Calif., breakfast spot has found itself in the middle of a fried chicken controversy after a Yelp reviewer attacked the restaurant for using Popeyes chicken and passing it off as their own.

Sweet Dixie Kitchen, a small restaurant specializing in comfort food with a Southern influence, was called out by Yelp user Tyler H., of Los Angeles, who claimed in his review, “Before my friends and I got seated [at the restaurant] we saw them quickly bring in two large boxes of Popeyes to the kitchen.”

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Sweet Dixie Kitchen owner Kim Sanchez saw the Yelp review and responded, boldly defending the origins of her chicken.

“We PROUDLY SERVE Popeyes’ spicy tenders — the best fried chicken anywhere and from New Orleans — which are delivered twice a day. We also in case you need to know buy our gumbo from a friend who sells it at a local farmers market,” Sanchez said in her response.

“We promote usually small batch local producers in our menu. The exception is Popeyes – we can’t fry at this location – and it the fried chicken I love so much and I ate a ton of it in the ATL. So I serve it,” she continued.

Sanchez’s Yelp response also added that they “don’t mill our own flour” or “grow our own veggies.”

I don’t know what the most hilarious part of this story is- and there are many.  Is it the fact that this place was advertising gourmet chicken and selling it for $13 a plate when it was literally taken from the Popeyes next door and put on a different plate?  Is it the fact that its slogan is “stay local, be happy, and always eat well!” and they took that at its most literal sense – stay VERY local, like say, one block away, at the Popeyes making friend fast food chicken, that local.   Is it the fact that they were saying Popeyes chicken was just an “ingredient” of a chicken sandwich and that it was imported daily from Louisiana in a shocking misinterpretation of the word imported?

Was it the woman’s response on Yelp and Fox News in the most snarky defensive tone possible acting like the customers are stupid whiny morons for complaining their $13 was actually $3 repackaged chicken from a fucking fast food chain?

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In an interview with Fox News, Sanchez said that she started using Popeyes two months ago for two new dishes – fried chicken and waffles and their fried chicken sandwich.

“I tried Costco chicken, I tried Restaurant Depot chicken, and then I went to dinner at Popeyes and knew this was the chicken we had to use for the store. It’s the best chicken,” she says.

Sanchez claims that she has always been upfront with the use of the chicken chain’s spicy fried chicken strips.

“We wrote it on our board in the restaurant, ‘Imported from Louisiana this week, thank you Popeyes.’ It wasn’t a secret. We use the chicken as an ingredient in a menu item we made, we don’t use their sauces or anything else.”

Typical fucking whiny millennials.  What do you think they mill their own flower?  Grow their own vegetables in the garden out back in the parking lot next to the recyclables?  Craft their own coconut cakes?

She doubled down on the Insta this morning just for good measure.

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The most – and I mean the single most – epic display of a spin zone I have seen in my entire 30 years on this Earth.  Miss Sweet Dixie Chicken somehow managed to make her customers the bad guys for complaining about reheated hours old Popeyes chicken being taken out of a box, put on a glass plate and served to them at a 400% markup.  Plus tip.  Incredible.  I LOVE SWEET DIXIE KITCHEN!