I was working across the street doing some design and engineer work and timed my lunch with the folks I was interviewing so we would not loose time.  I asked where did they suggest, well if you want fast theres a Popeyes across the street. Ok taking my life in my hand, I crossed the road and ordered one of their five dollar lunches.

They could easily give KFC a run for the money, problem it was downhill and bad. I have no idea what those tenders or nuggets were, since they were cleverly hidden in a pound of heavily seasoned some kind of breading and cement. ( The cement was similar to - Type I Portland Cement; ASTM C150.) 

Finding the meat in all that breading was a waste… the red beans were spicy, the cole slaw “wet”. The Coke was OK.  Upon returning I asked the help if that place is that bad all the time? The answer I got was most of us won’t eat there. So why did you tell me to go there?  Because you wanted fast…food…!

Popeyes —  ✮☆☆☆☆  —  

LOCATION SPECIFIC  —  8700 Ulmerton Rd, Largo FL, 33771   727-599-2048
3071597  —  Dec. 9, 2020  —  Inspection Completed - No Further Action - 7 Violations 

  • Board Code: 200  District: 3  Region: 05   
  • License Type: Permanent Food Service
  • Rank Code: Seating 
  • Licensee: FLORIDA POP LLC
  • Business: POPEYES  — 8700 Ulmerton Road, Largo (Pinellas county), FL, 33771. 
  • License Number: SEA6217070
  • Primary Status: Current
  • Secondary Status: Active
  • License Expiry Date: Feb. 1, 2022
  • Number of Seats : 54

My quest for a good chicken sandwich.  Chicken sandwiches are a hot topic now as all the players want to cash in on Popeyes pushing the envelope with ads and looking for additional revenue with a new gimmick.  The double over breaded chicken sandwich.   Something to increase their business with concoctions from normally sold shrimp and chicken baskets with biscuits and fries.  

Health:  A cardiologists delight… designed by Russian Food Experts at the Gorky Food and Espionage Emporium whose Socialist Manifesto motto is “ Once a day till they take you away”.

Problem: The closest Popeyes was not recommended to me by several folks who worked nearby and shunned it as being a dirty location, poor food quality and bad service.  Few people know what I do.   Nevertheless,  I wanted to do a drive by and scope out the location for myself.  

They were right, the building looks and is in need of some upgrading. 
 I did not want to go inside.  It looks dirty, not inviting.  
They were average when checked and listed by the Kitchen Police. 
When it rains you can swim in the sunken drive-thru 

The greeting over the speaker was unintelligible, there was a puddle almost a lake next to the drive in from poor drainage so it holds water and mosquitos.  I placed an order for two of the sandwiches, one regular and the other hot and spicy which after two bites the hot was too hot.

I love hot, I can cook in many ways, using Franks Red Hot the American Southern Hot Wings Sauce,  Crystal,  Huy Fong’s Gastric Zone Killer,  from countries like LAO, and Vietnam, Red Chilis,  Mexico, Jalopena and Habanero,  India, some of the hottest and most foods with chili flavoring even Fong’s California Sriracha, but this was a new level and required a sixteen oz bottle of water from my cooler to flush and put the fire out. Must be Ghost peppers which they promote or the Grim Reaper     See Peppers

The regular version was OK, I liked it and dumped the hot one.  That was the first visit…  What you see in the picture is not what you get. That was the last good one…

The second visit was not so good, I went through the drive in and ordered a regular and pulled over just far enough away and lo and behold I had received something that looked like a lunch leftover from the previous day.  Mushy and in bad shape. Wrapped so tightly in covering, it shrunk… they got me… bad management…

When I check a location I don’t complain till I write them up and I generally give the store three chances. This was total failure and I exited the location via the gas station next door and dumped the sandwich in their garbage can as I filled my car up.   I’m not willing to go for the third lucky charm at this location.  I’ll try another. I expected a complaint that I started a fire in their garbage can.

Corporate Statement:  (Corpo-Guano) At Popeyes, we don’t take shortcuts on quality. Our chicken is freshly and expertly cooked. So crunchy. So juicy. So full of flavor. It’s pure joy!  

We’re working hard towards removing all colors, flavors, and preservatives from artificial sources from our fried chicken menu items in the US by the end of 2022, and it’s our goal that by that time, our chicken in the US will also have no added MSG.     ( ED: You gotta be kidding me, still using MSG? )

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen complaints contacts:

  • Call Customer Care on 1 (877) 767-3937.
  • Email Customer Care on popeyescommunications@popeyes.com.
  • Visit Customer Care Contact Form.


Horrible Customer Interaction -  The staff members were quite rude when interacting with their customers. I am an easy going person so I can generally tolerate some attitude. However, these two female employees were nothing but rude to the point my demeanor was about to change and not for...More

Food for thought! -Was disappointed in the service from the cashier. She was not helpful or knowledgeable. She just wanted to take the order and be done. This was the first time for my parents as they wanted to go to KFC. My husband and I prefer Popeye's Chicken. Was also disappointed in spending $2 "for literally a 1/4 cup of gravy", KFC doesn't charge for their gravy when purchasing a family meal. So we were a bit imbarressed to say the least.

I did some research; In comparison to KFC your prices were about 20% more; We spent $35 at Popeye's Chicken, KFC it would have been $27. As they are THE Other Chicken place just FYI.   

Terrible food and very poor value! Never again...I wanted to get Popeye's for dinner yesterday. So my wife made the trip to Largo to pick up our food. She spent over $30- on dinner. The wings, and legs were very small. Some of the wings looked like they were from chicken raised...

Loud, rude supervisor - My husband and I dropped in to this location during a lunch hour this week. There were a few customers but most were waiting for their orders. Two people were ahead of us. The supervisor, I’m assuming she was because her uniform was different and...

No service available ... Too busy to take your order. Be with you in 10 min

Horrible. There were 3 large containers of chicken sitting under the warming trays and yet, there was no one available to take our order and then it took 25 Min to receive the order. My friend came late and waited in line for about 10…

Worst place to go - I have tried this location twice and I'm here to tell you never again. The first time the guy behind the counter put our order in wrong and I had to get my money back. The lady behind the counter was rude as hell. 

Stay away - This is the chicken place that never has chicken ready ,never had condiments, never has sides ready to order. Customer service is extremely poor. Don’t dare make a sound or a face that you aren’t happy with your service because everyone in the behind the counter are useless…