Calif. Restaurant Called Out for Passing Off Popeye's Chicken and Upcharging


Tyler H. and friends recently made a decision to try out Sweet Dixie Kitchen, a comfort food restaurant in Long Beach that includes fried chicken on their menu. We don't mill our own flour as we don't own a mill or wheat farm and our coconut cake is made by our prep cook who makes cakes for private clients. Hoping that it was perhaps food for the workers, he ordered the chicken and waffles (noting that it "tasted suspiciously like Popeyes") and a waiter confirmed that it was Popeyes, according to

"Before my friends and I got seated [at the restaurant] we saw them quickly bring in two large boxes of Popeyes to the kitchen". Would they rather I use some other brand, like Sysco, which I can buy for 40 cents a strip?

In an interview with Fox, Sanchez said that she started using Popeyes two months ago for two new dishes: fried chicken and waffles and a fried chicken sandwich. Taking to Yelp, one user by the name of Tyler H. called the restaurant out.

"We PROUDLY SERVE Popeyes spicy tenders- the best fried chicken anywhere and from New Orleans- which are delivered twice a day", Sanchez wrote. For the last four years, Kimberly Sanchez has been serving up breakfast and lunch at her restaurant, Sweet Dixie Kitchen.

"I would be glad to put Popeyes on my menu". She also said that the gumbo and other menu items are from various local food vendors. I walk in through the front door carrying the bag of chicken.

Since FOX ran the story about the restaurants chicken, many people have taken to Yelp to complain.

"Always felt this place was fake and now I really know why". "I'm pretty sure multiple health violations occur in the transport of this out of house chicken". "I wanted to believe that this was just a snack for the workers, but alas it was not", he wrote. Sanchez admits that yes, the fried chicken they use is from Popeyes.

The question has to be posed, y'all couldn't tell this was Popeyes chicken before?