After the success of its wildly popular chicken sandwich, Popeyes announced it will now add new chicken nuggets to menus nationwide starting July 27.
The fried chicken chain said the new nuggets will essentially use the recipe of its fan-favorite chicken sandwich for these bite-sized versions.
“Just like our game changing Chicken Sandwich, our new Chicken Nuggets are unlike anything you may have experienced before,” Sami Siddiqui, Popeyes Americas president, said in a statement. “We aim to show the world once again the magic of Popeyes chicken with our new Nuggets.”
Like the beloved chicken sandwich recipe, the new nuggets will use a “special flour and batter system to provide the perfect crispy texture which guests have come to love and expect from its flagship fried chicken,” according to a release.
Although it might seem lightyears ago, Popeyes first launched the original chicken sandwich in 2019. The viral sensation quickly sparked social media debates around fast-food chicken sandwiches and earned a permanent spot on Popeyes’ menu due to its unprecedented success.
The white meat chicken breast nuggets will be available in a classic flavor to be paired with Popeyes’ signature sauces. The new Nuggets will be available for purchase in-store, and on third party delivery with options ranging from four-piece to 36-piece orders.
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