So, what happens when plain ol' chicken and waffles just aren't cutting it anymore? You go all cronut on 'em and smash the two together for the ultimate hybrid meal. Well, kinda.
Popeyes is rolling out a "new twist on a southern favorite" and bringing the masses limited-time Chicken Waffle Tenders. The new item features deep-fried, waffle-battered boneless chicken strips served with Cajun fries, a biscuit and honey maple dipping sauce. The whole lot rings in at $4.99.
According to AdAge, Dick Lynch, the chain's Chief Global Brand Officer, explained that the Chicken Waffle Tenders were inspired by the "the dietary habits of jazz musicians in Los Angeles during 1940s and 50s." Apparently, players finished at such late hours that fried chicken and waffle batter were the only things left by the end of the night.
Apparently, of course.
Either way, we're more concerned with how delicious this sounds. Juicy chicken coated in sweet, crunchy waffle batter, then dipped in syrupy honey?
Well played, Popeyes. Well played.
The Chicken Waffle Tenders are set to make their debut at Popeyes this coming Monday, July 29th.