NewsCovering Louisiana


Popeyes serving 24-karat gold chicken wings to celebrate 3,000th store opening

Posted at 11:22 AM, Oct 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-04 12:22:37-04

Four locations of Popeyes are celebrating the fried chicken chain’s 3,000th store opening by selling gold dusted boneless chicken wings.

The 3,000th restaurant opened in New Jersey.

According to the company, the wings are battered in Champagne and coated in edible gold. The wings will only be available on Thursday at four participating locations and cost a total of $5.

For Louisiana residents, there’s a chance to get your hands on the 24-karat chicken wings at the New Orleans Popeyes location at 621 Canal Street.

The wings will also be sold at participating locations in Elizabeth, New Jersey; New York City; and Anaheim, California.

Popeyes founder Al Copeland opened the first restaurant in the New Orleans neighborhood of Arabi in 1976, according to the company. It was acquired by Restaurant Brands International for $1.8 billion in 2017.