Restaurants Re-sells Fast Food Chicken As Their Own

October 23, 2017

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The Sweet Dixie Kitchen in Long Beach, California has a loyal customer base who is in love with its southern food dishes and charm.  Kimberly Sanchez says her restaurant’s menu is all made from scratch, with the exception of the chicken and waffles.  This dish isn't made with love or even a secret recipe of herbs and spices but rather chicken purchased at a Popeyes Louisiana Chicken down the street.  Apparently a customer allegedly saw a Sweet Dixie employee carrying boxes of Popeyes chicken into the restaurant and after that customer posted a scathing review on Yelp, the owner fessed up to it.  But Sanchez isn't making excuses for re-serving $5 Popeyes spicy chicken strips and re-selling it for $15. She replied to the negative Yelp review by posting, "We PROUDLY SERVE Popeyes spicy tenders - the best fried chicken anywhere and from New Orleans - which are delivered twice a day." The reason appears to be more practical as the small location does not have a fryer and the restaurant had always used ready-made chicken before making the decision to re-sell Popeyes.  Sanchez said she has contacted Popeyes to get their approval for re-selling their chicken after it went public but hasn't heard back. She says the criticism from people that she pass off Popeyes chicken as her own, is difficult. She said, “I did something I thought was the best product I could bring in. You don't want to eat it, don't eat it."

SOURCE: ABC 7

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