A popular Long Beach, CA, breakfast spot has found itself in the middle of a fried chicken controversy after a Yelp reviewer attacked the restaurant for using Popeyes chicken and passing it off as their own.
Sweet Dixie Kitchen, a small restaurant specializing in comfort food with a southern influence, was called out by Yelp user Tyler H. of Los Angeles, who claimed in his review, “Before my friends and I got seated [at the restaurant] we saw them quickly bring in two large boxes of Popeyes to the kitchen.”
Once seated, Tyler H. ordered fried chicken and waffles that he says tasted “suspiciously like Popeyes.”
“I kindly asked our waiter how they cooked their fried chicken. After checking he admitted that they do in fact use Popeyes,” Tyler H. continued in his review. “The manager compensated us for the entire meal.”
No one is at fault. The owner has every right to source his chicken from where ever he can and sell it for a price he thinks the market will support. Its 'his' chicken because he bought it. The consumer has every right to has feels the way they do. If they don;t like teh practive they'll stop eating there.