Popeyes Awards ‘Family Feud’ Contestant With $10,000 After She Mistakenly Thinks The Franchise Is Being Referenced In Sudden Death Question
We thought chicken was the right answer, too.
January 13, 2020 at 9:42 pm
Ask anyone in America what's Popeye's favorite food and the correct answer would be chicken. But in a Canadian episode of Family Feud, that answer was far from right.
During a round of sudden death during the episode, two contestants were told to "Name Popeye's favorite food."
Confident, but yet completely wrong, a woman buzzed in and shouted "Chicken." While the question may have gone over some people's heads, her answer was wrong, much to her surprise.
The correct answer? Spinach.
Host Gerry Dee was referring to the fictional character Popeye who was often seen eating cans of spinach for strength.
“I thought you meant Popeyes chicken,” she said.
Her answer had some folks on Twitter confused and left others cackling.
Its misleading thou he said popeye's not popeye pic.twitter.com/3i0UhkBv8r— Ab Wright (@Abteam7) January 10, 2020
I know what race her boyfriend is lol. pic.twitter.com/B7jJMbz1Tu— Naeem (@YuFoundNemo) January 11, 2020
To be honest chicken was my first answer too 😂— Homer Bush (@BushHomer) January 10, 2020
While her family gasped in embarrassment and disappointment for losing out on $10,000, the fast-food restaurant came to save the day.
Popeyes tweeted on Friday they would be gifting the contestant with $10,000 worth of Popeyes chicken.
"Our survey says you got that right. DM us to claim your $10,000 worth of Popeyes. #LoveThatChickenFromPopeyes," the food chain tweeted.
Popeyes is no stranger to the power of social media marketing. Back in August, the fast-food restaurant took a shady stab at Chick-fil-A after launching their own chicken sandwich.
The tweet created a "fast-food war" as Popeyes continued to bully its competitors as fans raved about the new chicken sandwich.
The social media frenzy brought in about $23.25 million in equivalent ad value, Complex reports. And while the food chain saw immediate success from their new menu item, ruckus quickly followed.
In November, a white man in Maryland was standing in line at Popeyes when he became upset that they ran out of food and began hurling racial slurs at employees, as Blavity previously reported.
Another man was stabbed to death after allegedly cutting the line and subsequently getting into an argument with another customer.
In Texas, a fight broke out after a customer was upset about having to wait in a long line. The woman reportedly threw food at the employee working the drive-thru and drove off. She then walked inside to confront the employee who ended up throwing a tray toward the customer.
Since the string of violence, Popeyes has added the chicken sandwich back to its menu. The food chain said they have added more employees to their locations to help with the demand.
"We are confident that we'll be able to meet the demand," said Bruno Cardinali, head of marketing for North America at Popeyes.