Popeyes’ chicken served here, but it isn’t the fast food chain serving up the meals

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Popeyes’ Chicken Served Here, But It Isn’t The Fast Food Chain Serving Up The Meals

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A California restaurant is serving fried chicken, without having to pay for a deep fryer. They have another source for their crispy chicken, the Popeyes down the street. And the owner isn’t apologizing for a thing.

Sweet Dixie Kitchen admitted online that they've always used pre-made fried chicken on their menu, NOLA.com reported.

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New Orleans is the home of the Popeyes corporation.

Kimberly Sanchez said she tried other chicken, but when she went to Popeyes for some chicken for home, she said, "This is the best chicken I've ever had," The Long Beach Post reported.

She told Fox News that the restaurant started using Popeyes two months ago.

Sanchez said that she never hid the fact that it was Popeyes in her chicken and biscuits “BiscuitWitch” and her chicken and waffles dishes.

She responded to a one-star Yelp review, saying that "We PROUDLY SERVE Popeyes spicy tenders."

Sanchez said she visits the Popeyes and buys enough for what she think she'll used in the day. She then allows it to cool before storing it in the refrigerator. Cooks then reheat it in the restaurant's ovens, The Post reported.

The fact that the chicken comes from a national chain isn’t listed on Dixie Kitchen’s menus. But Sanchez says it is the law that keeps the notation off the paper.

"I can't put it on the menu because that would infringe Popeyes' trademark, but we're more than happy to tell you that we have it," Sanchez told The Post.

Health inspectors told the Post that it is no different than other restaurants serving pies from Marie Callender's or muffins from Costco.

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