15. Cajun fries
One time, in a hamburger chain in the mall in St. Louis, I was offered a "Cajun burger." Curious, I had to inquire. "It’s, um, like a regular hamburger, but it have Cajun on it," came the explanation by a clearly exhausted mall fast food employee. That ethos is evident in the Popeyes fries, which are just never crispy enough. If you want fast food fries in NOLA, everyone knows it’s Rally’s or bust.
14. Cinnamon apple pie
People don’t normally think of desserts when they think of Popeyes, but this fried pie is about as close as we locals can get to a Hubig’s pie these days (RIP), and on that score, it totally fits the bill.
13. Popcorn shrimp
These are great only if you’ve had a few drinks.
12. Butterfly shrimp
Surprisingly good, for shrimp at a chicken chain. These won’t be the best fried shrimps you can have in NOLA, but a solid effort. (You should really opt for the chicken here, though.)