Thursday, August 1, 2013

Useless Info: Chicken Waffle Tenders Inspired by Jazz Musicians

So apparently, Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen (the chicken fast-food franchise) is offering a limited time meal which is fried chicken tenders dipped in waffle batter.

The inspiration behind this meal comes from jazz musicians; in the 40's and 50's Los Angeles, jazz musicians who finished their sets late would be hungry from all the boppin', and would go to a restaurant and there would be leftover chicken, which they mixed with waffle batter, as that was being prepped for breakfast.

As per the chief brand officer of Popeyes Dick Lynch said:

"Jazz is so embedded in the culture of New Orleans that we didn't have to look too hard to find a correction," he said. "We're looking to real culinary trends, no matter where they came from. The older the better, frankly."

So there you have it; yet another cultural achievement given to us by jazz.


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