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QUALITY OF TAKE OUT DELIVERY FOOD &/OR DRIVE THRU
Popeye's Chicken Of Bel Air, MD
Restaurants haven't been given the thumbs up to reopen yet here in Maryland. But they can offer curbside service, delivery and pickup. I know that those establishment are hurting real bad but at the same time I give them an "A" for all their efforts offering 50% or less of their service allowed.
At the same time, as customers, most of us have been laid off, furloughed, unemployed with limited funds and being tired of cooking, and our wish to support business through these tough time, I have to offer my opinion of what is being offered. As a restaurant critic its my passion to critique any restaurant and inform my viewers what I experienced whether it be good or bad, sometimes with a pinch of sarcasm, (that's my New York upbringing).
Since the pandemic, businesses have been scurrying to make things as right as possible. Reinforce to the public what steps have been implemented from social distancing as well as how often they clean and require employees to wear face masks and gloves to ensure confidence that customers every precaution is being taken above a beyond.
First off, I reside in Bel Air, MD and the only fried chicken place we had was KFC. Lately, we received Chick Fil A and it was wonderful. I haven't frequented the place for awhile since the pandemic since now Popeye's has opened next door. Because I personally and my family had been in "Shelter In Place" and my love for fast food on occassion, I want value and I feel Popeyes provides the value when it comes to their chicken "classic' sandwich. I had uploaded the application and ordered for pickup, so far my sandwich has always been crispy and delicious and when pickup, the server offers a greeting, wearing gloves and a face mask. I also ordered the fried chicken special and it was great, flavorful and most imporotantly, very crispy and crunchy. In the beginning when the store opened, there were alot of new recruits before the pandemic, ok, I went in to see the inside and it was nice and when I met the cashier, she was less than enthusiastic to welcome me. I hope that has changed but by getting pickup, they made up for that.
Popeye's should know because of their excellent service I will continue to patronize their establishment.
On a scale of 1-5 with 5 being ecellent, I give Popeye's in Bel Air a 5. Good job Popeyes!
By Chef Woo Can at www.chefwoocan.com