Popeyes’ new Thanksgiving meal might be easier to find than its chicken sandwich

At least a few social media users were excited by that prospect

While Popeyes’ wildly popular chicken sandwich may still be hard to find, the fast-food giant has something else in store for Thanksgiving: full-sized Cajun-style turkeys.

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The restaurant said it will again offer its Cajun Style Turkey, precooked and hand rubbed with Louisiana seasoning. Prices start at $39.99 for the 13-pound-to-16-pound birds, Thrillist noted.

Patrons can preorder the flash-fried turkeys in person or over the phone at participating U.S. locations, according to MSN Lifestyle, and thaw and reheat them in the oven after they're delivered.

At least a few social media users were excited by that idea: “I’d actually Venmo you if you got the Cajun Turkey from Popeyes - the finest bird establishment in the land,” @CLueHeywood wrote on Twitter. “Please know that the best thing at @PopeyesChicken isn’t the chicken sandwich. It’s the Cajun Fried Turkey,” @doncmleon tweeted.

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Popeyes’ Thanksgiving offering is one several coming for the holidays: Subway is offering free delivery this week to anyone who wants sandwiches for Thanksgiving. Boston Market stores will be open Nov. 28 with a carousel of delivery and takeout options. And Tim Hortons is rolling out a festive lineup of new food and drinks.

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And the holiday spotlight this year could make sense for these brands, too, considering Americans were projected to spend a whopping $968 million in 2019 on turkeys alone.

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Restaurant Brands International’s stock is up more than 16 percent on the year. In addition to Popeyes, the company owns Burger King and Tim Hortons.

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