Here are some things you may think of when you hear the word “Popeyes“: chicken, chicken tenders, chicken sandwiches.
Here are some things you’re probably less likely to think of: high-tech computers, postmodern architecture, ice cream sundaes.
If you’re in Spain, though, the latter might actually be more true. A TikTok user is going viral after touring one of the chain’s locations in Madrid.
The restaurant, which has several key differences from its American counterpart, made plenty of Popeyes fans jealous.
It’s all thanks to Elliot Norris, who toured the restaurant in mid-September. His video of the store’s interior shows clean, industrial-looking decorations, touch-screen ordering and plenty of new menu items.
Norris’ video shows that the menu features plenty of desserts, including milkshakes, sundaes and soft serve. There were also all kinds of new entrees, like “buffalo garlic fries” and an assortment of “completely different sauces.”
“They don’t have any of these in the U.S.,” Norris says in his clip.
In a follow-up video, Norris gives the menu a spin. He tries out the Spanish version of the chain’s now-famous chicken sandwich, which he said was smaller but “way juicier” than its American version.
Overall, TikTok users seemed jealous. Many called the Spanish Popeyes “amazing” or said it looked “much better” than those in the U.S.
“The U.S. needs to seriously step up their game,” one user wrote.
“Omg I would’ve wanted one of everything,” another added.
“America could never!” another wrote.
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