Popeyes offers 59-cent special to celebrate 50 years

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Popeyes is going back to the beginning. 

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Popeyes is selling its 2-piece Signature Chicken for just 59 cents. 

That’s the same price when Popeyes first opened in 1972, according to social media posts from the fast food chain.

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In order to get the 2-piece chicken deal, customers need to register for a Popeyes account and spend a minimum of $5. 

 
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The chicken has to be ordered on the Popeyes app or website and can only be ordered for in-store pickup – not delivery –, according to the terms of the deal. 

The deal is available until June 19. 

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The first Popeyes – which was originally called "Chicken on the Run" – was opened in a New Orleans suburb in 1972 by Alvin C. Copeland Sr., according to the Popeyes website. 

Popeyes is offering its 2-piece Signature Chicken for 59 cents to celebrate its 50th anniversary.  (iStock / iStock)

The chain opened its first franchise location in 1976 in Louisiana.

Today, Popeyes has 2,806 locations in the U.S., according to the company website. 

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