Popeyes transforms its restaurants into Mardi Gras floats

Popeyes transforms its restaurants into Mardi Gras floats, photo provided by Popeyes
Popeyes transforms its restaurants into Mardi Gras floats, photo provided by Popeyes /

While everyone loves that chicken from Popeyes, the Louisiana Kitchen is celebrating its Mardi Gras spirit in an elaborate way this year. Although the traditional Mardi Gras parades might be parked this year, some Popeyes restaurants have been transformed into a Mardi Gras float. These artistic interpretations will definitely keep the good times rolling.

Usually the time leading up to Fat Tuesday is one of the most vibrant celebrations in New Orleans. This year, the colorful floats, rhythmic beats and piles of beads have been shelved. While party goers miss the festivities, the city, the culture and the businesses are suffering.

As the Louisiana Kitchen, Popeyes is giving those immersed in the Mardi Gras culture some positive vibes. Select restaurants in New Orleans will be transformed into Mardi Gras parade floats on Fat Tuesday, February 16.

Check out how Popeyes is keeping the Mardi Gras spirit rolling this year.

The specially designed restaurants were decorated by Kern Studios/Mardi Gras World. The iconic companies have been the creative minds behind many infamous Mardi Gras floats. This collaboration gives some employment opportunities to Mardi Gras workers who were impacted by the city’s cancellation.

While the restaurants’ transformations stand as a visual reminder of the spirit and strength of the local community, Popeyes is giving customers an opportunity to bring a little of that New Orleans celebration home. With a small drink purchase, guests will receive a limited edition Mardi Gras cup. The special cup has infamous sayings like, It’s just Tuesday everywhere else” and “Battered, Breaded & Beaded.” The limited edition cups are available while supplies last.

Even if you are not in the New Orleans area, a trip to Popeyes can bring a taste of the celebration home. From the chocolate beignets to some red beans and rice, those Louisiana flavors will always keep the good times rolling.

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Are you celebrating Mardi Gras this year? What is your favorite Louisiana dish?