Fried-chicken lovers, rejoice. Today Uber Eats will begin delivery service for all 19 Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen locations in South Florida. That means you'll be able to get crispy chicken, hot biscuits, and red beans sent straight to your door through Uber Eats' website or mobile app.
According to Uber Eats delivery data, orders for fried chicken have risen by 54 percent in the past year. The company saw an 83 percent spike in orders for biscuits too. In addition to Miami, the partnership will offer delivery for Popeyes restaurants in Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C.
Uber Eats will deliver to areas throughout Miami-Dade and Broward where a Popeyes is in range. Miami-area neighborhoods to be serviced include North Miami, Little Haiti, West Little River, and Carol City.
"Fried chicken is one of the most-searched foods in the Uber Eats app," says Juan Pablo Restrepo, Uber Eats' Florida general manager. "We're excited to expand our reach and deliver what people have been craving."
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Popeyes, a New Orleans-based chain founded in 1972, has distinguished itself with a menu of spicy fried chicken, tenders, and fried shrimp. It's become one of the world's largest fast-food chicken chains, with more than 2,900 restaurants around the globe.
Since Uber Eats launched in Miami nearly two years ago, the service has added hundreds of restaurants to its database, including MDoughW, Mandolin Aegean Bistro, and Bocce.
Looking back at its time in Miami, Uber Eats reviewed users' order history and found that the most-ordered item on Sundays is a poke bowl and miso soup combo from Poke 305, while the Salty Donut's traditional glazed buttermilk variety is the most popular doughnut in the county. On average, Night Owl Cookie Co.'s cookie and cream is the most ordered item at midnight.
When it comes to fried chicken, the most popular day and time to order is Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m., according to Uber Eats' data.