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2021-04-10 9:16:46 PM  
Bridgeton Popeyes employee shoots man in restaurant

That must be the stomach, the stomach is the "restaurant" of the body.
 
2021-04-10 10:00:43 PM  
This is what happens when you tell the boss you'll pay him back Tuesday.
 
2021-04-11 12:26:06 AM  
He blew him down
 
2021-04-11 2:30:10 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: He blew him down


She.

The article is completely lacking in reasons or motivations.
 
2021-04-11 3:31:55 AM  
Sounds like a love triangle.

Also, the employee brought his gun to work??
 
2021-04-11 3:41:16 AM  

jekfark: Sounds like a love triangle.

Also, the employee brought his gun to work??


It's a fast food restaurant in St. Louis. They need that gun in case something like this happens.

Or if they need to make something like this happen.
 
2021-04-11 3:44:06 AM  
So the service industry is starting to take after the police.

Be afraid.
 
2021-04-11 3:46:14 AM  
Hope the cops let the shooter go home after such a traumatic experience. He needs to rest and catch his breath before making a statement....
 
2021-04-11 3:54:16 AM  
Don't bring spinach to a gun fight.
 
2021-04-11 4:02:17 AM  
Having worked in the food industry and having dealt with the endless stream of "Failed Humans" that come into places like that...

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2021-04-11 4:03:28 AM  

NephilimNexus: Having worked in the food industry and having dealt with the endless stream of "Failed Humans" that come into places like that...

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I very much agree with you and Mr. Rock, but this has a vibe of personal drama.
 
2021-04-11 4:11:26 AM  
How Popeyes Be Training They Employees
Youtube pqWkwolb3as
NSFWL
 
2021-04-11 4:14:06 AM  

Bowen: [YouTube video: How Popeyes Be Training They Employees]NSFWL


NSFWL? Not Safe For Whites Language?

That's a thing? Huh.
 
2021-04-11 4:17:17 AM  
😂
 
2021-04-11 4:26:06 AM  
In the eye?
 
2021-04-11 4:32:33 AM  
The victim is black, it must be a HATE CRIME!!! (except if the attacker is also black)
 
2021-04-11 4:51:29 AM  

Alphax: MaudlinMutantMollusk: He blew him down

She.

The article is completely lacking in reasons or motivations.


FTFA: Police believe the shooter, a 17-year-old male, got into an argument involving a female employee and the victim.

So, HE and an argument.
My guess is the victim was harassing the female employee.
 
2021-04-11 4:56:14 AM  
Damn I love Popeyes. I hope homey got to eat one last time. Unless he got dirty rice in which case he can diaf.
 
2021-04-11 5:03:13 AM  

NotARocketScientist: Alphax: MaudlinMutantMollusk: He blew him down

She.

The article is completely lacking in reasons or motivations.

FTFA: Police believe the shooter, a 17-year-old male, got into an argument involving a female employee and the victim.

So, HE and an argument.
My guess is the victim was harassing the female employee.


Ah, that's probably it.

There's certainly more than enough guns going around.  This place is about 2 miles north of where I am now.
 
2021-04-11 5:27:40 AM  
Saw the bastard enter a KFC the other week and they have the nerve to show their disloyal face here now? Popeye's don't play.
 
2021-04-11 5:29:33 AM  
Also, they don't much care for Protestant heathens at Pope Yes.
 
2021-04-11 5:30:12 AM  

jekfark: Sounds like a love triangle.

Also, the employee brought his gun to work??


I bet he found it in the parking lot as he was walking in to work. Since Popeyes doesn't have a safe place to store firearms, he decided to hang on to it until his shift was over. Then he would either return it to the owner if the owner showed up or shoot someone with it if the opportunity presented itself.
 
2021-04-11 5:40:55 AM  

Birnone: jekfark: Sounds like a love triangle.

Also, the employee brought his gun to work??

I bet he found it in the parking lot as he was walking in to work. Since Popeyes doesn't have a safe place to store firearms, he decided to hang on to it until his shift was over. Then he would either return it to the owner if the owner showed up or shoot someone with it if the opportunity presented itself.


Obviously.
 
2021-04-11 6:32:44 AM  
they were fighting over canola oyl, olive's granddaughter
 
2021-04-11 6:44:12 AM  
Guess he ordered it extra spicy.
 
2021-04-11 6:57:48 AM  
Red beans and rice didn't miss her...And she didn't miss him...
 
2021-04-11 6:58:44 AM  

Ragin' Asian: Also, they don't much care for Protestant heathens at Pope Yes.


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2021-04-11 7:08:20 AM  
Love that chicken from Popacap"s
 
2021-04-11 7:15:43 AM  
BLM
 
2021-04-11 7:55:40 AM  
I knew before I saw teh tag it was STL Popeyes.  I used to work in Bridgeton too.  Totally normal.
 
2021-04-11 8:04:29 AM  

aagrajag: Bowen: [YouTube video: How Popeyes Be Training They Employees]NSFWL

NSFWL? Not Safe For Whites Language?

That's a thing? Huh.


No.
 
2021-04-11 8:13:29 AM  

aagrajag: jekfark: Sounds like a love triangle.

Also, the employee brought his gun to work??

It's a fast food restaurant in St. Louis. They need that gun in case something like this happens.

Or if they need to make something like this happen.


See normally I'd be marking that funny.  In this case, it just gets a smart.
 
2021-04-11 9:10:05 AM  
Not Nawlins cooking, but Nawlins behavior, yes.
 
2021-04-11 9:24:49 AM  

Alphax: NotARocketScientist: Alphax: MaudlinMutantMollusk: He blew him down

She.

The article is completely lacking in reasons or motivations.

FTFA: Police believe the shooter, a 17-year-old male, got into an argument involving a female employee and the victim.

So, HE and an argument.
My guess is the victim was harassing the female employee.

Ah, that's probably it.

There's certainly more than enough guns going around.  This place is about 2 miles north of where I am now.


That's impossible. He was armed. I've been assured many times that guns make people polite.
 
2021-04-11 9:27:55 AM  
I will always remember that special, special day, when I arrived home and looked in the Popeye's bag, and to my complete bewildered disbelief, they had actually given me the sauce i asked for.
 
2021-04-11 9:29:41 AM  
Nothing of value was lost.
 
2021-04-11 9:47:08 AM  
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2021-04-11 10:06:19 AM  

Bowen: [YouTube video: How Popeyes Be Training They Employees]NSFWL


I love popeye's chicken.  I've been in several different locations in several cities , and this video accurately describes all of them.
 
2021-04-11 10:14:43 AM  

NephilimNexus: Having worked in the food industry and having dealt with the endless stream of "Failed Humans" that come into places like that...

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Smarted that. Grew up with my dad managing a very popular place and worked (managing and owning) in the industry myself.
 
2021-04-11 10:20:16 AM  
Would you like some lead with that?
 
2021-04-11 10:21:41 AM  

aagrajag: Bowen: [YouTube video: How Popeyes Be Training They Employees]NSFWL

NSFWL? Not Safe For Whites Language?

That's a thing? Huh.


The "'W" stands for "work". Work is that place where a lot of people go in order to perform services and labor in exchange for money instead of crying they are entitled to free stuff.
 
2021-04-11 10:23:13 AM  
I'd like to take this opportunity to once again implore Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen to place some restaurants in the suburbs and rural parts of this country. I love Popeye's. I don't mind driving to the most burnt-out slummy part of the city to find our local Popeye's because I grew up around here and I'm generally cool, but that doesn't mean it's convenient or (if I'm being honest) safe.

There are about a dozen KFCs scattered all over the place around this part of my state, but ONE Popeye's, and it's down the street from an abandoned and rotting hotel turned crack den/hovel for feral dogs (actual dogs, that wasn't an insulting allusion), and a gas station where clerks have been shot for chump change.

And I'm not even saying "put Popeye's in some white communities" - I'm saying that there are black communities that aren't the absolute worst part of town. Head a mile in any direction from that Popeye's and it's still very African American dominant in terms of demographics, but not crime-riddled and county-neglected.

My point is that you can easily find an African American neighborhood where people are proud of their community and where the gangs and petty criminals are discouraged. You don't HAVE to keep dropping your restaurants in the worst corner of the city... But you do. Almost every time I've managed to find a Popeye's it's in the most crime-blighted, rundown part of the city.

Is it because the corporation is cheap and buying up the abandoned, lowest-cost real estate? Is it because you're trying to improve those neighborhoods in your own way? I just don't know. All I know is that when I want some of the best friend chicken available, I have to go to a part of town where leaving my car to enter the restaurant is an actual risk, where the color of my skin puts me in a little more danger than the average Popeye's patron, and where the cops will LAUGH at me if I call them if I'm ever assaulted. And that seems like a weird business move for a restaurant chain.

Maybe this is balanced, though. We've taken so much from African Americans over the centuries that maybe them having the ability to walk into a Popeye's with 25% less risk than my pale ass is a tiny measure of justice. Although I cannot imagine most law-abiding people of the African American community relish driving past that crackhouse hotel, avoiding the feral dogs, and worrying about their own car being stolen or vandalized either, even if it is for Popeye's, which is farking awesome.

Just... Come on. Open a restaurant near the mall or something. Jeez. There's plenty of empty real estate out that way these days. Hell, IN the mall has to be cheap now. I was just there. It's 90% abandoned, and the food court doesn't have a single restaurant with a familiar name. No Taco Bell. No Sbarro. No Arby's. No McDonald's. No Little Caesars. Nothing but Yummy Japan!, Happy Clown Snacks, Harold's Pizza, and a place simply called "TACOS" that does indeed (predictably, maybe) sell tacos.

If Popeye's can't afford a stall among that sad-sack arrangement of restaurants, then I don't know what to say. Maybe the feral crack hotel dogs are the best we can hope for.
 
2021-04-11 10:30:25 AM  

WilderKWight: I'd like to take this opportunity to once again implore Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen to place some restaurants in the suburbs and rural parts of this country. I love Popeye's. I don't mind driving to the most burnt-out slummy part of the city to find our local Popeye's because I grew up around here and I'm generally cool, but that doesn't mean it's convenient or (if I'm being honest) safe.

There are about a dozen KFCs scattered all over the place around this part of my state, but ONE Popeye's, and it's down the street from an abandoned and rotting hotel turned crack den/hovel for feral dogs (actual dogs, that wasn't an insulting allusion), and a gas station where clerks have been shot for chump change.

And I'm not even saying "put Popeye's in some white communities" - I'm saying that there are black communities that aren't the absolute worst part of town. Head a mile in any direction from that Popeye's and it's still very African American dominant in terms of demographics, but not crime-riddled and county-neglected.

My point is that you can easily find an African American neighborhood where people are proud of their community and where the gangs and petty criminals are discouraged. You don't HAVE to keep dropping your restaurants in the worst corner of the city... But you do. Almost every time I've managed to find a Popeye's it's in the most crime-blighted, rundown part of the city.

Is it because the corporation is cheap and buying up the abandoned, lowest-cost real estate? Is it because you're trying to improve those neighborhoods in your own way? I just don't know. All I know is that when I want some of the best friend chicken available, I have to go to a part of town where leaving my car to enter the restaurant is an actual risk, where the color of my skin puts me in a little more danger than the average Popeye's patron, and where the cops will LAUGH at me if I call them if I'm ever assaulted. And that seems like a weird business move for a restaurant chain.

Maybe this is balanced, though. We've taken so much from African Americans over the centuries that maybe them having the ability to walk into a Popeye's with 25% less risk than my pale ass is a tiny measure of justice. Although I cannot imagine most law-abiding people of the African American community relish driving past that crackhouse hotel, avoiding the feral dogs, and worrying about their own car being stolen or vandalized either, even if it is for Popeye's, which is farking awesome.

Just... Come on. Open a restaurant near the mall or something. Jeez. There's plenty of empty real estate out that way these days. Hell, IN the mall has to be cheap now. I was just there. It's 90% abandoned, and the food court doesn't have a single restaurant with a familiar name. No Taco Bell. No Sbarro. No Arby's. No McDonald's. No Little Caesars. Nothing but Yummy Japan!, Happy Clown Snacks, Harold's Pizza, and a place simply called "TACOS" that does indeed (predictably, maybe) sell tacos.

If Popeye's can't afford a stall among that sad-sack arrangement of restaurants, then I don't know what to say. Maybe the feral crack hotel dogs are the best we can hope for.


The kicker is Bridgeton really isn't that bad. It's certainly not "run-down". The area the restaurant is at used to be a mall but they converted it to big-box retail as well as the headquarters for Save-a-lot.

That said, Popeyes is expanding further out into the suburbs here. I live about 10 miles from this Popeyes and they just opened a new one down the street from me.
 
2021-04-11 10:45:26 AM  

WilderKWight: I'd like to take this opportunity to once again implore Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen to place some restaurants in the suburbs and rural parts of this country. I love Popeye's. I don't mind driving to the most burnt-out slummy part of the city to find our local Popeye's because I grew up around here and I'm generally cool, but that doesn't mean it's convenient or (if I'm being honest) safe.

There are about a dozen KFCs scattered all over the place around this part of my state, but ONE Popeye's, and it's down the street from an abandoned and rotting hotel turned crack den/hovel for feral dogs (actual dogs, that wasn't an insulting allusion), and a gas station where clerks have been shot for chump change.

And I'm not even saying "put Popeye's in some white communities" - I'm saying that there are black communities that aren't the absolute worst part of town. Head a mile in any direction from that Popeye's and it's still very African American dominant in terms of demographics, but not crime-riddled and county-neglected.

My point is that you can easily find an African American neighborhood where people are proud of their community and where the gangs and petty criminals are discouraged. You don't HAVE to keep dropping your restaurants in the worst corner of the city... But you do. Almost every time I've managed to find a Popeye's it's in the most crime-blighted, rundown part of the city.

Is it because the corporation is cheap and buying up the abandoned, lowest-cost real estate? Is it because you're trying to improve those neighborhoods in your own way? I just don't know. All I know is that when I want some of the best friend chicken available, I have to go to a part of town where leaving my car to enter the restaurant is an actual risk, where the color of my skin puts me in a little more danger than the average Popeye's patron, and where the cops will LAUGH at me if I call them if I'm ever assaulted. And that seems like a weird business move for a restaurant chain.

Maybe this is balanced, though. We've taken so much from African Americans over the centuries that maybe them having the ability to walk into a Popeye's with 25% less risk than my pale ass is a tiny measure of justice. Although I cannot imagine most law-abiding people of the African American community relish driving past that crackhouse hotel, avoiding the feral dogs, and worrying about their own car being stolen or vandalized either, even if it is for Popeye's, which is farking awesome.

Just... Come on. Open a restaurant near the mall or something. Jeez. There's plenty of empty real estate out that way these days. Hell, IN the mall has to be cheap now. I was just there. It's 90% abandoned, and the food court doesn't have a single restaurant with a familiar name. No Taco Bell. No Sbarro. No Arby's. No McDonald's. No Little Caesars. Nothing but Yummy Japan!, Happy Clown Snacks, Harold's Pizza, and a place simply called "TACOS" that does indeed (predictably, maybe) sell tacos.

If Popeye's can't afford a stall among that sad-sack arrangement of restaurants, then I don't know what to say. Maybe the feral crack hotel dogs are the best we can hope for.


I don't know... I live in a county frequently quoted as having the best of everything in my state (yes you can read that as rich and white), and we have several Popeye's here. Including a new one right next to the largest outlet mall in our state.

What I'm saying is, we ain't the 'hood, yet we getting good biscuits.
 
2021-04-11 11:14:50 AM  

GreenSun: The victim is black, it must be a HATE CRIME!!! (except if the attacker is also black)


So it's obviously not a hate crime, but feel a need to always be outraged anyway.
 
2021-04-11 11:33:30 AM  

WilderKWight: I'd like to take this opportunity to once again implore Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen to place some restaurants in the suburbs and rural parts of this country. I love Popeye's. I don't mind driving to the most burnt-out slummy part of the city to find our local Popeye's because I grew up around here and I'm generally cool, but that doesn't mean it's convenient or (if I'm being honest) safe.

There are about a dozen KFCs scattered all over the place around this part of my state, but ONE Popeye's, and it's down the street from an abandoned and rotting hotel turned crack den/hovel for feral dogs (actual dogs, that wasn't an insulting allusion), and a gas station where clerks have been shot for chump change.



Where I lived in Las Vegas, there were three Popeye's on my commute, two on Nellis, and then the one that shares the Burger King building inside Nellis.  The two on Nellis, of course, are dicey, but I never had problems at either of them.  But I've also done landscaping work at business properties all along Nellis, Sahara, and Boulder Highway and never felt a need to arm myself.  Although, I can imagine someone who's already carrying a running hedge trimmer or a pole saw isn't what a mugger would consider a "target of opportunity".
 
2021-04-11 11:52:08 AM  
I live in a Chicago suburb and we have a Popeye's and the workers there are just fine. And when I worked in the Loop, I would get Popeye's for lunch every so often and those people were pleasant, too. So I don't understand what's going on in other parts of the country and why there's this rep for crazy behavior.
 
2021-04-11 12:16:49 PM  

zimbomba67: I live in a Chicago suburb and we have a Popeye's and the workers there are just fine. And when I worked in the Loop, I would get Popeye's for lunch every so often and those people were pleasant, too. So I don't understand what's going on in other parts of the country and why there's this rep for crazy behavior.


Popeyes is a franchise operation.  The idea is that there are different owners in different locations managing their local Popeyes locations while corporate provides the materials like food contracts, plastic wear, promotional materials.  My point is just that there are different people running those stores and making hiring and firing decisions and the difference is apparent.

My local Wendy's are all crap, but the next town over they are fine.  Different owners(management), different results.
 
2021-04-11 1:31:50 PM  

JustHereForThePics: I don't know... I live in a county frequently quoted as having the best of everything in my state (yes you can read that as rich and white), and we have several Popeye's here. Including a new one right next to the largest outlet mall in our state.

What I'm saying is, we ain't the 'hood, yet we getting good biscuits.


So apparently this is just a Michigan phenomenon. POPEYE'S HATES MICHIGAN.
 
2021-04-11 2:38:28 PM  

WilderKWight: JustHereForThePics: I don't know... I live in a county frequently quoted as having the best of everything in my state (yes you can read that as rich and white), and we have several Popeye's here. Including a new one right next to the largest outlet mall in our state.

What I'm saying is, we ain't the 'hood, yet we getting good biscuits.

So apparently this is just a Michigan phenomenon. POPEYE'S HATES MICHIGAN.


I'm in Michigan, and there's a Popeye's attached to a truck stop about 5 miles away at the nearest interstate.  Went there yesterday on the way back from the hardware store.
 
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