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You Can Get Your Thanksgiving Turkey at Popeyes—And It's Time to Order It Now

The bird is cooked with the chain's signature cajun seasonings.

If your family celebrates Thanksgiving, you're likely used to eating roasted turkey and vegetables on the November holiday. But if you don't want to go through the hassle of roasting a whole turkey at home, there are more time-saving options than ever for getting that turkey on the table. And one of them comes from a major fast-food chicken chain: Popeyes Thanksgiving turkeys are a thing, and they're already available for preorder.

Popeyes joins places like Whole Foods and even Bojangles' in offering pre-cooked turkeys. If you want to eat at home without the stress of roasting a bird, this could be a great option.

What is the Popeyes Thanksgiving turkey like?

As with the chain's fried chicken, this "cajun style turkey" is packed with seasonings and flavor. The turkeys, which fall between 13 and 16 pounds, are cooked and frozen, so all you'll need to do is defrost one on Thanksgiving. No more second-guessing your basting skills—Popeyes will do all the work for you. You'll still have to heat up your oven to get the turkey nice and warm, of course, but you can rest easy knowing that it's already fully-cooked.

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How can you order the Popeyes Thanksgiving turkey?

There's no online order form for this delicacy, so you'll have to do things the old-fashioned way. You can pre-order a Thanksgiving turkey by calling your local restaurant or by placing an order in-person. And you might want to do so sooner rather than later. After all, the last thing anyone wants is for the turkeys to vanish like the Popeyes chicken sandwich before you've even had a chance to try it.

If all of this sounds good to you, you can pre-order a Popeyes Thanksgiving turkey right now for $39.99. And if you want some Popeyes sides, like mac and cheese or red beans and rice, to go along with your turkey, don't worry. While you can't preorder the side dishes, you can purchase them from the restaurant when you go to pick up your turkey. It may not be a "traditional" Thanksgiving meal, but it's definitely a delicious one.

Meghan De Maria
Meghan De Maria is a senior editor at Eat This, Not That!, specializing in food, product, and restaurant coverage. Read more about Meghan