If you’ve been looking forward to holiday bites all year long, you might be wondering how the coronavirus pandemic will affect your annual Friendsgiving. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises against large gatherings with people outside your home, but that doesn’t mean tasty bites will have to wait until next year. As you plan your virtual get-together, Popeyes’ famous Cajun Style Turkey is back for the third year in a row to make meal prep so easy.
As you plan any Friendsgiving celebrations this year, you’ll first want to keep in mind the CDC’s recommendation for virtual gatherings as of Oct. 19, which are labeled as low risk. A physically distanced small outdoors gathering where everyone brings their own food is a moderate risk activity, according to the CDC. Once you have your COVID-19 safety precautions in place, it’s time to move to the menu. Popeyes' pre-cooked Cajun Style Turkey has become a fan-favorite, because all you'll need to do is heat it up and serve it. Popeyes brought back the Cajun Style Turkey for pre-order in mid-October, and the pricing starts at $39.99.
According to Popeyes, the turkey is "hand-rubbed and infused with zesty Louisiana-style seasonings." And don't worry about making too much for fewer guests this year, because the turkey is big enough to have plenty of leftovers, weighing in at 13 to 16 pounds after it’s cooked.
If you're sold on the Cajun Style Turkey, you should pre-order one at a participating Popeyes location ASAP, because they sell out quickly. As of Oct. 19, some stores have Cajun Style Turkeys available to take home, but if your local Popeye’s doesn’t have the turkeys in yet, pre-order one to pick it up later or schedule a pickup date.
When you pick up your Cajun Style Turkey from Popeyes, make sure you follow the coronavirus safety recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as of Sept. 11. While you’re out, wear a mask, maintain social distancing where possible, and make sure you wash your hands after handling your to-go packaging.
If you think you’re showing symptoms of coronavirus, which include fever, shortness of breath, and cough, call your doctor before going to get tested. If you’re anxious about the virus’s spread in your community, visit the CDC for up-to-date information and resources, or seek out mental health support. You can find all Elite Daily's coverage of coronavirus here.
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