I'm going to answer that age old question for you, "Why did the chicken cross the road?"
To get to Popeyes Fried Chicken restaurant, silly! Yes, this is a real picture from my hometown - Oviedo, Florida. There is a chicken crossing sign in the Popeyes Fried Chicken restaurant's parking lot. You see our little town is known for the 30-40 wild chickens that have inhabited the town for the past 30 years. Some say it all started when a shipment of chicks got loose from the local feed store years ago. The chickens wander about town including loitering in the Popeye's parking lot! They just don't understand the irony.
So, I took the kids to Popeyes the other evening after basketball and volleyball practice. The chickens never disappoint here. They are always loitering around the parking lot. Here we are at the drive through placing our order. Sure enough the old "Rusty Rooster" himself is meandering between the cars.
As we pull up, you can get a better look. It is a bit ironic to have to repeat your order for a bucket of fried chicken because the rooster is crowing so loudly at the drive thru they can't hear you!
"Hello, ladies." Looks like a three piece meal to me (lol). All of these pictures were taken while I was sitting in the driver's seat of my car in the drive thru. The service is notoriously slow here, which is kind of funny. The kids always say, "Do they have to catch a chicken to fill our order?" I spent my time productively by leaning out my window and across my husband's lap to snap pictures of these guys for my blog. People probably thought we were from out of town. There are just so many of them you don't even have to get out of the car. It's the Oviedo safari.
I'm no chicken expert but I think my rusty rooster has some competition headed his way. These guys just popped over from the credit union. A few of them have actually wandered into the bank in the past.
So, now you know. The chicken crossed the road to get to Popeyes. Oh, the irony of it all....Thanks for visiting. I hope you enjoyed the story of our town and its famous chickens.