Why does Popeye's always make me sick? And before anyone tries... No, it's not because it's greasy fried chicken. No, it's not salmonella or other food poisoning. The people I'm with never get sick. 15 years ago I tried Popeye's spicy chicken strips, mashed potatoes and gravy, biscuit. I spent the rest of the day leaking profusely from both ends. I thought maybe it was just undercooked or bad chicken. I tried again a few months later. Same thing. So I didn't eat Popeyes for a good 15 years... until recently, I was working at a remote jobsite and it was the only thing around. I got the spicy chicken sandwich, red beans and rice. It was great and I was fine! A couple weeks later, I got the same thing. I thought it was going so well... I was glad to be able to eat this terrible fast food... that for so long I thought I couldn't handle. Until today. I got the spicy chicken sandwich but instead of the red beans and rice I got the mashed potatoes.... and here I write this from the bathroom... both ends. Maybe it's the mashed potatoes and gravy?