“Hot Girl” Megan Thee Stallion just dropped a collaboration with Popeyes and it does not disappoint! The Texas Southern University student will not only have her own sauce, but she will make history as leading the first partnership where Popeye’s ever has offered a house-made addition to its pre-existing chicken sandwich. Learn about her new Popeyes franchise ownership, merch and more in the full story from Carlie Kollath Wells at NOLA.com.
Popeyes announced it will partner with singer Megan Thee Stallion to promote a new hot sauce and sell merchandise.The commercial for the collab dropped Thursday and has a Western theme. The full “music style short form film” features Megan’s alter ego stealing her hottie sauce and chasing it from her hometown of Houston to Popeyes hometown of New Orleans, company officials said.
Rapper Megan Thee Stallion is now a Popeyes franchise owner, the two said Thursday while announcing a new collaboration.
They are launching a new sauce too — Megan Thee Hottie Sauce — along with co-branded merchandise.
Popeyes did not say where Megan’s franchise is or if it is open already.
The new sauce is made with honey, cider vinegar and Aleppo pepper, and “flaunts a sweet, yet bold flavor with a hint of spice, inspired by Megan’s sassy personality,” Popeyes said in a statement.
The “hottie” sauce will be available Oct. 19 as an option for the restaurant’s chicken sandwich and its new chicken nuggets, which were added to the menu earlier this year.
‘A lot in common’
It’s the first time Popeyes has released a variation on its popular chicken sandwich, officials said.
“We have a lot in common with Megan Thee Stallion — from our southern roots, to our shared love for flavor with a lot of spice, she embodies the proud, spirited, joyful and big-hearted personality we embrace with our food and heritage,” Bruno Cardinali, chief marketing officer for Popeyes, said in a statement.
Megan also has partnered with Popeyes for a product line, which includes bikinis, Popeyes chicken tenders plush dog toys, shirts, hats and tumblers.
The commercial for the collab dropped Thursday and has a Western theme. The full “music style short form film” features Megan’s alter ego stealing her hottie sauce and chasing it from her hometown of Houston to Popeyes hometown of New Orleans, company officials said.
The sauce will be available for a limited time, Popeyes said. Here’s the website for the collaboration.