NEW ORLEANS - It's National Fried Chicken Day!
Celebrate. Eat. Enjoy.
Fried chicken is almost a food group itself it's such a big part of the American diet. In fact, people around the world love it, too.
Speaking of fried chicken and not just on one day, but every day and any day of the year, there's a lovely lady who has something to say.
Actually, she has something, to sing.
WGNO News with a Twist features guy Wild Bill Wood was just waiting in a car, in line at Popeyes when fried chicken was suddenly served up with a serenade on the side.
That's because when you drive through this one Popeyes drive-thru, a concert comes right into your car.
Wild Bill is in the drive-thru in good company. He's in the car with a New Orleans lady named Joyce and two others when they notice something about the lady they hear through the speaker.
They notice her voice. It's good. Really good.
She is Cynthia Carter. She's the lady in the drive-thru.
Cynthia is the lady who sings the menu from the drive-thru.
She's been performing on this same stage for, ready for this, 30 years!
That's a lot of two-piece combos with red beans and rice, mashed potatoes or fries!
Cynthia started singing, three decades ago, when a customer in line, just started singing to her.
Cynthia responded back, by singing.
And she's been singing ever since.
Cynthia sings the whole menu from side dishes all the way down to desserts.
And it's from the car, the car Joyce and Wild Bill and two others notice who Cynthia Carter sounds like.
"She sounds like Patti LaBelle," they say from their front seat waiting for their order to come up at the window.
She's the "Popeyes' Patti LaBelle" belting out the menu one note at a time.
No need to read what's cooking at this Popeyes. All you have to do is listen to the lullaby of the lady who makes fried chicken, fine dining.
If you want to see Cynthia Carter. If you want to hear Cynthia Carter, her stage is the Popeyes in Kenner, Louisiana. It's at 3016 Loyola Drive.
Cynthia is waiting for you to order.