Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits Interview Questions & Tips

Company Overview

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen operates one of the most lucrative and recognizable fast food establishments in the industry. The company maintains more than 1,800 restaurants in the United States and 22 countries internationally. The fast food company maintains a staff consisting of various crew members, cooks, cashiers, and restaurant managers. As Popeyes continues to grow and open new locations, more employment opportunities may surface, as well. For hiring consideration, job hopefuls must successfully complete the interview process.

One-On-One Interviews

Most applicants face a one-on-one job interview after submitting all of the initial hiring materials. Attend the interview on time and dressed appropriately for the occasion. While not exactly a formal affair, the job interview reveals which candidates plan on treating the event professionally and dressing up. How effectively a potential hire communicates during the interview will also influence the hiring process. By using complete sentences, coherent thoughts, and proper body language, even the most inexperienced worker may have a chance at starting a job with Popeyes.

Possible Interview Topics

Applicants face many standard and unusual questions during the interview process. For example, expect several questions related to good customer service. Popeyes managers will place applicants into several real-life situations that require a resolution with good judgment. Interviewers also ask most applicants about personal strengths and weaknesses and work experience. Candidates should expect to talk about the desired position and whether the applicants feel comfortable performing all of the required duties.

Follow Up After the Interview

Applicants may be hired on the spot if their qualities and personalities win over the interviewer. However, depending on the position, Popeyes generally takes between one and five days to notify candidates of employment offers. Interviewees are encouraged to stay in contact following the session. If an applicant has not heard back in a few days, a simple phone call to asking about hiring status may be sufficient.

Popeyes Cashier Interview Video

Video Transcript

Interviewer: Please describe your job title and primary duties.
Popeyes Employee: At Popeyes, I was a cashier at the front line, and then also on the drive-thru.

Interviewer: What was the work environment like?
Popeyes Employee: It was nice. It was a lot calmer, and you’re just taking orders, packing up the orders, and giving them to people.

Interviewer: Please describe a typical day as an employee.
Popeyes Employee: You come in, you count the drawer down, make sure the line is all stocked up with food. You sort the chicken and make sure stuff is in the warmer and everything, and take orders and make sure the restaurant area is nice and clean and tidy.

Interviewer: How would you describe the application and interview process?
Popeyes Employee: I just went in, talked to the manager, and asked for an application. Then, I came in for another interview, then I was hired, and I didn’t start for a week.

Interviewer: What questions did the interviewer ask during the job interview?
Popeyes Employee: They asked me about my strength and weaknesses, past experience, why I thought I would be good there, why I’d be a good fit.

Interviewer: What set you apart from other candidates?
Popeyes Employee: Just being very enthusiastic and really wanting the job, because I really needed the job at the time, and expressing that I was willing to start as soon as possible.

Interviewer: What other advice would you give to a job seeker looking to gain employment?
Popeyes Employee: I would just say talk to the manager and let them know about your past experience. That would make you a good candidate for the job.


  • Sasha says:

    what kind of questions do they ask? How long does it usually take for them to contact you after you send your applcation form to them?

  • Tiffany says:

    they will probably ask about your life, school, jobs you had before, etc. They took just a few days to schedule my interview after I gave them my application form.

  • Cullen Malvo says:

    how long does it take them to hire you

  • Hopeful says:

    Do they drug test? I don’t do drugs but.my best friend does and she needs to get a job!

    • jessie shorb says:

      No they do not drug test, unless you get hurt on the job or they have a feeling that you are doing drugs or come to work under the influence.

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