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Popeyes gifts $10,000 in food to Family Feud contestant after viral gaffe

Popeye's gifts $10,000 in food to Family Feud contestant after viral gaffe
Posted at 12:51 PM, Jan 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-13 12:59:47-05

A Canadian woman who lost out on $10,000 and earned viral infamy on Canada's Family Feud can rest a little easier thanks to fast-food chain Popeyes.

With the DuBois family and the Tomlin family tied after three rounds, a representative for each family stepped forward to answer a sudden-death, winner-take-all question. Whoever correctly answered the question first would win the game for their family, earning a $10,000 prize and the chance to play "Fast Money" for bonus cash.

The question: What is Popeye's favorite food?

To nearly everyone watching at home, the answer was obvious — Popeye the Sailor Man, the iconic cartoon character, loves spinach because it gives him super strength.

Eve, the representative for the DuBois family, was quick to the buzzer. But "spinach" wasn't her answer. Not only did she guess "chicken," but she did so with a confident dance.

After a laugh from the show host Gerry Dee and a roar from the crowd, Logan — the representative for the Tomlin family — correctly guessed spinach.

Who could really blame Eve? Anyone with an internet connection in 2019 probably had Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen on their mind a lot, after the chain's chicken sandwich went viral and quickly sold out, sparking long lines and even deadly fights.

Luckily, all was not lost for Eve and the DuBois family. Popeyes tracked down Eve's Twitter account and tweeted Friday that it was presenting her with $10,000 worth of Popeye's chicken.

As for Eve, she seems to be taking her gaffe in stride.

Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.