Exchange-Exclusive Healthy Salad Available at Popeyes

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DALLAS – As part of its BE FIT initiative, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is now offering an Exchange-exclusive, healthy salad at select Popeyes locations in the continental United States.

The signature blackened chicken salad, which contains only 300 calories and 14 grams of fat, was created exclusively for the Exchange by Popeyes as part of the Exchange’s “Better for You” meal options. After a test run at Fort Campbell in 2013 and consumer feedback surveys last year, the salads launched at the end of 2014 and are now part of the regular menu offerings at Popeyes.

“The military is focused on fit minds and bodies to ensure top performance,” said Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Sean Applegate, Exchange senior enlisted advisor. “By introducing better-for-you dining options, the Exchange is actively supporting healthy lifestyles.” 

Popeyes, which operates at 43 Exchange locations in the continental United States, also offers its Louisiana Live Well menu with 20 items, all 350 calories or less. 

BE FIT is a program that offers healthier choices to authorized shoppers in the Exchange’s Main Stores, Expresses, vending machines, food courts and school meal program. It also covers athletic apparel and workout equipment in an effort to promote a healthier mind and body.

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The Army & Air Force Exchange Service goes where Soldiers, Airmen and their families go to improve the quality of their lives through goods and services provided. Exchange earnings provide dividends to support military morale, welfare and recreation programs. The Exchange is part of the Department of Defense and is directed by a Board of Directors, responsible to the Secretaries of the Army and Air Force through the Chiefs of Staff.  To find out more about the Exchange history and mission or to view recent press releases please visit our Web site at http://www.shopmyexchange.com or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ExchangePAO.

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For more information or to schedule an interview with an Exchange representative please contact Chris Ward, 214-312-2714 or [email protected]