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Popeyes responds to viral TikTok trend by adding 'Girl Dinner' meal to its menu

Popeyes has joined in on the viral "girl dinner" TikTok trend by adding a new offering to the fast food chain's menu — with viewers rallying in support of the new menu item.

TikTok has inspired users with a new trend called "Girl Dinner," but the app's users are not the only ones trying out this viral fad.

Popeyes has come out with a new menu item based on the viral "Girl Dinner" trend that has been circulating on TikTok.

The #girldinner has over 488.7 million views on the social media app. Each video depicts Gen Z women preparing "meals" made up of smaller portions or a concerning lack of calories, as Fox News Digital reported previously.

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The trend comes in many different forms.

Some "girl dinners" look like charcuterie boards with bread, crackers, cheese and cured meats, while others include popcorn paired with wine or a single jar of peanut butter

The chicken fast food chain's "Girl Dinner" meal is made up of different sides that the restaurant offers — no chicken offered.

The "meal" includes the chain's regular side dishes: homestyle mac & cheese, Cajun fries, mashed potatoes with Cajun gravy, red beans & rice, coleslaw and à la carte biscuits.

Some viewers responded to the food chain's TikTok by expressing their excitement about the new addition.

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"Everyone looks at me crazy when I order mashed potatoes and fries. I feel validated," one viewer commented.

"I'm so confused. It's just all the sides … no?" another wrote. 

"It's girl dinner," Popeyes replied, adding a winky face emoji.

"Whoever did this deserves a raise," another TikToker commented.

While fans are in support of the viral trend, "girl dinners" in general have raised some concern among nutritionists and dietitians.

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Some in the medical field have noted the lack of substantial nutrition that comes with the so-called "meals," as Fox News Digital reported recently.

The small portions of "girl dinners" that look more like snacks are not enough to stand alone as a meal and may lead to harmful habits down the line, some medical professionals noted.

The trend has sparked debate — but that has not stopped social media users from showing others how they prepare their very own "girl dinner."

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Fox News Digital reached out to Popeyes for comment about its new "Girl Dinner" offering but didn't hear back by time of publication. 

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