LONG BEACH, Calif. (CBS) –– A California restaurant is embroiled in a fried chicken controversy.

The owner of Sweet Dixie Kitchen admits to re-heating Popeyes chicken and using it in some of her dishes.

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Kimberly Sanchez is now getting backlash after a customer noticed Popeyes boxes in the kitchen and gave Sweet Dixie a bad review on Yelp.

“My kitchen isn’t set up for frying,” said Sanchez.

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Sanchez says she has never kept it a secret that she uses Popeyes.

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“We didn’t do anything wrong,” said Sanchez. “I did something I thought was the best product I could bring in anywhere, anywhere.”

Sanchez says she asked Popeyes for approval but hasn’t heard back.

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Each re-heated chicken dish costs $13 and comes with waffles.