EXCLUSIVEMr. T has poultry priorities ... which is why he made sure to visit a fried chicken staple in New Orleans Friday -- and he came bearing gifts.
The folks at Willie Mae's Scotch House tell us the 80's icon passed out "Mr. T in Your Pocket" key chains to the staff ... and took pics with all comers.
We're told T and his party ordered fried chicken, catfish, red rice and beans ... costing a grand total of $60 -- plus a $25 tip.
Damn right, fool.