Popeyes’ Chicken Sandwich


Kendall Moy

On August 12, 2019, Popeyes came out with their new chicken sandwich.

People all over the internet went crazy over how good this sandwich tasted, and it sparked a giant debate about whether it is better than Chick-Fil-A’s famous, top-rated, spicy chicken deluxe sandwich. The whole craze started on Twitter,  and even Wendy’s social media team got into the mix by tweeting, “Y’all out here fighting about which of these fools has the second-best chicken sandwich”. Customers were packing every possible Popeyes location to see what this sandwich was really about. People were posting on Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, etc. about how delicious it is. Popeyes’ workers were extremely overwhelmed, becoming stressed out and very irritable because of the tough workload. One employee even posted a viral video telling people to stop coming to Popeyes and ordering the sandwich.

The chicken sandwich started to sell rapidly, to the point it sold out in multiple states. 16 days after the launch, Popeyes announced that they were officially sold out of the sandwiches nationwide. This upset many people to the point that customers were jumping over counters, crawling through drive-thru windows, pulling out guns, and starting fights to get this sandwich. Popeyes stated that the sandwiches would be back, but as of now, the release date is uncertain.

Is all the hype over the sandwich worth it? Is it really as good as everyone claims? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!