The long, painful wait without chicken is over: Popeyes officially returns its baked chicken sandwich on Sunday, November 3, after it was sold out this summer throughout the country.
The restaurant chain announced today that after three months of waiting, it is finally ready to supply locations in the US with the shockingly popular menu item.
Moreover, it comes back on Sunday in a movement towards rival Chick-fil-A chain, which is closed on Sunday.
Available soon! Popeyes is returning his chicken sandwich after it has sold out throughout the country this summer
Joke is on them! The chain hit Chick-fil-A with the news and announced a release on Sunday – when the rival is closed
In August, the fried chicken chain announced it was a baked chicken sandwich for the first time – and it turned out to be so incredibly popular that restaurants sold out quickly, causing disappointed customers to complain on social media, storming franchises and even suing the company.
On October 28, the chain issued a press release that read only: & # 39; I am back & # 39; together with an advertisement emphasizing that the chain is open on Sunday when Chick-fil-A is closed.
The news sent Twitter users quickly into a collapse and earned more than 50,000 likes in just seven hours.
& # 39; I'm already in line, & # 39; one fan wrote while another tweeted: & # 39; I might as well queue up. & # 39;
& # 39; On the same day that @ChickfilA is closed. Wilde, & another one said.
Several GIF & # 39; s posted to illustrate their excitement about the news, while others joked.
& # 39; I would literally fight for a child, & # 39; someone said.
Woohoo! Social media users are enthusiastic about the news
& # 39; I tried to pretend that I am not excited that the Popeyes Sandwich is finally coming back, but this tweet is proof that I am losing that fight & # 39 ;, another said.
& # 39; If you see me pushing people to finally try this Popeyes sandwich, watch YA DAMN BUSINESS, & # 39; said a third.
And another one wrote: & # 39; If you THINK that I am about to do my very best to finally get this Popeyes chicken sandwich, that on Sunday, you are absolutely right. & # 39;
The official news comes days after a business owner operating 150 locations was notified Bloomberg that the sandwich is coming back and that 400 new employees have been hired nationwide to tackle the influx of customers.
Franchise owner Guillermo Perales admitted that the chain was not prepared for how much in demand the sandwich would be.
& # 39; The first time they were not ready, & # 39; said Perales, whose Sun Holdings Inc. also owns several Burger King, Krispy Kreme and the restaurants of Arby.
& # 39; Our franchisees have been working on more staff. We have worked hard to bring the sandwich back to our restaurants quickly because we know that our guests are anxiously expecting the return, & # 39; added Restaurant Brands International in a statement.
Popular: dozens of Twitter users have expressed the happiness of trying the sandwich for the first time
Diners went wild from the sandwich when it was first released, which meant the first time in 45 years that the restaurant offered a sandwich.
It was sold for $ 3.99 and was made with a buttermilk-battered and hand-breaded chicken fillet of white meat with barrel-cured pickles among a roasted brioche pleasure.
Customers had the option to cover that with mayonnaise or spiced Cajun spread.
& # 39; Oh yes, that spicy chicken sandwich with Popeyes? 111111111% worth the hype & # 39 ;, a person wrote on Twitter shortly after the release.
& # 39; My body went limp after the first bite, but I'm a bit dramatic so … Also better than Chick-fil-A. That is no exaggeration. Try it with a black sauce of ranch dip sauce. & # 39;
Another read: & # 39; The Popeyes Spicy Chicken Sandwich is so good that I write it for President in 2020. & # 39;
Go, go, go! Customers were disappointed when it sold out quickly
So sad, so hungry … Several disappointed customers shared plates in their restaurants and announced that there were no more sandwiches
Prior to recording: Gayle King revealed that she had to try 15 different Popeyes locations looking for the new baked chicken sandwich, and she still left empty-handed
& # 39; We also called Fifteen locations how do you get to that sandwich on Sunday ??? !!!! May need therapy to recover, & she said
Customers quickly lined up and grabbed every last sandwich and left stores behind to place signs with sold-out status.
Even Gayle King went to Instagram to complain that she couldn't get one.
& # 39; We are SO psyched today cousin @ cameronharrison6 ready to taste THEEE CHICKEN sandwich @ popeyeslouisianakitchen, & # 39; she wrote.
& # 39; Whomp whomp, & # 39; she added, and also posted a photo of a sign that was placed outside, announcing that a store was sold out.
& # 39; We also called Fifteen locations how do you get to that sandwich on Sunday ??? !!!! May need therapy to recover. & # 39;
She later told about the search at CBS this morning and said: & # 39; I swear, I'm going to find that damn chicken sandwich today. & # 39;
Yikes! At the end of August a furious Popeyes customer climbed through a drive-thru window before arguing with three employees when he heard the sandwich was sold out
Although Gayle was a bit upset, other customers have been furious.
At the end of August, a furious Popeyes customer climbed through a drive-thru window before arguing with three employees when he heard the sandwich was sold out.
Video and images of other Popeyes restaurant fights were also created online.
At the beginning of September a group of diners in a Texas Popeyes attempted to storm the local eatery after being told that there were no more chicken sandwiches.
Among the hungry crowd were two women and three men, allegedly stopping at the drive-thru in southeastern Houston on Scott Street and Corder, just after 9 p.m. on Monday.
But the routine transaction quickly took a dramatic turn when the employee at the window told that their stock of the new and infamous Popeyes chicken sandwich had run out.
In response, all five of the currently unidentified suspects tried to find their way into the restaurant, one of the men even taking out a gun and refusing to answer no.
Craig Barr, from East Ridge, Tennessee, has filed the lawsuit (above) against Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, claiming that she & # 39; false advertising & # 39; and & # 39; misleading commercial practices & # 39; had fed
During the ordeal, the group left a baby unattended in the backseat of their blue SUV, according to ABC.
A restaurant employee was able to lock the front door on time to prevent the group from entering the chain, and they quickly fled the stage with empty stomachs.
And Craig Barr, from East Ridge, Tennessee has filed a $ 5,000 lawsuit against the fast food chain for false advertising & # 39; and & # 39; misleading commercial practices by the company because he could not get hold of their famous chicken sandwich.
He claims that he & # 39; countless hours & # 39; has been driving around trying to buy the sandwich.
Barr claims that while traveling to a location on Highway 58, he broke a rim that costs him $ 1500 and now & # 39; he can't get happy & # 39; Times Free Press wrote.
The civil case happened when Jose Cil, CEO of Restaurant Brands International, who owns Popeyes, announced that he never expected the sandwich to break the internet & # 39; to CNN.
& # 39; I have this sandwich on my mind. I can not think straight. It just consumes you, & Barr said. & # 39; It is totally misleading. Who has no more chicken? It is a big fiasco. Someone has to compete against large companies. & # 39;
In his desperate attempt to get one of the brioche, chicken, and pickle sandwiches, he claims to have paid a Craigslist man $ 25 for food.
& # 39; I was scammed, & # 39; he said to Free Press.
Barr blamed the corporation for gassing & # 39; everyone else & # 39; and then ran out.
The lawsuit was filed with the Hamilton County court, which had a date scheduled for October 28 in Chattanooga.
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