Black people have done it again.
After just a month of being on the menu, Popeye’s chicken sandwich has officially been sold to its capacity. There were so many people who showed up to see if the rumors were true or not that Popeye’s has declared they no longer have enough to feed the enormous crowds.
So if you didn’t get a chicken sandwich by now then you’re just out of luck.
You’ll have to wait until further notice. But don’t worry, along with announcing their low inventory, the chicken joint assured hungry customers that they can keep up to date on when to expect a restock by downloading the Popeye’s app, says TMZ.
Y’all. We love that you love The Sandwich. Unfortunately we’re sold out (for now). pic.twitter.com/Askp7aH5Rr
— Popeyes Chicken (@PopeyesChicken) August 27, 2019
Popeye’s just wasn’t prepared for the mass hysteria caused by black Twitter. Allegedly they received so much attention that they ran out of chicken, buns, sauce, and pickles. And although it sucks for anyone still trying to get a hold of the sandwich, it’s a very good thing for the establishment, because their pockets are fatter as a result. Black Twitter’s reaction to the new menu item managed to create so much free publicity that they ended up saving Popeye’s at least $23 million in advertising.
It’s a shock to everyone, including Popeye’s restaurant brands and CEO. He said he had no clue they had something this good on their hands.
“You can do all the social media buzz that you want but if you don’t have a great tasting product, people won’t react the way that they have. We didn’t expect this type of reaction.”
The sandwich comes in two flavors—classic and spicy. And trust us when we say–we are not lying–people really just couldn’t get enough of this seemingly simple sandwich. All throughout social media, there are videos of angry customers fighting with employees.
Another Popeyes chicken sandwich fight!!! Bruh they need to ban that sandwich cus it’s like the Purge out here!! Smh!! https://t.co/T3DM8vAofu
— Van (@vanman_1000) August 23, 2019
All over some damn chicken…It’s sad.
The popeyes chicken sandwich craze has cost a man his life. An unidentified 28-year old Maryland was fatally stabbed outside a Popeyes restaurant. Apparently the man got into an argument with another customer over line position and the argument got physical. The altercation spilled outside where the man was ultimately stabbed to death. Popeyes just re-released the sandwich after the initial craze it caused this summer. It’s unclear if the man got to enjoy the sandwich before his untimely death but hopefully, he got to enjoy a last meal.
In all seriousness though, the craze these chicken sandwiches have created is downright ridiculous. There are multiple videos online of people actually fighting in popeyes including some employees. If you are a boondocks fan you may be reminded of the episode with the chicken spot. Unluckily though this isn’t a cartoon and someone is dead due to foolishness over some fast food. Where is Huey when you need him.
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