Everybody panic– Popeyes ran out of chicken sandwiches

Courtney Green, News Editor

Why did the chicken cross the road?

Hopefully not to get its wings on the new and overly-popular Popeyes chicken sandwich that launched August 12. Unfortunately, those are already sold out. Even Gayle King had trouble locating a Popeyes still selling them– and she checked with 15 locations. Previously, the chain anticipated selling out in September.


Instead, they sold out after two weeks.

Popeyes tweeted today that the shortage will only be temporary, however, so we can expect to see more in the near future after the fast-food chain recovers from the popularity their new menu item bought them.

In case you somehow missed it, this all started when Popeyes came out with their chicken sandwich and tweeted at Chick-fil-A, which then drew the attention of Wendy’s, who suggested the two were merely fighting over who has the second best sandwich. Popeyes responded by suggesting Wendy’s ate one of Popeyes’ dry biscuits and was “thirsty.” This feud spurred people to go out and try the Popeyes sandwich in droves that the fast-food chain simply was not prepared for. 

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