Popeyes is one of the most popular fast food joints in the US, but police are now investigating...
Why? Because they refused to serve white people apparently.
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Here it is, the legendary Popeyes chicken sandwich.
What's in it?
I think that the secret is in the new buttermilk coating...According to Popeyes' website, this is exactly what a Popeyes chicken sandwich involves: "A tender all-white meat chicken breast fillet, marinated in an authentic blend of Louisiana seasonings, then hand battered and breaded in our all new buttermilk coating. Served with crisp barrel cured pickles and Classic or Spicy Mayonnaise, served on a warm and toasted buttery brioche bun."
Could the secret be in the pickle?I mean, I don't know about you, but having yet to try one of these insanely good chicken sandwiches yet myself, the secrets as to why they're so good are still a mystery to me! Frankly, the sound of "crisp barrell-cured pickles" certainly caught my attention.
Popeyes has been at war with Chick-fil-A all summer.
via: PennLiveThe two fried chicken chains have not exactly been quiet about their rivalry and fans of the two restaurants have felt as though they have had to pick a side. Just like with the Cola and Pepsi wars, this year, we've been asking: who does the best fried chicken sandwich?
Popeyes has always had some pretty big celebrity fans...Beyonce has certainly made her allegiance to the fried chicken joint clear throughout the years. I wonder if she got to try one of the legendary chicken sandwiches...
To some people, liking Popeyes is part of their culture, their community.Even after she made the big time, Beyonce had a "Jenny-from-the-block" moment when she professed that she and her Destiny's Child bandmates would stay the same, "still like Popeyes chicken." Iconic.
But will Popeyes stay the same after all this media attention?The chain has already displayed a level of arrogance equivalent to Kim K publishing a book of her own selfies... Can a fried chicken restaurant chain be considered cocky?
Popeyes is enjoying winding up its competitors on Twitter...
In response to Wendy's making the claim that they have the best chicken sandwich, Popeyes responded by accusing them of "looking thirsty..." easy tiger!
Sounds like someone just ate one of our biscuits. Cause y’all looking thirsty. https://t.co/89eqI5vk2z— Popeyes (@Popeyes)1566259813.0
Popeyes loves teasing Chick-fil-A the most.
In response to Chik-fil-A Twitter post about its original chicken burger, Popeyes wrote "Y'all good," - the smugness of the competitor oozing out of each letter.
... y’all good? https://t.co/lPaTFXfnyP— Popeyes (@Popeyes)1566237504.0
The two fried chicken restaurants don't just taunt each other over social media...
The chicken wars have been taken out onto the streets, with the two competitors @ing each other through cryptic signposts. In this example, a Popeyes restaurant makes the point that people need to eat on Sundays. This is a direct finger up to Chick-fil-A, given that all of their signs say "closed on Sundays." In response, following Popeyes running out of chicken burgers, Chick-fil-A hit back with "FYI We don't run out of chicken sandwiches." Burn.
🤣👏 SHOTS FIRED! This is getting more & more entertaining by the day... well done!!@PopeyesChicken @ChickfilA https://t.co/ynkBrrSOXD— Carmen Blackwell (@Carmen Blackwell)1566930005.0
The chicken sandwich wars...
Who knows? Maybe the chicken sandwich wars of 2019 will go down in history... The fact that Popeyes has been cleared out does make it seems like something serious is going on.
One day our children will ask us, where were you during the chicken sandwich wars of ‘19. https://t.co/U62Vr3030X— Prentice Penny (@Prentice Penny)1566319140.0
People committed to getting themselves one of the last Popeyes chicken sandwiches, as news spread that their numbers were depleted, really did make a sacrifice. Lining for hours just for the chance of maybe getting one of these legendary chicken sandwiches sure indicates that these bad boys are hella good.
This is how serious they are about that Popeyes chicken sandwich https://t.co/fSBZNvO6oy— 🤷🏽♂️ (@🤷🏽♂️)1566866618.0
Is it worth the hype?
According to Twitter user, Ava Alfonso, Popeyes Chicken sandwich is certainly worth the hype. Even waiting for hours in a hot car as the drive-thru line edges ever so closer to the Popeyes ordering window? Yes. Still worth it.
I can confirm, without a fraction of a doubt, that this is a chicken sandwich fit for a God. The hype is real. 10/1… https://t.co/4A0xawAnss— Ava (@Ava)1566266918.0
Have you ever thought about how "Popeyes" could be read as "Pope_ yes?"
Maybe there's something Godly about this chicken sandwich...
Somebody at @PopeyesChicken has been dwelling with God because flesh and blood did not give us this chicken sandwic… https://t.co/3mjCu9Lz8X— Most Likely, PhD (@Most Likely, PhD)1565547836.0
Now that the sandwiches are sold out everybody wants to know what they taste like.Sadly for Omar, he might never know what the fried chicken sandwiches taste like. His attempt to find out on Twitter was mistaken for a pick-up line. Can you imagine? "Umm, awkward but I do actually just want to know about the fried chicken..."
Popeyes has released a statement about what happened.
The chain explained that they had no idea that the sandwiches would be so popular and thus they did not prepare for the high demand. They have promised that they will try to bring the sandwiches back as soon as possible. They're even offering fans of the sandwich an app that will keep them informed on the progress of the sandwiches' return...
JUST IN: @PopeyesChicken statement on running out of Chicken Sandwiches. Supply forecasted to last 7 weeks sold o… https://t.co/zBdZS7V3vj— Darren Rovell (@Darren Rovell)1566939944.0
"Y'all crazy man."
Some people think that the chicken sandwich tracking app might be a step too far... frankly, they sound like people who are yet to try the legendary Popeyes chicken sandwich...
So wait... are y’all really gonna download the Popeyes App to track when the chicken sandwich is available? Like us… https://t.co/btEgL0ZWqT— Ros Gold-Onwude (@Ros Gold-Onwude)1566944779.0
Some people are at a total loss as what to do while they wait for the chicken sandwiches' return.
New Orleans writer, Clint Smith, has joked that he'll have to settle for his daughter's plastic chicken until the Popeyes sandwich returns. It seems like people are willing to wait, rather than go to Popeyes' rivals. Like I said earlier, people are taking sides in this fried chicken war...
the popeyes chicken sandwich is gone so now i'll have to settle for the pretend chicken sandwiches from my toddler'… https://t.co/ReB8ArppjG— Clint Smith (@Clint Smith)1566953908.0
I'll tell you who must be glad that the sandwiches have sold out: Popeyes workers.
Having sold out of seven weeks worth of chicken in two weeks means that there must have been an incredible amount of foot traffic in the restaurants this past fortnight. The public's hunger for these chicken sandwiches has certainly put a strain on the Popeyes workforce. This has been so apparent that other chains have rallied together to offer freebies to the workers. It's good to see the hospitality staff looking out for each other.
We are now giving away FREE Sup Dogs to all @PopeyesChicken employees (in-uniform). Working in a restaurant is an… https://t.co/O25UBu58S2— Sup Dogs (@Sup Dogs)1566939744.0
It's always the little guys that take the hit at wartime...
And, with the fried chicken wars, it has been no different. The staff at Popeyes are probably incredibly glad for this momentary ceasefire while they reload their weapons.
Popeyes employees after the chicken sandwiches sold out and no longer overworked https://t.co/HxqnJtYvas— Trang (@Trang)1566937983.0
One family used the Popeyes hype to encourage people to vote.
via: Twitter/TheHillA North Carolina family turned up at an absolutely packed Popeyes restaurant, with people lining out the door in an attempt to get their hands on one of the last sandwiches.
Why not take advantage of the chicken wars?
This isn't the first time that Popeyes had an addition to the menu that drove people wild...
Do you remember Popeyes' loaded chicken wrap? Now those were tasty. But just like with the fried chicken sandwich, all good things must come to an end... the chain stopped serving them in 2012, oww.
Fuck a chicken sandwich yall remember when popeyes had that chicken wrap with red beans in it ? LAWD https://t.co/6tRjrspH4c— DJ Love Yourself 🎵 (@DJ Love Yourself 🎵)1566868508.0
Until the chicken sandwich returns, it seems like Popeyes workers are going to have to tell people again and again that they ain't got none.
There's nothing worse than having to repeat yourself, and with customers in denial about the chicken sandwiches' absence, Popeyes workers are going to have their work cut out being patient with the chicken sandwich hungry customers.
Popeyes Chicken Sandwich got y’all forgetting how to read now huh 🙃 *Drive Thru Rings* Me ; “ Popeyes How May I… https://t.co/SkozirqlGq— ama ッ (@ama ッ)1566960536.0
And no one reads signs...
Only if they spell something wrong that is, then customers will have a field day, pointing out the mistake! Maybe that's the secret to getting someone to read a sign - spell something wrong so they'll just have to notice it. Genius. Did you hear that KFC are selling plant-based "chicken?" Keep reading for more on that.
The Popeyes' chicken sandwich appears to be exposing a serious spelling problem. https://t.co/W5OQEawh0c— Jacques Doucet (@Jacques Doucet)1566882460.0