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The Real Reason Popeyes Ran Out Of Chicken Sandwiches

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When Popeyes launched its fried chicken sandwich on August 12, it got a lot of positive attention - the Twitter announcement got more than 31,000 likes, which is pretty impressive considering that their posts usually get less than 400. What the world didn't know was that tragedy was soon to strike.
Popeyes ran out of chicken sandwiches before the month was over. But what's the real reason it disappeared? And when will the Popeyes chicken sandwich be available again, if ever? To find out, we have to go back to the beginning.
For the longest time, Popeyes only sold chicken pieces and tenders, with no sandwiches on their menu. They have a loyal fan following nonetheless, including the late Anthony Bourdain, who is said to have once eaten at a Popeyes buffet for three days in a row. The Popeyes chicken sandwich, made with their signature crispy fried chicken on a spicy mayo-slathered brioche bun and topped with pickles, was bound to be a hit with fans, but it had a few competitors who wanted to make their presence known when the newcomer started getting attention.
Chick-fil-A, a big name in the chicken sandwich game, was compelled to tweet out an equation alluding to the fact that they have the original chicken sandwich, stating:
"Bun Chicken Pickles = all the [love] for the original."
Popeyes wasn't having it, tweeting a simple "… y'all good?" in response. While Chick-fil-A's tweet got more than 23,000 likes, the reply from Popeyes got almost 325,000. Round one goes to Popeyes.
Wendy's, with its notoriously on-point Twitter game, also tried to get in the fight, posting a tweet that said:
"Y'all out here fighting about which of these fools has the second best chicken sandwich."
But once again Popeyes' reply -
"Sounds like someone just ate one of our biscuits. Cause y'all looking thirsty."
- got way more engagement from customers. The fast food chicken sandwich war has officially begun.
It's not just social media hype, either. The masses seem to agree that Popeyes chicken sandwich really is superior to Chick-fil-A's chicken sandwich, calling it better and cheaper. CBS This Morning's Gayle King, who called 15 different Popeyes locations trying to get her hands on one, said on her first bite,
Even celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse gave his version of a five-star review. He posted on Twitter that he was about to try the Popeyes chicken sandwich, and when a fan asked what he thought of it, Lagasse replied with two explosion emojis, the picture version of his famous catchphrase.
But not everyone managed to try one of the chicken sandwiches. Just 15 days after they launched, Popeyes made an announcement on Twitter, dashing the dreams of hopeful diners.
"Y'all. We love that you love The Sandwich. Unfortunately we're sold out (for now)."
A Popeyes spokesperson told CBS why the sandwich sold out so quickly, explaining:
"The demand for the new Chicken Sandwich in the first few weeks following its launch far exceeded our very optimistic expectations. In fact, Popeyes aggressively forecasted demand through the end of September and has already sold through that inventory."
The chain hasn't said exactly when the Popeyes chicken sandwich is coming back, only that they, along with their suppliers, are quote, "working tirelessly to bring the new sandwich back to guests as soon as possible." If you want to know the second it becomes available, you can download the Popeyes app and enable push notifications. You'll get an alert as soon as the sandwich hits stores, so keep gas in your car and a go-bag by the door, because you never know when the call might come.
And don't worry - once the Popeyes chicken sandwich becomes available it won't be disappearing again. According to a Popeyes spokesperson, the chicken sandwich is permanently on the menu. That's great for fans of the chain, but the question remains: What are we going to do with ourselves while we wait for its return?
Watch the video to find out the real reason Popeyes ran out chicken sandwiches!
#Popeyes #Chicken #ChickenSandwich

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Mashed
Mashed Mês atrás
Have you tried the Popeyes chicken sandwich yet?
Brandon Cabrera
Brandon Cabrera Dia atrás
No... no I have not. Yeah I used a double negative, what's good!? 😂😜
Sunshine Wang
Sunshine Wang 3 dias atrás
Not yet
Superboswer Jr logan
Superboswer Jr logan 6 dias atrás
No
Ghouler109 Mr clean bald
The chicken sandwich isn't even good
Travon Bunkley
Travon Bunkley 10 dias atrás
Hell naw I need to try at least 1 before I leave earth lol
Henry Ortiz
Henry Ortiz 10 horas atrás
3:20 😂, damn why she look like she escaped rehab for popeyes chicken sandwich and her family worried for her.
Jaffa Khan
Jaffa Khan 12 horas atrás
For people who says Chick Fil-A chicken sandwich is better... you’re one of the people that didn’t try it
Duke107
Duke107 17 horas atrás
All infant for xmas is a bite damm man I never had one smh
symphony heart
symphony heart 20 horas atrás
Honestly. I enjoyed it
Brian Clarke
Brian Clarke 20 horas atrás
Total click bait. This "real reason" why it was put on hold is the exact same reason they've been giving all this time.
Bob M
Bob M 21 hora atrás
I guarantee you it will not be that good, if I ever try it There's no way possible.
michael l
michael l 2 dias atrás
I love Popeyes but Chick-Fil-A is better.
vivahernando1
vivahernando1 Dia atrás
michael l I disagree ... Popeyes chicken sandwich was better to me. I think it been like 65 to 35 Popeyes Vs Chik in BRvid review videos
chey
chey 2 dias atrás
my mother has been waiting a month for the chicken sandwich, we went to 3 different popeyes, drove like 2 hours hoping to find the chicken sandwich 😭
Samantha Swords
Samantha Swords 2 dias atrás
Brioche bun makes a difference
Moses89
Moses89 2 dias atrás
It's a chicken sandwich geez . I see why America has the biggest obese population in the world .
Clifton Brown
Clifton Brown 2 dias atrás
Chick-fil-A would never....and they used to getting hella customers getting there chicken sandwich.......u will never see a sign that said they out of nothing !!!!
COWTown Tx.
COWTown Tx. 2 dias atrás
Real reason is some people got sick. So i heard
i eat ur dads dick n shove it up my ass
COWTown Tx. ur fucking stupid bitch no one got sick fucking moron
I Self Law Am Master! Arm leg leg arm head!
And that's the reason you shouldn't support these companies! It's now Oct and there's still no chicken sandwich, hmmmmm. Popeyes is full of shit
jake glenn
jake glenn 2 dias atrás
This voice is annoying.
Mk L
Mk L 2 dias atrás
Quite a little slice of life, people obsessing over a simple sandwich. Look into some hobbies people...
Kendrick Henderson
Kendrick Henderson 3 dias atrás
+ theres no chic -fil -a’s in the hood!
Benjamin Castillo
Benjamin Castillo 3 dias atrás
Boondocks...boondocks.
Mike Will
Mike Will 3 dias atrás
69 well tell the truth one day
Carlos Atkins
Carlos Atkins 4 dias atrás
It's the mc rib all over again
GOB Young Don
GOB Young Don 4 dias atrás
The real reason they ran out is because these fucking dickhead youtubers are buying like 100/200 at a time for they're channels
Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
y’all aight right
Ellis Yuki
Ellis Yuki 5 dias atrás
It was good but seriously over hyped.
Jenna Myers
Jenna Myers 5 dias atrás
What a great marketing strategy 😂
Michael Chacon
Michael Chacon 5 dias atrás
I guess Popeyes did not kill enough chickens for the sandwhiches
bbyspace
bbyspace 5 dias atrás
you can sell chicken in a box but not a chicken sandwich?
Sun Warz
Sun Warz 5 dias atrás
Mind control and racist
Bryan Boria
Bryan Boria 5 dias atrás
Too much demand not enough supply
Modernknight
Modernknight 5 dias atrás
Why don’t they get another supplier
Trolling people whit Lexspuffy
They coming back in October 28 lol ya come true
Matt Scarpace
Matt Scarpace 5 dias atrás
I didn’t know sandwiches could tweet
Dimitri Annikie
Dimitri Annikie 5 dias atrás
KFC left the chat
Vanguards Of Justice
Vanguards Of Justice 6 dias atrás
It’s a lie their distributor double crossed them and will be available at Mcdonalds
Shadeau #GU
Shadeau #GU 6 dias atrás
Simple market scheme..Make something simple seem rare, Make people crave it, Take it away, Have people beg for it back, Repeat to maximize profit, Once common place find new scheme
Shadeau #GU
Shadeau #GU 2 dias atrás
@Chris Cirlos 👌
Chris Cirlos
Chris Cirlos 3 dias atrás
Shadeau #GU no one really cares anymore
ItS DeAdShOt
ItS DeAdShOt 6 dias atrás
What do u mean in Dubai Popeyes Has different sandwiches even a Cheetos one
Andy Man
Andy Man 6 dias atrás
I felt like I was going to have a heart attack eating it.
Turk
Turk 6 dias atrás
Bet they bought real high quality chicken to get this hype and customer base and will bring it back with some regular chicken thats not as good, but high profit
Fuck You
Fuck You 6 dias atrás
The reason popeyes ran out of chicken is cuz niggas ate it all!
Keith Howell
Keith Howell 7 dias atrás
How would they have chicken sitting around from August til December ? I’m confused 😐
vic
vic 7 dias atrás
*they can just make more*
Tensa Zangetsu
Tensa Zangetsu 7 dias atrás
I didnt get to eat one...
whoo else
whoo else 7 dias atrás
Damn i'll bust gayle's cheeks. She look like she could be an old freak in bed.
Juicy-Chicken
Juicy-Chicken 7 dias atrás
69 Just tell us were they are
whoo else
whoo else 7 dias atrás
1:58...gayle got AZZ!!!
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Who else got a Popeyes add
Dalton Knick TV
Dalton Knick TV 7 dias atrás
Wow he ate Popeyes for 3 days in a row.... no way
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How can y'all run out of chicken? That's like running out of air.
M Hunt
M Hunt 8 dias atrás
You can call it better but not cheaper, that's not how facts work
AJ Sassy
AJ Sassy 8 dias atrás
This chicken sandwich came out down here in Atlanta around May or June....nationally it came out in August...folks just got crazy over the social media videos talking about it! But that sandwich really was the bomb and I've tried to duplicate that damn sandwich and it didn't work! Lol
Noelle B
Noelle B 8 dias atrás
Cfa tastes better sorry
Anderson Sawyer
Anderson Sawyer 8 dias atrás
I like chick -full-a better but I do think popeyes is really good
MsNorweg
MsNorweg 8 dias atrás
Popeyes. Look. You are sitting on a SHITTON pile of chicken. Correct? So now step one: Buns. Where to get those? Well, everywhere. And buns are quite cheap, so buy some more. Step two: Pickles. Wall-Mart. Step three: ? Step four: Assemble. Step five: Profit. I mean, it's a 4 buck a piece kind of item, not some fancy piece of kobe tenderloin covered in saffron and unicorn dandruff. So either you guys are full of shit, or your inventory managers are constantly drunk, or high or both.
Jefferson Mason
Jefferson Mason 4 dias atrás
Dude, they’re not out of ingredients. Like a lot of people have already said, this is just a marketing strategy. Have a popular new item go out of stock for awhile and then it comes back more popular than ever
MrTikie9405
MrTikie9405 8 dias atrás
Rip chickens 🤣
Ruprectshredz
Ruprectshredz 8 dias atrás
The real question is how in the fuck is it still sold out? Do they have to raise new chickens lmao?
Jeffrey Small
Jeffrey Small 8 dias atrás
other chains don't have a problem should not take long
gabriel713281
gabriel713281 9 dias atrás
This chicks voice was almost enough to make we not want to find what happened to the sandwich.
D Escobar
D Escobar 9 dias atrás
Nasty ass overrated burger
Jymeer Reynolds
Jymeer Reynolds 9 dias atrás
So if y’all can make fried chicken why y’all can’t make boneless chicken on a bun
Jim Watson
Jim Watson 10 dias atrás
Popeye's Chicken in my town got closed down for selling Chicken cooked the Previous Day!
Raul Garcia
Raul Garcia 10 dias atrás
And keep a go bag by your bag???
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