Popeyes Is Trolling People Who Can't Get Over The Chicken Sandwich And It's Grimy AF
Twitter isn't feeling Popeyes' new announcement.
August 28, 2019 at 8:31 pm
Update (September 12, 2019): Popeyes has a creative solution for their chicken sandwich shortage. On August 27, Popeyes released a video thanking its customers for buying so many sandwiches and promised they would return soon.
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
Two weeks later, Popeyes shared their new idea: bring your own buns. In another video, Popeyes gave a few of their “customers” a box of chicken tenders.
Try our new BYOB! It’s basically The Sandwich! Only no mayo. Or pickles. And you bring your own bun… Really it’s just three tenders… pic.twitter.com/9jOFyfdae4
— Popeyes Chicken (@PopeyesChicken) September 12, 2019
Popeyes is suggesting customers bring in some bread and make their own sandwich out of the chicken tenders.
“And I have to bring my own bun?” one of the customers asked in the video.
“That’s what BYOB means…” Popeyes replied using a text slide.
One woman said what we were all thinking.
“What the f**k?” she said.
Twitter had a lot to say about this new development.
wtf is this spirit airlines energy https://t.co/JWtTLNUUTO
— Steadman™ (@AsteadWesley) September 12, 2019
Popeye’s asking you to assemble a chicken sandwich at home like IKEA furniture. Wow. Chick Fil A would never.
— Angela Davis (@TheKitchenista) September 12, 2019
Me, everytime I get caught leaving Popeyes after bringing some Sunnbeam white bread to make my own chicken sandwich. pic.twitter.com/vfHWSx9Nfx
— X (@XLNB) September 12, 2019
I’m finna pull up to Popeyes with a bag of Hawaiian rolls.
— Sángo (@SangoBeats) September 12, 2019
Popeyes is running an experiment on niggas now…. and its working ????
— CHUCK ???? (@Chuckisdope) September 12, 2019
I ain’t ever seen white ppl
in a Popeyes commercial til now https://t.co/IdpI1IeVAn
— JUVENILE HELL SEPT. 13TH (@BIGBABYSCUMBAG) September 12, 2019
The thing about the ‘Popeyes sandwich assembling’ thing is…their chicken tenders *do not taste like* the chicken breast filet in that sandwich. I’ve had both. They are frontin. Seasoning and breading differ, and while it is all breast meat, the tenders are much drier.
— ???????????????????? (@thetrudz) September 12, 2019
Popeyes is one step away from having a photographer with an airbrushed Tupac background stationed inside every franchise, charging people $10 per Polaroid https://t.co/TUl8Cd32CJ
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 12, 2019
Don’t worry y’all, Popeyes is just playing.
The sandwich is coming back with its own bun. Popeyes spokesperson Dara Schopp told People Magazine the company is working “tirelessly to bring the new sandwich back to guests as soon as possible.”
The company did not expect the sandwiches to sell out so quickly.
“The demand for the new chicken sandwich in the first few weeks following launch far exceeded our very optimistic expectations,” Schopp said. “Popeyes aggressively forecasted demand through the end of September and has already sold through that inventory.”
Original: All good things eventually come to an end. And that appears to be the case for Popeyes' new spicy chicken sandwich.
On Tuesday, the franchise announced that they’ve pulled the item after selling out the limited-edition product nationwide. The company’s two-month supply ran out within two weeks of its release following intense praise over the chicken item on social media. The brand’s battle of the poultry with Chick-fil-A was among the contributors to the phenomenon, which resulted in long lines across the country.
Several fans have expressed their thoughts on social media, with the fast-food giant even responding to one customer by writing, "It's not what we wanted…but greatness comes with a price."
the popeyes chicken sandwich is gone so now i'll have to settle for the pretend chicken sandwiches from my toddler's play kitchen but he doesn't put nearly enough seasoning & the customer service is terrible
— Clint Smith (@ClintSmithIII) August 28, 2019
Popeyes: “We’re sold out nationally!! The chicken sandwich will be back soon!!”
Me on my lunch break: pic.twitter.com/xedOqEzFjt
— Justin D. Gray (@Th5_Oracle) August 28, 2019
How does a chicken restaurant run out of chicken? I’m taking my money & talent back to Chick-Fil-A. They would never. pic.twitter.com/ssajUxJPbL
— Ronald Isley (@yoyotrav) August 27, 2019
People trying to make they own Popeyes spicy fried chicken sandwich pic.twitter.com/51VXN3ZaKI
— Family Man Until You Piss Me Off (@realprinceblue) August 27, 2019
the employees when they realize they dont have to make chicken sandwiches pic.twitter.com/tqQ5M2oHry
— Ｘ (@fxck_999) August 27, 2019
Me eating my last one and reading this tweet pic.twitter.com/5mg91bK9R6
— C-Recks (@lyric2go) August 27, 2019
Love the sandwich, boo! Just make sure the next batch comes w/ a raise & enough employees to avoid 60 hr. work weeks. pic.twitter.com/rbXp45cnWn
— Lyne Mugema (@lyneonme) August 27, 2019
Can’t wait to tell my grandkids I had the first run limited edition OG Popeyes Spicy Chicken Sandwich https://t.co/lsgpXU6vxj
— Lauren Chanel Allen (@MichelleHux) August 27, 2019
what if the real lesson is we've never needed popeyes…..we've all had the sandwich inside of us and all this time all we needed to do was believe
— Desus Nice (@desusnice) August 27, 2019
Dear GOD, That Thing U Did For Popeyes This Season…Please Do For Me
— Cool Al ???????? (@SoCoolAl) August 28, 2019
However, one Twitter user believes the timing of the sandwiches being temporarily discontinued seems suspicious. The user wrote, "Popeyes saw yall was tryna register Black folk to vote and mysteriously ran outta the chicken sandwich."
This week, a North Carolina teenager's efforts to register people in line at Popeyes have gone viral. David Ledbetter, 17, helped register dozens while standing in long lines at the restaurant. Ledbetter, co-founder of nonprofit organization Imagine This, hopes to get more youth involved in politics.
"I wanted to start an initiative to allow more youth to become politically involved so I thought registering people to vote and handing out information on voting would be the best way to engage," Ledbetter said.
Popeyes has recommended that customers download their app for updates on when they'll bring back their chicken sandwiches.