The Popeyes Chicken Menu has rushed to a premature end. And if you didn’t have the ability to get your hands on one when the mania was at its peak – perhaps you were waiting for the lines to die down? – well, sorry to say, you missed the delicious-fried-chicken boat. For now, anyway.
“Y’all. We like that you simply love The Sandwich. Unfortunately we’re sold out (for now),” Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen announced on its official Twitter feed in addition to a video documenting the hype, the long lines as well as the love wrought by the creation of its new sandwich.
Due to the excitement engendered from the sandwich, that was introduced nationwide on August 12 and projected to be offered through the end of September, it’s small wonder it out of stock. Social media went nuts for the sandwich. And also the conventional media portrayed it as nothing under a savior, the salve our country needs for the current troubles.
“The Popeyes Chicken Sandwich Has Arrived in order to save America,” declared a headline within the New Yorker.
“A simple sandwich is rarely just an easy sandwich,” wrote Devra First within the Boston Globe, noting that “African-American Twitter users” had been instrumental in creating the buzz around the sandwich. “It’s a mirror of culture. That one reflects how ours is shaped and disseminated, and who gets elided within the narrative about taste-making and influence.”
First added: “There are extremely few communal experiences we have left. We aren’t a religious nation the way we once were. We aren’t all watching ‘Dallas’ together on CBS. But something as prosaic being a chicken sandwich can still bring us together – within our search for something that satisfies, in our common desires. Many of us are hungry. Most of us face a hard road ahead.”
Yeah, that is certainly kind of a lot to load onto something as humble as being a chicken sandwich. But when ever a chicken sandwich was worth such immoderate praise, the Popeyes chicken sandwich will it be.
I managed to get my on the job a couple of sandwiches (one “classic,” one “spicy”) earlier this week, standing in line having a diverse group of people (black, white, old and young) late one evening with a Popeyes over a busy Brooklyn corner.
The classic sandwich was really, really good. The spicy one seriously approached the divine – the perfect intersection of tender and crunchy, salt as well as heat, using a hint of sweet (the brioche) along with a tang of sour (the pickle).
But fear not, the only thing you who missed out. Popeyes said in an announcement which it was “working tirelessly” to obtain the sandwich back on menus after the “extraordinary demand” that exhausted supplies. The chain encourages those that wish uxttmu be among the first to know if the chicken sandwich does return – for good, they say — to sign up for push notifications