Famed fast-food franchise Popeye’s recently ran out of the newly-released chicken sandwich, leading to lines, lawsuits and attacks against Popeye’s at some locations throughout the country.
Large lines were at numerous Popeyes around the country, due in part to the social media Popeyes verses Chick-fil-A hype.
“I haven’t tested it, but if and when I do I don’t feel like it would live up to the hype. Chick-fil-A will always be better,” junior Cha’Mya Adams said
In Houston, Texas, a local Popeye’s was stormed on Sept. 3 after five individuals went through the drive-through and we informed the restaurant was out of chicken sandwiches. The group apparently did not believe the employee, and allegedly charged the door of the restaurant, with one of the individuals being armed. A young baby was allegedly left in the car during the confrontation, according to oxygen.com.
“I never had it, I don’t even like Popeyes chicken,” junior Randi Scott said.
A man filed a lawsuit in Tennessee because he was unable to get a chicken sandwich from Popeyes.
“I cannot get happy; I have this sandwich on my mind. I cannot think straight,” the man said, according to oxygen.com.
While this was going on, many said that Popeyes should not continue selling the sandwich, and instead focus more on their chicken legs and wings, letting stores such as Chick-fil-A and Wendy’s focus on selling sandwiches.
“I haven’t had it, but I do like their chicken,” senior Christian Kiner said.
In a survey, of over 130 THS students and faculty members, 50.8% said they prefered Chick-fil-a, 7.7% said they prefered Popeyes, and 12.3% said they like them both equally. Over 17% indicated they did not care, while the other 12% chose favorite chicken sandwiches from other restaurants.