The Popeyes Chicken Sandwich has rushed to a premature end. And if you didn’t have the ability to get a hold of one when the mania was at its peak – maybe you were waiting for the lines to die down? – well, sorry to say, you missed the delicious-fried-chicken boat. In the meantime, anyway.
“Y’all. We love that you simply love The Sandwich. Unfortunately we’re out of stock (right now),” Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen announced on its official Twitter feed plus a video documenting the hype, the long lines and the love wrought by the creation of its new sandwich.
Because of the excitement engendered from the sandwich, that was introduced nationwide on August 12 and projected to get offered with the end of September, it’s small wonder it out of stock. Social media marketing went nuts for your sandwich. And 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 inside 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” was instrumental in creating the buzz round the sandwich. “It’s a mirror of culture. This 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 now left. We aren’t a religious nation the way you once were. We aren’t all watching ‘Dallas’ together on CBS. But something as prosaic as a chicken sandwich can still bring us together – inside our pursuit of a thing that satisfies, inside our common desires. We are all hungry. We all face a hard road ahead.”
Yeah, which is kind of a great deal to load onto something as humble as a chicken sandwich. But if ever a chicken sandwich was deserving of such immoderate praise, the Popeyes chicken sandwich will it be.
I were able to get my practical several sandwiches (one “classic,” one “spicy”) earlier this week, standing in line with a diverse population group (black, white, old and young) late one evening at a Popeyes on a busy Brooklyn corner.
The classic sandwich was really, great. The spicy one seriously approached the divine – the perfect intersection of tender and crunchy, salt and also heat, having a hint of sweet (the brioche) along with a tang of sour (the pickle).
But fear not, all you who missed out. Popeyes said within an announcement that it was “working tirelessly” to obtain the sandwich back on menus following the “extraordinary demand” that exhausted supplies. The chain encourages people who wish uxttmu be among the first to know when the chicken sandwich does return – once and for all, they are saying — to sign up for push notifications