The Popeyes Chicken Sandwich has rushed to a premature end. And if you didn’t find a way to get hold of one when the mania was at its peak – maybe you were waiting around for the lines to die down? – well, sorry to say, you missed the delicious-fried-chicken boat. For the time being, anyway.
“Y’all. We love that you love The Sandwich. Unfortunately we’re out of stock (for 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 by the sandwich, which was introduced nationwide on August 12 and projected to become offered with the end of September, it’s small wonder it out of stock. Social media marketing went nuts for that sandwich. And also the conventional media portrayed it as being nothing less than a savior, the salve our country needs for the current troubles.
“The Popeyes Chicken Sandwich Is Here Now to save lots of America,” declared a headline inside the New Yorker.
“A simple sandwich is rarely just an easy sandwich,” wrote Devra First in 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 in 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 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 quest for a thing that satisfies, inside our common desires. Many of us are hungry. We all face a hard road ahead.”
Yeah, that is kind of a lot to load onto something as humble as being a chicken sandwich. However, if ever a chicken sandwich was worth such immoderate praise, the Popeyes chicken sandwich could it be.
I managed to get my practical a couple of sandwiches (one “classic,” one “spicy”) earlier this week, standing in line having a diverse population group (black, white, young and old) late one evening at a Popeyes on the busy Brooklyn corner.
The classic sandwich was, great. The spicy one seriously approached the divine – an ideal intersection of tender and crunchy, salt and also heat, with a hint of sweet (the brioche) as well as a tang of sour (the pickle).
But fear not, all that you who missed out. Popeyes said in an announcement which it was “working tirelessly” to have the sandwich back on menus after the “extraordinary demand” that exhausted supplies. The chain encourages those that wish uxttmu be among the initial to know once the chicken sandwich does return – once and for all, they say — to sign up for push notifications