The Popeyes Menu has rushed to a premature end. And if you didn’t manage to get hold of one when the mania was at its peak – perhaps you were awaiting the lines to die down? – well, sorry to say, you missed the delicious-fried-chicken boat. In the meantime, anyway.
“Y’all. We like which you love The Sandwich. Unfortunately we’re out of stock (for now),” Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen announced on its official Twitter feed in addition to a video documenting the hype, the long lines and the love wrought by the development of its new sandwich.
Given 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 nothing less than 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 inside the Boston Globe, noting that “African-American Twitter users” had been instrumental in creating the buzz across the sandwich. “It’s a mirror of culture. This reflects how ours is shaped and disseminated, and who gets elided in the narrative about taste-making and influence.”
First added: “There are really 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 as a chicken sandwich can still bring us together – inside our quest for something that satisfies, inside our common desires. Many of us are hungry. We all face a hard road ahead.”
Yeah, that is certainly kind of much to load onto something as humble being a chicken sandwich. However, if ever a chicken sandwich was worth such immoderate praise, the Popeyes chicken sandwich is it.
I managed to get my on the job a few sandwiches (one “classic,” one “spicy”) earlier in the week, standing in line having a diverse group (black, white, young and old) late one evening at a Popeyes on a busy Brooklyn corner.
The classic sandwich was, really good. The spicy one seriously approached the divine – an ideal intersection of tender and crunchy, salt as well as 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 it was “working tirelessly” to get the sandwich back on menus pursuing the “extraordinary demand” that exhausted supplies. The chain encourages those that wish uxttmu be among the first to know once the chicken sandwich does return – permanently, they say — to sign up for push notifications