Popeyes chicken sandwich permanently returns

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The crisp, crunchy saltiness of the sandwich explodes in your mouth as you take the first bite. It features a warm orange brioche bun with a five-or-more-inch chicken breast fillet that’s coated with a Louisiana seasoning.  

After going viral on social media posts, customers have desperately been waiting to try the new trend. They have waited in lines at Popeyes for hours to get their hands on the sandwich. After selling through its inventory due to the high demand, the sandwich sold out on August 27. 

After its sell-out just 15 days prior to its launch day in August, people were waiting for its restoration. Two months later Popeyes announced that the chicken sandwich would be returning for good.  

People have been piling in the restaurants and drive-thru to try the long-awaited sandwich. “If you really like chicken sandwiches it’s fair but otherwise it’s kind of weird. Overall, I think it’s just weird and it’s not worth that big of a deal,” said sophomore Gabriella Sprague.

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“My brother waited two to three hours for the sandwich. I tried the original one. It was crunchy, and it tasted pretty good, but people compare it to Chick-Fil-A, and they are two different flavors. It was good but I don’t want to wait in line for it,” said sophomore Lana Dinh.

The “famous sandwich” frenzy has become serious too. There have been many fights regarding these sandwiches. A 28-year-old man died from being stabbed after cutting the line in Maryland. Popeyes’ staff fought after an employee was caught selling the sandwich as a side hustle. A woman in Columbia was body slammed and received nine fractures, six broken ribs and a broken knee. Two women threw food trays at each other in San Antonio.

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