Popeyes Brings Back the Chicken Sandwich


Andres Nichols, Contributor

Back in August of this year, Popeyes added the chicken sandwich to their menu. Over a small period of time, the sandwich grew in popularity and each store was estimated to have sold about a thousand chicken sandwiches a day. The new item on Popeyes menu had soon started a war with Chick-Fil-A and many began to argue which chicken sandwich was superior. Due to the large demand of the chicken sandwich, Popeyes announced that they had to suspend sales of the sandwich about two weeks after launch. During this time many people were sad that the new favorite sandwich was no longer available. Popeyes reassured people that the chicken sandwich is not gone forever and will come back soon and that time has come. Popeyes recently announced that their famous chicken sandwich will be coming back in November. Its return was strategically plan to line up on National Sandwich Day, November 3rd. Stopping by to pick up a chicken sandwich from Popeyes will be the best way celebrate National Sandwich Day.

Felipe Athayde president of Popeyes for the Americas said, “The Popeyes Chicken Sandwich was launched in August as a permanent addition to our menu. We sold through our inventory due to unprecedented demand, so the product was temporarily unavailable, but now we’re excited to say it’s back for good.” (Source 2)

Since November 3 is on Sunday, Popeyes gets a day advantage in competition since Chick-Fil-A is closed on Sunday. Popeyes takes a dig here at Chick-Fil-A by  showing that they are open on Sunday. This time Popeyes is more prepared to take on the crowd who demand to receive the chicken sandwich. Popeyes had hired more staff to help prepare more sandwiches and take on the challenge of delivering the large demand. Unfortunately overseas military bases will have to wait a little more to receive the chicken sandwich.

Popeyes hopes that this time they will be able to meet demand and not have to suspend sales another time. They claim that it will remain on the menu, but some fans of the chicken sandwich might just surprise Popeyes with an even greater demand. Some fans had even dressed up as Popeyes chicken sandwich this halloween to show their excitement and love for the chicken sandwich. However Popeyes will likely be more ready to adapt to any sudden changes in demand and be able to deliver chicken sandwiches again without any problems.

With the return of Popeyes chicken sandwich, a war will surly develop again. The great war of the chicken sandwiches, Chick-Fil-A vs Popeyes will cause many to fight over online whether which chicken sandwich is supreme. Celebrity Kanye West has even taken part of this war and has made a song about Chick-Fil-A. Popeyes chicken sandwich is $3.99 and will be available again on November 3. Go get a sandwich on National Sandwich Day to celebrate the return of the Popeyes chicken sandwich. Enjoy the supposedly reviewed best fast food sandwich when the opportunity is available.