If you missed out on this sandwich before it sold out last time, never fear – this infamous crispy sandwich is making a comeback. This is Popeyes delivering on a promise they made when they were forced to pull this delicious delight weeks ahead of schedule due to an unbelievably high demand.
But now, it’s back – and a spokesman for Popeye’s promises that it won’t be running out again anytime soon.
This isn’t a joke, people – this fast-food fried chicken joint, founded in New Orleans in 1972, has actually increased their staffing in anticipation of this sandwich dropping again. That’s how popular they still expect it to be.
Don’t worry! Popeyes says that they have secured appropriate supplies for the sandwich. That’s what was the major issue last time around – the company could not appropriately supply stores with enough product to produce at the rates they were.
The company said they anticipated about six to eight weeks of chicken supplies – and completely ran out within just two.
The Popeye’s sandwich is pretty standard, as far as chicken sandwiches go. It starts with toasted brioche bun, which is known for its soft and buttery consistency.
You can choose between classic mayo or a spicy Cajun spread, as the company is known for its Cajun roots. Then it’s a white meat chicken filet buttermilk battered with the crispy, zesty seasoning they’re known for.
Top it with a few pickles, and bam. You’ve got the Popeye’s sandwich that people got into literal fights over.
The company says they spent 3 years in production making this sandwich, which sounds weird even if this wasn’t the basic recipe for every fried chicken sandwich ever.
Ready to get your hands on this sandwich, which was 3 years in the making and so popular it literally shut down roads and restaurants?
Popeye’s says that the new sandwich will officially launch nationwide on November 3. It’s important to note that this is a Sunday… is this a dig at Chick-Fil-A?
The short answer is yes, absolutely. Popeyes credits a lot of the popularity of the first one with their social media campaign, where they clapped back at Chick-Fil-A who suggested they had the best and original chicken sandwich.
The advertising for this new sandwich rollout also mentions that they are open on Sundays. Chick-Fil-A never is.
Only time will tell if this sandwich will be as popular again, or if the time away has caused the magic to whither. The company promises this is the same recipe they were using before, so it should at least taste good.