August 12, 2019 is a day that will live in infamy. After seeing its competitors’ success with chicken sandwiches, Popeyes thought it was time to launch a sandwich of its own. Optimistic of the item’s success, Popeyes estimated that it would have enough chicken to last through October 2019. Chicken enthusiasts the world over lined up and down the block to be a part of chicken sandwich history.
In just two weeks, Popeyes everywhere had completely sold out of their chicken sandwich, igniting a social media war over which chicken connoisseurs have the best one. Was it Chick-Fil-A? KFC? Wendy’s? Does Popeyes deserve the superlative for Best Chicken Sandwich just because of its meteoric rise? Only time will tell as Popeyes scrambles with suppliers to get their chicken sandwiches back on the menu on a date that has yet to be determined. In the meantime, check out these Popeyes-inspired kicks fresh out the chicken coop for someone who already knew which sandwich was the best.