The recent chicken sandwich war comes to a pause as the Popeyes Restaurant Chain announces it is sold out; one man is upset and is planning to sue the company.
What we know:
- Craig Barr, from East Ridge, Tennessee, is seeking $5,000 in damages accusing Popeyes of using “false advertising” and “deceptive business practices by entity to public” according to the planned summons filing.
- The lawsuit comes after Popeyes’ announcement on August 27th stating that they ran out of their new chicken sandwich but hope to bring it back soon.
- The company showcased the addition of a new chicken sandwich challenging Chic-Fil-A on August 19th. After customers raving Twitter reviews, the sandwich went viral and Popeyes locations everywhere had lines extending into the street and stores packed to capacity. The sandwich came in regular and spicy and sold for $3.99 a-la-carte.
- Barr says after several failed attempts to purchase one he tried to buy the sandwich from a person on craigslist who claimed to have the sandwich but was scammed out of his $25. He told the Times Free Press “I can’t get happy; I have this sandwich on my mind. I can’t think straight. It just consumes you.”
- He claims he spent hours driving from Popeyes to Popeyes in search of this sandwich but never got one and had to settle for something else. He says that driving around resulted in $1,500 worth of rim and tire damage to his car.
Barr’s court date is officially set for October 28, 2019. Good luck with this!
Chicken. Brioche. Pickles. New. Sandwich. Popeyes. Nationwide. So. Good. Forgot. How. Speak. In. Complete. Sandwiches. I mean, sentences. pic.twitter.com/14kXBv4jJw
— Popeyes Chicken (@PopeyesChicken) August 12, 2019
… y’all good? https://t.co/lPaTFXfnyP
— Popeyes Chicken (@PopeyesChicken) August 19, 2019
Hope this Popeyes craze finally dies down…so those of us who didn’t get to have one can finally taste the glory.
— The Grapevine (@TheGrapevineTV) August 29, 2019
Y’all. We love that you love The Sandwich. Unfortunately we’re sold out (for now). pic.twitter.com/Askp7aH5Rr
— Popeyes Chicken (@PopeyesChicken) August 27, 2019