UPDATE: On Tuesday (Aug. 28), Popeyes announced is officially sold out of their infamous chicken sandwiches and are temporarily removing the item from their menu. While the news is devastating, especially for those who didn’t get a taste of the viral sandwich from the Louisiana fast food chain, there were still plenty of hilarious memes to go around!
On Aug. 12, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen ignited a foodie firestorm when they announced the newest item to their menu: a spicy fried chicken sandwich served up on a buttered brioche bun with pickles.
Faster than French fries take to turn golden brown, social media erupted with excitement leading to timelines filled with roughly $23 million in free advertising that resulted in cars wrapped around drive-thru windows and customers waiting hours in line only to find the sandwich was sold out.
Without a doubt, that’s a bigger deal than the $5 limited edition 24-karat wing meal Popeyes brainstormed last October!
Coming at Chick-fil-A’s neck on Twitter proved to be a genius marketing plan, although the fast-food brand cannot seem to keep up with the demand. (We’re still waiting to get a taste — so frustrating!)
While we continue to shoot our shot daily to get our hands on the chicken sandwich that has the Black Twitter raving, take a look at the hilarious memes that have us laughing the (hunger) pain away!
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