Americans are waiting hours to eat the Popeyes chicken sandwich

Americans are waiting hours to eat the Popeyes chicken sandwich

(*)(**)National Sandwich Day is not among the most celebrated of American holidays—more observed than (***)Mole Day(****) or International Carrot Day, perhaps, but still decidedly in the shadow of Halloween, Valentine’s Day, and other such festive occasions.(*****)(**)This year, however, is different. After two months of (******)teasing(****), the fast-food chain Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen (headquartered in Miami, Florida) finally brought its legendary chicken sandwich back today (Nov. 3). There’s an especial succulence to the date: Chick-Fil-A, the company’s main rival, is closed on Sundays.(*****)(**)In August, this very same chicken sandwich brought some corners of the United States to a near-standstill. Rampant enthusiasm for it resulted in a nationwide shortage, (*******)a silly number(****) of Internet think-pieces, and, in one extreme case, a cashier held up (********)at gun-point(****). Some locations sold as many as 1,(*********************) sandwiches in (*********)a single day(****).(*****)(**)Now, it’s back—sort of. The Sandwich, as it is increasingly known, is only being sold at (**********)(*******************) locations(****) across the US, out of more than 3,(*********************) total. Consequently, many customers have spent much of their Sunday standing in line for this so-called fast food. Popeyes fans took to Twitter to complain about the inordinate wait times for the beloved brioche bun: (*****)(**)In better news, most of these same Popeyes fans later proclaimed queuing up was entirely worth it. Savvier customers, however, bypassed these queues altogether: The company has a mobile app, which allows consumers to order ahead of time. The same sandwich, but a whole lot faster.(*****)(***********)(************)(*************)Read More(****)

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