National News Chick-fil-A backs Sunday's National Sandwich Day _ oops!

Andrew Cummings
November 4, 2019

The sorely-missed Popeyes chicken sandwich is back and people are acting ridiculous.

The chicken sandwiches are back Sunday, coinciding with the day rival Chick-fil-A is closed and with National Sandwich Day. Popeyes saw sales spike by 9.7 per cent over their entire fiscal third quarter, and the sandwich was only on the menu for two weeks.

All week, enthusiasts have been prepping for the day they would be able to reunite with their beloved sandwich.

The restaurant's doors opened at 10 am and employees said they already had more than 10 cars in the drive-thru at 9:30.

When Popeyes announced the release of their chicken sandwich in November, Branch said she wanted to try and get the sandwich again.

"Ya''s back", Popeyes tweeted Sunday.

"We plan to offer it to our guests for a long time", a Popeye's representative told CNN.

Some people waited in line for hours just for the sandwich. "It was really, really good".

You'd think it wouldn't be so hard to simply bring a chicken sandwich to Canada, especially one with such an impact on the company's bottom line. "It's been a minute we've been waiting for a minute and I think it's worth the wait you know I've never had it before".

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefan Diggs fashioned a pair of custom cleats to look like a Popeyes chicken sandwich advertisement in honor of the sandwich's long-awaited return.

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