Published: Tue, September 03, 2019
Markets | By Otis Pena

Man sues Popeyes for running out of chicken sandwiches

Man sues Popeyes for running out of chicken sandwiches

The incident was reported at 8:47 p.m.at Scott and Corder streets.

The armed men were seen leaving in a black Chevy Tahoe.

A Tennessee man is suing Popeyes after he said he was unable to purchase one of the chain's mega-popular chicken sandwiches.

Employees told an ABC13 reporter on the scene that a group including two women and three men rushed the door of the store after they were told in the drive-thru that the chicken sandwiches were sold out. This was when one man made a decision to pull out a gun.

Police said employees ran to the back of the restaurant after the gun was pulled out. A restaurant worker was able to lock the group out.

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The group left the premises in a blue SUV.

The Popeyes sandwich generated national buzz soon after it was released, with a clever social media campaign, in the middle of August.

Popeyes said Tuesday the demand for the new creation has exceeded expectations so greatly since its August 12 nationwide launch that it's sold out of the inventory that had been expected to last through the end of September.

"We love that you love The Sandwich", the company wrote, adding an accompanying photo of the seemingly delectable food item. That notification has yet to come through.

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