Considering how popular it was, I imagine it will return. Might simply be because their supplier couldn’t keep up with the production, and are currently looking for a new supplier(Tyson, Perdue, etc)or we could be looking at another McRib.
Good point, I didn't think of that because it was.... so bad. I'd not had that issue anywhere else at any chicken place. I'm starting to think there's some shit going on there worse then the usual fast food places.
I stopped by a Popeyes to see if they had the sandwich, which of course they didn't, and ended up getting the tenders. They were just as you describe, rubbery. I like Popeyes sides; the Cajun rice, red beans and rice, and biscuits are , but the chicken isn't great. Still prefer the breading on KFC original recipe.
It is the fact that people were comparing it to Chick Fil A. That is how the craze began. There is apparently power in people saying your product could compare to what Chick fil a has. Apparently it has been debunked but said to be a pretty decent sandwich. Basically a solid 2nd place in the fast food chicken sandwich world.
I haven't had it but that is what I have taken from this whole ordeal.
I legit almost made a thread about it like 4 months ago it was that good. My girlfriend and I got it because everything else on the Popeyes menu was so damn pricey, so imagine us not expecting anything special and getting hit with something so damn tasty you're questioning why no one else has mentioned it. I looked it up on YouTube and not one of the popular food YouTubers reviewed it at that time. I had gotten my coworkers to try it a few weeks later and disclaimed that I might just have gotten lucky with mine... nope... it was thick, cripsy and juicy just like it was last time. They were believers after that. I'm glad that Popeyes have gotten the recognition they deserver for their sandwich but sad that it's out now.
I find it hilarious that this basically became a craze because somebody at Chick-Fil-A felt threatened by a new chicken sandwich, just couldn't resist throwing a tweet (IIRC) out about it, and thus a meme war erupted causing the Popeye's sandwich's exposure to skyrocket. Popeye's is laughing their asses off, they just made millions and got free advertising due to one Chick-Fil-A employee's fuck up. What a world we live in.
For real. Their sandwiches are fucking awesome, but I do like Wendy’s quite a bit. Have any of you tried the grilled chicken nuggets from Chick-Fil-A? Now THOSE are Godly. As for Popeye’s, I live in WV, so we have no Popeye’s around here. I ate there once when I was visiting South Carolina and wasn’t particularly impressed.
Pretty much how Nintendo handled the NES/SNES Classic systems.
Nintendo: Here's a mini version of our classic consoles with about 20 games!
Average consumer: Well, that's cool, I might get one eventually-
Nintendo: Now, our stock is somewhat limited-
Average consumer: Oh, shit! (instantly begins trying to get one)
And then boom, the Classic systems began selling out like crazy. Granted, I don't know if Nintendo ever initially mentioned how much stock there would be, but they definitely pulled the whole "offer only a few at first to increase demand" tactic and plenty of people fell for it.