The Great Chicken Sandwich War of 2019 started innocently enough…with a random Tweet from Chick-fil-A.
Bun + Chicken + Pickles = all the ❤️ for the original. pic.twitter.com/qBAIIxZx5v
— Chick-fil-A, Inc. (@ChickfilA) August 19, 2019
Popeye’s, looking to market it’s new chicken sandwich, couldn’t just stand by and watch.
… y’all good? https://t.co/lPaTFXfnyP
— Popeyes Chicken (@PopeyesChicken) August 19, 2019
To CFA’s credit, they did not respond. But, if you know anything about Wendy’s Twitter account (it’s hilarious!), then you probably knew they couldn’t let this potential Twitter storm just fizzle out.
Y’all out here fighting about which of these fools has the second best chicken sandwich. pic.twitter.com/4v9RJFgy0T
— WENDY’S SPICY NUGGETS ARE BACK!!! (@Wendys) August 19, 2019
It just got crazier and crazier from there with shots being fired from all angles from everybody!
So who won?! If chicken sandwich sales is any measure, Popeye’s is the clear winner!
In New York, some Popeyes locations have sold out of the treat. One person who tried to get the sandwich at a location in New York City’s Chinatown has been three times and the sandwich was not available at all. Some food critics and plenty of people on social media are singing the praises of the sandwich. Don’t be surprised if your Popeye’s location runs out as the legend grows.
There are even reports that people are having their dear chicken sandwich’s stolen by the food delivery drivers they trusted with the precious cargo!
My @DoorDash delivery person really stole my Popeye’s chicken sandwich and will not answer the phone.
— *le sigh* (@yaminahmayo) August 18, 2019
What a time to be alive.