Popeyes Chicken Sandwich Takes Over the Nation

Evelyn Rude, staff writer

Popeyes released their first fried chicken sandwich on Aug.12, causing a craze across the nation.


Ever since the chicken sandwich was put on the menu, many people have waited through long lines to try a bite of the rare sandwich. Every single Popeyes in Northern Virginia ran out of the sandwiches after two weeks.


Regular and spicy are the the two varieties to choose when buying the sandwich. The sandwich costs 3.99, but some have been purchasing many sandwiches and selling it to others for a more expensive price. 


There are debates about the chicken sandwich being better than the classic Chick-Fil-A sandwich. Principal Flynn tried both sandwiches and made his decision about which one was better.


 “Chick-Fil-A does not win for me,” Principal Flynn said. “I like things with a little pica, a little kick, a little amp to it.” 


Principal Flynn grew up on Irish food. He never appreciated spice until he married his wife, who is half Hispanic and Italian. He only had been to Chick-Fil-A once and thought the sandwich was okay. 


“I like the Cajun seasoning of Popeyes,” Principal Flynn said.


Other people who have tried the sandwich, like junior Ernie Martinez, preferred Chick-Fil-A over Popeyes. He got his sandwich from the Leesburg Popeyes.


“In my honest opinion, they’re both good, but like, I say Chick Fil A is so much better,” Martinez said. “You have to try it out yourself, go for it dude.”


Popeyes ran out of the sandwiches quickly due to  popular demand for it. The meat used in the sandwich is a chicken filet, and Popeyes used all of their filets for September and October. 


Inventory for the sandwich may come back in mid October, but not for every Popeyes.