News 5 even did some dirty work and discovered that three area locations won't have any on hand until Wednesday, and many other spots are so busy they couldn't be bothered to even answer the phone. Other sandwich lovers have taken to the internet to express their despair at not being able to find the Popeyes delicacy in Cleveland:
Bro what Popeyes in Cleveland has this sandwich like y is this bitch so hard to obtain🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺— tina montana (@colettevscozart) August 22, 2019
None of this should be too shocking as Popeyes has reported a huge spike in nationwide store attendance since the sandwich hit, as compared to the rest of summer's numbers.
I went to 3 @PopeyesChicken yesterday in Cleveland, all of which were sold out of the chicken sandwich. What did you do, ship each location one box??— Brandon O'Neill (@BMONeill) August 25, 2019
Meanwhile, the "Great Chicken Sandwich Wars of 2019" continue to rock and roll on Twitter, with people quibbling over whether Popeyes, Chick-fil-A and also, as more of an afterthought, Wendy's have the best sandwiches.
As we haven't yet had the privilege of tasting the Popeyes sandwich, here's one food review that breaks down the rivalry:
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