On Tuesday, August 27, Popeyes announced it will sell out of the Chicken Sandwich by the end of the week.
The sandwich has only been available since August 12, but became a cultural phenom. Despite being well-known for its fried chicken, Popeyes never actually offered a sandwich on the menu before this sandwich. But it seems as though America went a little to crazy for this sandwich.
"We have seen an extraordinary demand for the new Popeyes Chicken Sandwich following our nationwide launch on August 12," said a statement from Popeyes provided to Bustle. "It has been amazing to see our guests share their love for our brand and for the new Chicken Sandwich on social media and beyond, and we are truly humbled and grateful for their support. The demand for the new Chicken Sandwich in the first few weeks following launch far exceeded our very optimistic expectations. In fact, Popeyes aggressively forecasted demand through the end of September and has already sold through that inventory. As a result, Popeyes restaurants across the country are expected to sell out of the Chicken Sandwich by the end of this week. We, along with our suppliers, are working tirelessly to bring the new sandwich back to guests as soon as possible."
We hope the sandwich comes back soon!