Popeye's runs out of chicken sandwiches, offers "BYOB hack" for time being

BYOB’ to Popeyes so you can make your own chicken sandwich

Craving the new Popeyes chicken sandwich?

"We didn't expect to break the internet, and as a result we had the entire nation really excited about the Popeyes Chicken Sandwich", says José Cil, CEO of Restaurant Brands International, the parent company of Popeyes.

When it comes to chicken sandwiches, Popeyes became the reigning champ this past summer.

What do you think of Popeye's strategy for people to bring their own buns? "We, along with our suppliers, are working tirelessly to bring the new sandwich back to guests as soon as possible".

Popeyes' jaunty tweet acknowledging the shortcomings of this tongue-in-cheek plan - "Try our new BYOB!" The company is instead advising that visitors order their three-piece chicken tender and attempt to make something vaguely resembling a sandwich out of that. It's basically The Sandwich!

"While we work to get the sandwich back in our restaurants, we wanted to offer our guests a fun way to satisfy their Popeyes sandwich cravings", a rep for Popeyes told CNN.

Besides being loved for being delicious, the sandwiches caused a hilarious feud on Twitter between the restaurant and Wendy's, Chick-fil-A and other fast-food chains.

The imitation sandwich will not include pickles or mayo.

The tweet includes an entire video promo of people ordering three tenders and putting them between their own buns they bring to the locations.

Our MLive Michigan's Best Team was able to score one of the sandwiches before they sold out. "None of them have ever seen anything like this".

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