The Popeyes chicken sandwich is making headlines once again after an armed group of people rushed one of the restaurants in southeast Houston Monday night demanding chicken sandwiches.
Employees told ABC13 that a mob of two women, three men, and a baby were told at the drive-thru that the chicken sandwiches were sold out. Rather than drive off to another venue, they tried to get into the restaurant, with a gun - but a quick-thinking worker was able to lock the door before he could enter.
"It was more of an aggravated assault because he was displaying a weapon and threatened employees," said Lt. Larry Crowson with Houston Police.
After the sandwich went viral, Popeyes was forced to release a statement warning customers that the chicken sandwich was low in stock:
"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," the statement reads.
"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."
Though we understand that it may be frustrating to crave certain foods and be disappointed, waving guns around over a fast-food item is ever a smart idea.
Unpopular opinion: Popeyes is not the best chicken sandwich out!