Back in August, we told you about the all-new Popeyes Chicken Sandwich, which subsequently took social media by storm, causing the popular fast food chain to sell out of a month’s supply of sandwiches in just a few days, making for some seriously disappointed customers!
Sadly, I didn’t get a chance to try out this supposedly life-changing sandwich for myself before it sold out, so when I heard that Popeyes was bringing it back on November 3rd, I made a bee-line for my local Popeyes and saw the drive-thru line spilling out onto the main road. Clearly I wasn’t the only one who wanted to try the sandwich.
Whatever, I had already driven all the way out here for this, so I parked my Slingshot and made my way inside, where I was greeted by a line that wrapped around the entire restaurant. Yikes! But it’s all part of the experience, right? So I proceeded to stand in line.. for over 40 minutes. After placing my order, I was told to wait for my number. And then I waited some more.
Finally, the magic number 73 was called, and I quickly rushed up to the front counter to get my sandwich. The smell wafting from the bag was pretty heavenly, and my stomach was growling, having been teased by the sight of customers eating this magical chicken sandwich around me for nearly an hour now.
I peeled back the wrapper, snapped a quick photo with my greasy hands, and then took my first bite. Was it the spiritual experience that I was expecting? Not really. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a really good sandwich, made with a delicious buttermilk battered and hand breaded white meat chicken filet, served on a buttery, toasted brioche bun with barrel cured pickles and mayo or spicy Cajun spread. But it definitely wasn’t worth the 40+ minute wait.
That said, I’ll be coming back here for the Popeyes Chicken Sandwich again, once the hype dies down and the lines return to normal.