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Popeyes flips Chick-fil-A the bird by bringing back sandwich on a Sunday

Chick-fil-A is notoriously closed on Sundays.


Alexandra Samuels

Internet Culture

Posted on Oct 28, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 12:23 am CDT

Months after the summer’s infamous chicken sandwich wars, Popeyes has returned with a vengeance.

Popeyes on Monday morning announced its chicken sandwich would be making a comeback on Nov. 3—a Sunday. The announcement was a clear dig at Chick-fil-A, which is notoriously closed on Sundays. 


The beef (ha, get it?) between the two fast-food chains began earlier this year, shortly after Popeyes introduced its rival chicken sandwich which broke the internet. The two restaurants immediately exchanged jabs on Twitter, and the Twitter-verse descended into a flurry as users began taking sides in the Great Sandwich Debate of 2019. 

Popeyes ran out of chicken sandwiches after it became a viral sensation. The sandwich was apparently so good that not even Bojangles’, Wendy’s, or Chick-fil-A could compare.

(Wendy’s also tried to get in on the action, but its joke mainly fell flat.)

Twitter users have primarily backed Popeyes in the chicken battle, considering its main competitor has a history of donating to anti-LGBTQ organizations.

While some haven’t bought into the Popeyes hype, many seem to stan a petty and woke ally.

“Popeye’s bringing back their chicken sandwich on a Sunday is the fast-food battle I’m here for,” Twitter user @ReaganKingIsles wrote.



Are you ready for round two of the chicken sandwich wars? 


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*First Published: Oct 28, 2019, 4:32 pm CDT