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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

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

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

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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. 

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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.

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(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.

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https://twitter.com/CuffsTheLegend/status/1188794688419041280

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

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