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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.
Y’all…the sandwich is back Sunday, November 3rd. Then every day. 🤯🔥 pic.twitter.com/JDxyCIv0zz— Popeyes Chicken (@PopeyesChicken) October 28, 2019
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.
Bun + Chicken + Pickles = all the ❤️ for the original. pic.twitter.com/qBAIIxZx5v— Chick-fil-A, Inc. (@ChickfilA) August 19, 2019
... y’all good? https://t.co/lPaTFXfnyP— Popeyes Chicken (@PopeyesChicken) August 19, 2019
(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.
I'm calling out any and everybody that has overhyped this popeyes chicken sandwich once I finally get one and try it myself....no Chick-fil-A slander is tolerated over here!!— Thoro Tha MC (@rothoromusic) October 28, 2019
I’d like to believe them, but Popeye’s already has a Restaurant-That-Cried-Chicken Sandwich kind of reputation https://t.co/sn4OFxn197— Jacob Moore (@JaMo_17) October 28, 2019
Popeye's bringing back their chicken sandwich on a Sunday is the fast-food battle I'm here for.— Reagan King (@ReaganKingIsles) October 28, 2019
Popeyes still taking shots at Chick-Fil-A like they didn’t run outta sandwiches for almost 4 months— 73-9 and they LIED 🏁 (@CuffsTheLegend) October 28, 2019
Popeyes chicken sammich coming back like pic.twitter.com/Gk0G5rsLUH— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) October 28, 2019
Popeyes coming for Chick Fil A’s head https://t.co/3f8oNDP2dF— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) October 28, 2019
Are you ready for round two of the chicken sandwich wars?
Alexandra Samuels is a political reporter at the Texas Tribune and contributor to the Daily Dot, where she started as an intern covering politics in the summer of 2016. She enjoys Marvel movies, baking, and reading murder-mystery novels.