Gun Pulled After Mob Demands Popeyes Chicken Sandwich in South Houston, Police Say

Gun Pulled After Mob Demands Popeyes Chicken Sandwich in South Houston, Police Say

If you thought the Popeyes chicken sandwich craze couldn’t get any more ridiculous, think again. Last night a customer pulled a gun on a manager at one of the Houston restaurants after being told they were out of chicken sandwiches, reported the Houston Chronicle.

According to the report, shortly after 9 p.m. Monday night, the group entered the restaurant and attempted to order chicken sandwiches. After the manger told them they were out, one of the men got upset, pulled out a pistol and asked for a sandwich again.

The manager reiterated that they didn’t have any and the group left the restaurant and drove away in a blue SUV. The Houston police department said they checked video surveillance in the store in hopes of identifying the suspects as well as combed the area for the vehicle.

A chicken sandwich is seen at a Popeyes, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, in Kyle, Texas. After Popeyes added a crispy chicken sandwich to their fast-fast menu, the hierarchy of chicken sandwiches in America was rattled, and the supremacy of Chick-fil-A and others was threatened. It’s been a trending topic on social media, fans have weighed in with YouTube analyses and memes, and some have reported long lines just to get a taste of the new sandwich. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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Popeyes’ chicken sandwich took the country by storm when it was introduced last month. A couple of tweets between competitors started the “chicken sandwich wars” about whether the Louisiana-Kitchen’s sandwich bested Chik-Fil-A’s original chicken sandwich.

On Tuesday, August. 27, after a non-stop, national craze that included long lines, traffic jams, and even fights over the course of a two-week period, Popeyes announced it had sold out of chicken sandwiches at all of its restaurants. They promised to eventually bring it back for good, however.

Obviously, the enraged male customer didn’t get that memo. Thankfully, no one was injured during the incident according to USA Today.