Popeye’s launches “Bring Your Own Bun” after viral sandwich sells out
That’s one way to get your chicken sandwich fix in the meantime.September 12, 2019
All anyone has been talking about for the past month has been Popeye’s internet-breaking chicken sandwich.
It’s also been a meme lately, with the sandwich’s popularity causing some restaurants to become completely overwhelmed with orders.
It became so popular at one point that the chain ran out of sandwiches nationwide for an undetermined amount of time.
Y’all. We love that you love The Sandwich. Unfortunately we’re sold out (for now). pic.twitter.com/Askp7aH5Rr
— Popeyes Chicken (@PopeyesChicken) August 27, 2019
The announcement came more than two weeks ago, leaving many to wonder when and if the sandwich would finally make its return.
While we don’t have good news yet about when it’s coming back, Popeye’s is offering its patrons an unusual deal to hold them over while they wait.
Popeye’s is now suggesting that people BYOB as in Bring Your Own Bun, so they can put some chicken tenders inside and let you pretend that it’s the real sandwich. While it won’t have any of the other fixings like mayo and pickles, it’s still technically a chicken sandwich.
The tweet includes an entire video promo of people ordering three tenders and putting them between their own buns they bring to the locations. You can see it below.
Try our new BYOB! It’s basically The Sandwich! Only no mayo. Or pickles. And you bring your own bun… Really it’s just three tenders… pic.twitter.com/9jOFyfdae4
— Popeyes Chicken (@PopeyesChicken) September 12, 2019
While the tweet was most likely just a joke, it caused a lot of stir online with people who thought it was both funny and patronizing, because all everyone wants is for the damn sandwich to be back on the menu already. See what people had to say about the BYOB idea below.
Popeyes just told y’all to come with your hair washed and blown out ????
— Domonique??? (@ChefDomonique) September 12, 2019
Me, everytime I get caught leaving Popeyes after bringing some Sunnbeam white bread to make my own chicken sandwich. pic.twitter.com/vfHWSx9Nfx
— X (@XLNB) September 12, 2019
Popeyes really said bring your own damn bun if you want the chicken sandwich so bad lmao pic.twitter.com/kb0mSY8iAa
— Monty Jones (@____Mani) September 12, 2019
wtf is this spirit airlines energy https://t.co/JWtTLNUUTO
— Steadman™ (@AsteadWesley) September 12, 2019
Popeye’s is now BYOB (bring ur own bun) if u want their chicken sandwich!
“We wanted to offer guests a fun way to satisfy their Popeyes cravings.”
Sir, unless ur on Supermarket Sweep, buying buns isn’t my idea of fun…
— Antonella212 (Instagram) (@NYorNothing) September 12, 2019
— Robert Johnson (@RobJinTheCity) September 12, 2019
Popeyes employees when someone actually walks in with their own bread.. pic.twitter.com/oJqguUNAJD
— MakeMatDrillsGreatAgain (@JasonFeril) September 12, 2019
they really want the girls to pull up to popeyes with a hotdog bun?! Are they INSANE?!
— ZÉ TAYLOR (@FATHERBONNET) September 12, 2019
— Tamarra The Aries (@T_monster) September 12, 2019
What do you think of Popeye’s strategy for people to bring their own buns? Sound off in the comments down below!