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Popeyes and Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich Feud

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Added by Matt • Updated 4 months ago by Sophie

Popeyes and Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich Feud
Category: Meme Status: Submission Year: 2019 Origin: Twitter Region:
Type: Viral Debate,
Tags: popeye's, fried chicken, fast food, chicken sandwich, food, chick-fil-a,
Popeyes and Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich Feud

About

Popeye's and Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich Feud refers to an online debate between fans of the fried chicken sandwiches sold at the fast-food restaurants Popeye's and Chick-fil-A. Additionally, official social media accounts of the restaurants have also joined the argument.

Origin

On August 12th, 2019, the official Popeye's Twitter [1] account tweeted a photograph of their new chicken sandwich. They wrote, "Chicken. Brioche. Pickles. New. Sandwich. Popeyes. Nationwide. So. Good. Forgot. How. Speak. In. Complete. Sandwiches. I mean, sentences." The tweet received more than 24,000 likes and 4,000 retweets in about one week (shown below, left).

One week later, on August 19th, the fast-food restaurant Chick-fil-A tweeted,[2] "Bun + Chicken + Pickles = all the ❤️ for the original." Within 24 hours, the tweet received more than 16,000 likes and 2,000 retweets (shown below, right).


Popeyes Chicken @PopeyesChicken Chicken. Brioche. Pickles. New. Sandwich. Popeyes. Nationwide. So. Good. Forgot. How. Speak. In. Complete. Sandwiches. mean, sentences. KEN POPEYES U NCE 72 4:32 PM Aug 12, 2019 Twitter for iPhone Chick-fil-A, Inc. @ChickfilA for the original Bun Chicken Pickles all the Bun Chicken Pickles Love 8:15 AM Aug 19, 2019 Sprinklr


That day, Popeye's retweeted and replied to Chick-fil-A's tweet.[3] They wrote, "… y’all good?" The tweet received more than 280,000 likes and 78,000 retweets in 24 hours (shown below).


Popeyes Chicken @PopeyesChicken ... y'all good? @ChickfilA Aug 19 for the original. Chick-fil-A, Inc. Bun Chicken Pickles all the + Bun Chicken Pickles 10:58 AM Aug 19, 2019 Twitter Web App

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Following the tweets, people began to joke about Chick-fil-A's response to Popeye's sandwich (examples below).

Several media outlets covered the debate, including Eater,[4] Thrillist,[5] Fox News, [6] USA Today[7] and more. On August 19th, Twitter[8] published a Moments page on the debate, as well.


X @XLNB Replying to @PopeyesChicken ARIOTAN EARGHTES POPeYes Chick Gazx Twitter 11:25 AM Aug 19, 2019 Twitter for iPhone Replying to @ChickfilA Me when I tried the new Popeyes sandwich Get Up 10:20 AM Aug 19, 2019 Twitter Web App Fiona Applebum Says Don't Give Shaun King Money! @WrittenBy Hanna popeyes chick fil a Twitter Web App 10:34 AM Aug 19, 2019


On August 27th, Popeyes sold out of their chicken sandwiches according to their Twitter account (shown below). The tweet gained over 89,300 likes and 24,500 retweets in two months.



Popeyes Chicken Sandwich Returns

On October 28th, 2019, Popeyes chicken announced on Twitter that their sandwich would be back on November 3rd (shown below). The tweet accumulated over 56,200 likes and 22,300 retweets in a day. The video featured a Popeyes sign that reads "Open Sunday" next to Chick Fil-A's sign that reads "Closed Sunday."



On October 28th, Twitter user @TaReefKnockOut[9] commented on the video by tweeting a screenshot of the video and calling Popeyes petty (shown below, left). The tweet gained over 7,900 likes and 1,900 shares in a day. Twitter user @CuffsTheLegend[10] tweeted "Popeyes still taking shots at Chick-Fil-A like they didn’t run outta sandwiches for almost 4 months" (shown below, right). The tweet garnered over 3,600 likes and 830 retweets in a day.


73-9 and they LIED @CuffsTheLegend Popeyes still taking shots at Chick-Fil-A like they didn't run outta sandwiches for almost 4 months 8:28 AM Oct 28, 2019 Twitter for iPhone

Various Examples


Trey Smith @SlimiHendrix 1AN Okay, she's cute, she's smart, and she even lies to cops. CPICY 10:33 AM Aug 18, 2019 Twitter for iPhone Yung Buñuelo @Povediitz This how Popeye's has Chick-fil-A rn GIF 11:09 AM Aug 19, 2019 Twitter for iPhone nickntv on twitch @NickNMedia @PopeyesChicken keep applying pressure baby 10:07 AM Aug 19, 2019 Twitter for iPhone >
X @XLNB Chick-Fil-A watching everybody eating Popeyes new chicken sandwich GIF 11:21 AM Aug 19, 2019 Twitter for iPhone Soul @Soul_Brother13 KFC looking at everybody debating Popeyes vs Chick-fil- A 2:36 PM Aug 19, 2019 Twitter for iPhone JuanPa @jpbrammer 22h the girls are FIIIGHT|I||ING Popeyes Chicken ...y'all good? twitter.com/ChickfilA/sta... @PopeyesChicken 22h t 111 1.1K 5 JuanPa @jpbrammer Popeye's really made a chicken sandwich so good it made people think "maybe Chick-Fil-A IS homophobic..." Imao 11:21 AM Aug 19, 2019 Twitter for iPhone

Search Interest

External References



Tags: popeye's, fried chicken, fast food, chicken sandwich, food, chick-fil-a,


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