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Man draws gun in Popeyes to order new sandwich

Man draws gun in Popeyes to order new sandwich

Washington - A group of pulled up in a car at a Popeyes drive-in window on Monday night to order the chain's new hit sandwich.



By AFP

Published: Wed 4 Sep 2019, 11:45 PM

Last updated: Thu 5 Sep 2019, 1:48 AM

A man drew a gun in a Popeyes fast-food restaurant in Houston, Texas, after learning it had run out of a chicken sandwich that has been all the rage since being introduced last month, police said.
A group of five adults and a baby pulled up in a car at a Popeyes drive-in window on Monday night to order the chain's new hit sandwich.
Told there were no more, they went into the restaurant and one of them drew a gun on employees, Houston police said on Twitter.
By the time the police arrived, the group had fled without further trouble. But the incident underscored the sensation created by Popeyes new sandwich, which was launched on August 12 to compete with a popular Chick-fil-A offering amid an intense publicity and social media campaign.
The rivalry has led to runs on Popeyes that have depleted its stock of the sandwich in some of its stores.
Craig Barr of Tennessee filed suit over the shortage, accusing the Louisiana-inspired fried chicken chain of false and deceptive advertising, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reported.


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