Popeyes has officially sold out of the chicken sandwich (for now)

The fast food chain said its working with its suppliers to bring it back as soon as possible

Fast Food Chain Popeyes to Debut Its First Sandwich. The item, which premieres next week and contains pickles, is very similar to rival Chick-fil-A's classic chicken sandwich. It will be served on a toasted brioche bun along with a choice of either a classic mayo or spicy Cajun spread. With its new sandwich, Popeyes is hoping the item will help out same-store sales growth, which increased 3% in the most recent quarter. The nationwide release also comes as Popeyes attempts to keep up with Chick-fil-A'

Still hoping to get your hands on a Popeyes chicken sandwich? You’ll have to wait, because the fast food chain has sold out of its inventory of the entree.

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The restaurant announced the news on Twitter with a video that recapped all the attention its latest menu item has received recently.

The upload shows clips of people taking bites out of the sandwich and others standing in long lines just to get it. It also includes images of “sold out” signs posted at various locations.

Although the company is all out of chicken sandwiches, it said the meal will soon be back on the menu “for good.”

Popeyes stores across the country have been busier than usual since launching the sandwich on Aug. 12. The brand even sparked a debate online over which fast food spot served the best chicken sandwich.

Although Wendy’s, Bojangles, and Shake Shack all entered the battle, the main competition seemed to be between Popeyes and Chick-fil-A.

No word yet on when the Popeyes chicken sandwich will be available again, but the company said its working with its suppliers to bring it back as soon as possible.

To be among the first to know about its return, download the restaurant's app and turn on push notifications.

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