Would you pay $138.52 for a fried chicken sandwich? No, it’s not part of a tasting menu at Minibar. A Maryland man is selling the newly released, frenzy causing Popeyes fried chicken sandwich on public Facebook group DMV Yard Sale for $100, plus a hefty $38.52 delivery fee within 25 miles. So yes, that’s a $138.52, day-old, possibly cold, (unopened!) Popeyes chicken sandwich.
$100 Brand New, Unopened.This is THE chicken sandwich that has everyone on the Internet going crazy 🤯.Buy mine &…
How did we, as a society, get here? Let’s quickly backtrack. Last Monday, Popeyes announced its first fried chicken sandwich in 47 years—a fried chicken sandwich with pickles on a brioche bun that sounds a lot like Chick-fil-A’s fried chicken sandwich with pickles on a brioche bun. The two poultry powerhouses then went to war on social media, with fans on either side taking swings. The New Yorker published a 1,362-word ode. Even Bojangles and Wendy’s got involved.
lol, guess that means the food’s as dry as the jokes https://t.co/aX3XnRunNW
— WENDY'S SPICY NUGGETS ARE BACK!!! (@Wendys) August 20, 2019
The social media frenzy spilled out onto the streets. People in Washington went nuts, and Popeyes didn’t seem ready. Yesterday, over a week after the release, a man waited 50 minutes at the Noma location for a sandwich.
H Street. Line has died down a bit. But I’ve been here for 50 minutes at this point.
— cayce mccabe (@caycefayce) August 20, 2019
The Tenleytown location ran out at 2:30 PM and Mount Rainier by 5 PM. Navy Yard just hung up on us when we called and asked about it. The Pentagon mall in Arlington sold over 500.
All of DC Popeyes seem to be out of chicken sandwiches and it’s this news story all over again pic.twitter.com/WndSU8tbme
— Gene Park (@GenePark) August 19, 2019
Which brings us to the $138.52 sandwich. Or, you know, you could just order it for $3.99 on the app.
Order it on the app 📲
— Tim Ebner (@TimEbner) August 20, 2019