The chicken sandwich saga reached a new craziness level Monday night when an armed group of people crashed a Popeye restaurant in southeast Houston.
Employees told an ABC13 reporter at the scene that a group of two women and three men crashed the door to the store after being told in the drive through that the chicken sandwiches were sold out. They reportedly put a baby in their car.
Staff told local reporters that they were able to lock the group out of the restaurant. No injuries were reported, and police are working on a description of the suspect, ABC1
Houston Police confirmed to HuffPost that they received a call just before 9:00. about five or six people in a vehicle. They said a man pulled a gun on staff after Popeye ran out of chicken sandwich, and that staff ran to the back of the restaurant.
The now infamous Popeye's chicken sandwich was at the center of a chaotic, chicken-filled whirlwind across the nation last month after the product went viral due to a Twitter war between the chain and competitor Chick-fil-A.
It was a menu item that undoubtedly destroyed many of Popeye's employees, as employees were reportedly forced to work hours of overtime to meet the huge demand. The chain announced that they had sold across the country on Tuesday – just over two weeks after launching the item.
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