If you haven't gotten your hands on one of the sauteed Popeyes fried chicken sandwiches by now, it's unlikely that it will happen in a while.
The sandwich that debuted earlier this month to long lines and all sorts of online hype will be sold out everywhere by the end of the week, Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen announced Tuesday.
“The demand for the new chicken sandwich in the first few weeks after launch far exceeded our very optimistic expectations. In fact, Popeyes aggressively predicted demand through the end of September and has already sold through that stock, "the chain said in a prepared statement.
But they will be back soon," Popeyes said in a video posted on Twitter .
Sandwich, served on a brioche-like bowl of pickles and a special sauce, sparked an intense social media rivalry with Chick-fil-A. Other fast-food chains serving chicken sandwiches also entered the selection, and it didn't take long for passionate consumers to storm the Internet with their favorites.
The Popeyes sandwiches have not been easy to come by since they launched, while diners have been waiting for long lines in stores and reviews for a taste. sold out divorced days before the chain's national announcement Tuesday.