Popeyes’ BYOB: Bring Your Own Bun, make your own sandwich

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Randy Estrada holds up his chicken sandwiches at a Popeyes, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, in Kyle, Texas. After Popeyes added a crispy chicken sandwich to their fast-fast menu, the hierarchy of chicken sandwiches in America was rattled, and the supremacy of Chick-fil-A and others was threatened. It’s been a trending topic on social media, fans have weighed in with YouTube analyses and memes, and some have reported long lines just to get a taste of the new sandwich. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

(NEWS10) – Popeyes is taking a creative approach to tackle their Chicken Sandwich shortage by asking guest to #BYOB (Bring your own bun).

Here is how it works: grab a bun, go to Popeyes, order their three-piece tenders, and make your own sandwich.

In a statement to CNN, Bruno Cardinali, Popeyes’ head of marketing for North America sad, “While we work to get the sandwich back in our restaurants, we wanted to offer our guests a fun way to satisfy their Popeyes sandwich cravings.”

The sandwich shortage started after the company announced they would start serving a chicken sandwich back in August. But they sold of inventory in just two weeks.

Some say it may be thanks to a social media debate over which fast food chain had the best chicken sandwich: Popeyes, Chik-fil-A, or Wendy’s?

Fans who aren’t into the BYOB idea, don’t worry the chicken sandwich should be making it’s return shortly – according to the company.

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