Don’t promise Popeyes Chicken sandwiches if you can’t deliver on those promises is the lesson learned.
An East Ridge, Tennessee man has filed a civil summons in Hamilton County General Sessions court against Popeyes Chicken because he was not happy about his repeated trips to the fast food restaurant, only to find they were out of their new crispy chicken sandwich.
The shortages seem to be going on across the country, as the popularity of the new menu item surges following a social media battle with Chick-Fil-A, a competitor that sells their own version of a crispy chicken sandwich.
“Y’all. We love that you love The Sandwich. Unfortunately we’re sold out (for now),” Popeyes tweeted.
The man filing the summons, Craig Barr, says he is suing for “false advertising, deceptive business practices by entity to public. Countless time wasted driving to and from Popeyes. No chicken sandwich. Was told to come back this day- still no sandwich.”
Barr says he answered a “black list” Craigslist ad, promising a Popeyes worker who worked the fryer would “stash” the sandwiches in the back, and sell them to customers who paid $24.
Barr says the alleged employee took his money, but never delivered the fried goods.
Chattanooga Police say they don’t know of any reports of problems at local Popeyes restaurants. The ad now appears to be taken down.
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