Popeye’s $4.99 chicken special last week dayum near caused a riot in New York the other day when they ran out chicken during the promotion:
The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle says that the first location to run out was in Rochester, with cars filling the parking lot and spilling out onto the street. Hungry chicken fans then drove to another location, which also ran out of chicken.
“It was quite the promotion,” a shift manager at a local Popeye’s told the paper. “It was phenomenal. We had people trying to place multiple orders. The promotion allowed only one order per person. It got crazy at the end.”
Meanwhile, on Long Island, police were called in after chicken-related traffic started to cause serious problems during rush hour. Eventually, the entrance to the Popeye’s was cordoned off with crime scene tape. (Source)
Dayum! Those New Yorkers were serious about their chicken!! I think the Atlanta locations were smarter and saw all y’all coming cause I haven’t heard of any disgruntled customers round these parts. Don’t act like you weren’t in line over there in West End…. cause I was right behind you! 😆