Thursday, August 4 2022
Can you believe it’s been a year since Popeyes unveiled a fried chicken sandwich so popular that one location sold over 3,000 sandwiches in a single day?

Wednesday marks the one year anniversary of the highly sought after Popeyes Chicken Sandwich.

Shortly after its launch last year, the sandwich went viral after a Twitter feud, later named Chicken Wars, broke out between numerous fast food chains debating who makes the best fried chicken sandwich.

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According to the company, 203 million Popeyes Chicken Sandwiches were sold last year.

In November 2019, a Popeyes location sold 3,582 sandwiches in one day, according to the fast food chain.

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“When online conversation about the chicken sandwich was at its peak (between August 17 and September 1), Popeyes had 338,000 conversations, which equates to 16 tweets per minute about the Popeyes chicken sandwich,” said the company in a statement released Wednesday.

To commemorate the anniversary, the company launched a Countdown to 2021 campaign featuring the popular food item under the ball in Times Square.

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