“I can’t get happy; I have this sandwich on my mind. I can’t think straight. It just consumes you.”
The drama continues within the chicken sandwich wars!
A Tennessee man sued Popeyes for running out of its popular new chicken sandwich. He accused the fast-food restaurant of false advertising and deceptive business practice. He complained the shortage caused him to waste his time because he had to drive around Chattanooga.
“I can’t get happy; I have this sandwich on my mind. I can’t think straight,” he told the Times Free Press on Thursday. “It just consumes you.”
Barr, who owns a company in the automobile industry, claims Popeyes purposefully overhyped the sandwiches and under-delivered quantity to increase popularity and garner attention.
“It’s totally deceptive. Who runs out of chicken? It’s a big fiasco. Someone has to stand up to big corporate,” said an agitated Barr. “Everyone is captivated by these sandwiches. They’ve got everyone gassed up on them.”
Dude. It’s a chicken sandwich. Go to Chick-fil-A.
Popeyes provided a few restaurants with the sandwich on August 12. The item caught the eye of the public when Popeyes “feuded with Wendy’s and Chick-fil-A over who had the best sandwich.”
(Personally, I believe Wendy’s has the best spicy chicken sandwich. Other than that, I go to Chick-fil-A. It’s the Lord’s chicken after all.)
Barr drove all around town to find this supposed divine sandwich. He blew out his tire on his adventure, which also broke a $1,500 rim on his car.
After he fixed his car, he continued his search on Craig’s List. One man claimed his friend at Popeyes “stashed some in a walk-in freezer.” He told Barr to meet him behind one of the locations for the sandwich.
Barr handed the man $25 for the $5 sandwich. He owed $20 “for the troubles.” But once the man went inside he never came out.
Barr went inside and told an employee what happened. The employee “said a man matching the description had bought something and left out the front door.”
The humiliation caused his friends to laugh at him. OH THE HUMANITY.
Barr filed the lawsuit to Hamilton County Circuit Clerk Larry Henry. Representing himself, Barr wants $5,000 in damages.DONATE
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