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A group of armed men and women pointed a gun at Popeyes workers and demanded an order of spicy fried chicken sandwiches. The perpetrators, which consisted of three men and two women, were reportedly hungry and angry when workers told them the restaurant was out of sandwiches.

KTRK in Houston reports that a baby was with the group.

Popeyes reportedly ordered all franchise restaurants to stop serving the coveted sandwiches after a series of violent incidents at inner city locations put customers and workers in danger.

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The Popeyes chicken sandwich craze took off after the restaurant's rival, Chic-fil-A, challenged them to a chicken sandwich duel on social media.

Black Twitter took sides in the Popeyes/Chic-fil-A memes war and customers stampeded into Popeyes restaurants to sample the sandwiches for themselves.

But police say Monday night's holdup at a southeast Houston Popeyes drive up window was no laughing matter.

After workers informed the "mob" that there were no sandwiches, the group tried to enter the restaurant, but workers locked the doors. One of the men pulled a gun and threatened to open fire.

Police say the aforementioned baby was left alone in the car to fend for itself.

Police are looking for the group who fled the restaurant empty handed.

Last week, Popeyes released a statement saying the high demand for their product resulted in the sandwiches being sold out everywhere.

In the statement, Popeyes said, "We, along with our suppliers, are working tirelessly to bring the new sandwich back to guests as soon as possible."

But Black Twitter is not buying the story. They say chickens and bread are plentiful in grocery stores all over the country. And there have been no reported shortages of supplies at Chic-fil-A or other fast food restaurants.

  • Gloria

    This is embarrassing.

  • Kanyade

    An armed group...

    Demanding...SANDWICHES...

    ...and with a BABY.

    What is the what!?!?!

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  • Wreckognize Game

    I suspect that these fools were looking to go viral by pulling this foolish stunt behind a chicken sandwich. When one of these employees starts shooting, it’s gonna be a whole other day in Popeyes.

  • Rayne

    This is the dumbest Isht ever! If I’m going inside anybody’s jail it’s gone be for some platinum/uranium collar crime. I ain’t giving my life over to the law and certainly NOT over a got damn piece of ?.

  • NeverSurprised

    It appears that for large numbers of black people -- not all, yet far too many-- all intellectual development simply STOPPED. Now they are just meandering through life, making babies, collecting gvernment assistance and causing havoc at every opprtunity. It doesn't make any sense for a race of people to be THIS ignorant.

  • Banka

    THIS is getting out of hand now.... (a piece of chicken tho)

  • Desi

    I'm convinced they're crushing up molly or some type of addictive substance and sprinkling that shit with "Cajun Sparkle".

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    This shyt is yet another orchestrated distraction ......

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Sandra! That write up is HILARIOUS and SHAAYYDEEE https://media2.giphy.com/media/l4FGqDtRMMjOKdFGU/giphy-downsized-medium.gif

  • Tinytoon

    All of this for a d@mn, greasy chicken sandwich. SMDH.?

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Their mild strips mighy be Whats UP for lunch today!
    Me and Popeyes aint got NO PROBLEMS as long as they are not Out of Blackened Ranch sauce!

  • NeverSurprised

    And the adults got out of the car and tried to get into the restaurant, but the employees managed to lock the door. When they were trying to break in FOR A CHICKEN SANDWICH, the employees said they left the baby alone in the car.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    An artery clogging SAMMICH AT that!

  • Trey

    Chic Fila dot have these issues?....why?

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    It's just too much at this point. I cannuh (Joseline Hernandez voice)

  • Overpower Radio

    Laughter came from my gut reading this. ???

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    ALLLLLL OF WHAT YOU SAID... AND TO HAIL WITH THE NAY SAYERS that get offended every time someone points out the lack thereof about somr blacks folk thats proven by the blacks that are referred to!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    A slow death AT THAT!

  • Such_a_fn_Lady

    I'm over Popeyes periodt at this point. In the past two weeks I've gone to Popeyes twice and waited over 30 minutes, not even for a sandwich, just mild wings and have been told after waiting so long that they were out of them and wouldn't be cooking any more for the evening. Mind you this was 7:30 at night and they didn't close until 10. Well, the 3rd time I went I decided not to wait in the drive through line but to go inside because the line was too long, only to find out that the damn doors were locked to the lobby and that you HAD to go through drive thru.

    Never again...

  • Phillybruh

    Not surprised one bit by this. Raise your kids better, perhaps if the parents weren't focused on the wrong thing the kids won't be focused on the wrong thing.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    I BETCHA ITS CHICKEN FRIED RAT!! Seasoned and Dipped in heavy batter. THEY OUT GATHERING ALL THE RATS AS WE SPEAK. MARK MY WORDS! The demand is on high alert. ESPECIALLY ON THE HOODS!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    I BETCHA ITS CHICKEN FRIED RAT!! Seasoned and Dipped in heavy batter. THEY OUT GATHERING ALL THE RATS AS WE SPEAK. MARK MY WORDS! The demand is on high alert. ESPECIALLY ON THE HOODS!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    When you feel like it's OK to pull a gun on somebody over a chicken sandwich, you probably need to seriously examine your life. ?

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    When you feel like it's OK to pull a gun on somebody over a chicken sandwich, you probably need to seriously examine your life. ?

  • Phillybruh

    You know they prepare separate batches for Uber eats and Grub hub.

  • Phillybruh

    You know they prepare separate batches for Uber eats and Grub hub.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    For the orchestrated hoodrats they tryna kill off!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    For the orchestrated hoodrats they tryna kill off!

  • Starburst

    This is becoming sickening.

  • Starburst

    This is becoming sickening.

  • Vonda K

    Our people will go to battle over a chicken sandwich yet will not lift a finger to address real social injustices. ?

  • Vonda K

    Our people will go to battle over a chicken sandwich yet will not lift a finger to address real social injustices. ?

  • Starburst

    Mental intervention is what's needed.

  • Starburst

    Ghetto just ghetto!

  • CookieMobster

    This just in... N!ggas gonna N!gg!! Shameful down right shameful. Also, how the hell did Popeyes sell out of these sandwiches? They are battered and fried chicken right? Can't they just make some more batter and ummm batter and fry the chicken??? OR OOOORRRRR are these so called samiches not as fresh as they are claiming. Are they prepackaged frozen chicken patties that the fry up on the guise of being fresh? I swear I don't understand any of this. If you go to a place and they are sold out of what you want, you has the dumb idea to fight about that???? We gotta to do much much better then the several stereotypes we have confirmed with the whole Popeye's sandwich debacle.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    So true. Chris Rock had this hilarious routine where he says "I love black people, but I hate niggaz"... then he goes on to make the distinction beween "black people" and "niggaz". It's funny, but there's a lot of truth in it too. Some of our people are just so lost. At the end of the day, you just have to know which black people to associate with, and which ones to stay away from.

  • CookieMobster

    ALSO... I wonder if Rayquan, Boo Boo, baby girl and Quita ever worked as hard to get into a job interview as they were working to try to get into that Popeye's??? ???

  • Facts and Receipts

    They not out of em. At least not here. Babe brung us one on Sat. afternoon. But like legit ONE sandwich lol. We cut it in thirds. And I am GLAD it was only one.

    It was a 6 at best. Hell his daughter gave it a 5 and asked were we still going to Zaxbys bc I had said I wanted to get my Zensation salad one more time before it left

  • Phillybruh

    The campaign was suppose to run for 3 months. They had no idea folks were going to eat 3 months worth of chicken in 2 weeks.

  • Renee26

    I was wondering how all this got started AND why the Popeyes line was nonexistent all of a sudden.

  • sunni_daze

    People acting like whole crack-heads behind this sandwich.

  • CookieMobster

    I know but if they are as fresh as they say they are, they can just batter and fry some sandwiches there at every store right?

  • the guest

    What they did was of course wrong. But they did what millions of people were thinking if the sandwiches would be produced under threat because everyone knows Popeye's is lying. Popeyes is playing a cruel and dangerous game of withdrawing supply to sustain and increase demand.

  • Phillybruh

    If the supplier can't supply the chicken then they can't prepare them at the store.

  • Renee26

    ? after seeing that mouse jump in the deep fryer I think every resturant has mouse juice in their grease. I'm cool

  • the guest

    Not just black people, white people have been getting violent too.

  • Renee26

    That's my favorite line!

  • Renee26

    A platinum/uranium collar crime

    ???

  • MsSapphire9800

    Lawd it's Tuesday 9/3 and folks are still ranting and raving about some damn Popeye's chicken sandwich. All I want to know is who left their child in the car...was it one of the workers or robbers?
    We have more important topics...*** Zaria Burgess (15)...who's father raped and killed her......Fort Smith Ark dispatcher...who let a woman drown....Aurora Co... Elijah McClain left brain dead after being arrested.***

  • Ms..N

    Wow if folks had the same determination to work they can make as many chicken sandmiches they like!!Smh https://media2.giphy.com/media/2tLzNUUVqu45dKOoTB/giphy-downsized-medium.gif

  • Jai

    Oh...damn! They really have people out here clowning for a greasy 1,000 calorie sandwich. Please God let there be some mystery addict ingredient in this ish that is making people act a damn fool. If not, I just dont know what to say.

  • Such_a_fn_Lady
  • Rayne

    It has be be something major for me to go all in lmao

  • SugaDropPops

    So Popeyes finally got rid of all them old ass chicken sandwiches they wasn't selling before?

  • dontgetblocked

    My local Popeye stores have plenty of chicken sandwiches and a five minute wait. I don't know why folks keep saying they're sold out.

  • dontgetblocked

    We have plenty of chicken sandwiches at my Popeye's located in a white area.

  • dontgetblocked

    They have been rude during this whole event. Gave me the mild not spicy one time. Refuse to customize the sandwich, and threw the sandwich at me a couple of times.

  • sandi

    I've tried twice. Had a friend who finally got one on Saturday. We live in a small southern town. They have a sign on drive thru as of yesterday "out of sandwich". "Will be getting more." I tried and that's that. Seriously, no piece of fast food is worth a gun being pulled. Just out of control people needing some extra excuse to be out of control. But the allure of that sandwich has gone. Let's just carry on with the rest of the menu. The best food ever? What you prepare with love at home. Sure if got some good brioche bun and buttered it up and got a good cut of chicken breast and marinated it, would be just as good.

  • Keyshia Ray

    This is so stupid!!!!! Really?

  • sandi

    Just thought about this. Wonder if Popeye's got its chicken product from one of those Mississippi plants where they rounded up all the workers. Those plants were making chicken strip and nuggets, etc. I just wonder?

  • hottlanta

    And when we do folks say why r they protesting. everything is fine the way it is.

  • Truth ???

    Darn hogbeast..eatin up allllll the chicken. ????????

  • MsSapphire9800

    "Popeyes reportedly ordered all franchise restaurants to stop serving the coveted sandwiches after a series of violent incidents at inner city locations put customers and workers in danger." Thay are still selling them in my area...but the Cajun Surf & Turf is the big thing.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    I haven’t been to Popeyes since this chit started LOL. Even without that sandwich Popeyes line be long af any day out the week.

  • angelpat2812

    What da entire hell?! I ate a classic chicken Sandwich and a spicy chicken Sandwich, they're not that special! Just taste like a freaking chicken sandwich. What I liked the most was the bun and the fact that the meat stayed crunchy even though I didn't eat it right away. It is definitely not a Sandwich I would buy on the regular if its on Popeyes Menu. "IT AIN'T THAT SERIOUS!

  • Truth ???

    "Mouse juice" ??

  • Truth ???

    Are our people this pressed for a darn chicken sandwich??? Time for someone to reevaluate their life.

  • Truth ???

    I live this gif..lol

  • angelpat2812

    Yea, I saw that article about the "Rat." By black a** won't be eating at that Restaurant, ever! Because if there is one Rat, there are others in that place! Facts!!! My paranoid behind will be wondering how many "Rats" got deep-fried unware. So, no thanks!

  • Ryan

    I KNEW this would get posted - it's fox news/breitbart approved cause it shows (a few) black folks in a negative light. Called it. So damned basic and predictable, LOL!!

  • Michelle M

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    This is really sad. Over some chicken?! My freedom ain't worth a piece of fried chicken slapped between some buns

  • Ryan

    Those three or four people were gonna act a fool anyway, only a matter of time. The media's what keeps trying to blow these non-stories up.

  • SeannaPaula

    I don't know it could allegedly be that same thing they flooded the blk neighborhood with in the 80s. at least 80 % if not more of Popeyes are in a predominantly black neighborhoods and that is a undeniable fact. Anyway can't say I don't fyck with chicken and fries frm time to time

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    It is not that damn serious...smh

  • SpiceGirl
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  • SeannaPaula

    Popeyes been selling chicken for decades you tell me they have for
    Financial or marketing forecaster in the 1st few days to see this coming and get prepared,. I mean it ain't that serious but ya`ll sound sleepy

  • Renee26

    Ijs

  • Renee26

    I feel you 100%

  • SeannaPaula

    Chic Fila are decent owners by the actions they aren't money hunger don't care nothing bout the environment, workers, customer service or customer, . Their bathroom are almost always spotless clean their workersare paid a decent salary and just in case you believe in religion and god they give u sunday to worship or spend time with your family instead of playing in hot greease to make them richer.

  • Bree

    This is getting out of hand. Go to the neighborhood supermarket buy some buns and chicken breast, throw them in flour, beated eggs, and breadcrumbs and fry em. This darn sandwich is causing too much ruckus.

  • MsSapphire9800

    It really started with Chick Fil A & Popeyes on twitter making memes about each other's chicken sandwich...so basically it was just a twitter fight between them....and Black folks jumped in and took over.

  • PrettyMeka08

    Are there addictive ingredients in these sandwiches that’s causing pandemonium? It’s weird behavior, like it’s the last meal available or something.

  • Truth ???

    Lol

  • gellie

    My goodness... IT'S A CHICKEN SANDWICH!!!! WTF is wrong with people???!!!

  • 1KimJones

    Wait for it..... smh Poor ignorant fools falling for this setup.

  • Vonda K

    Of course they have. However, my people don’t have time to waste on silly stuff.

  • Vonda K

    Meanwhile our oppressors sit back and laugh.
    As long they keep this energy over chicken sandwich they can continue to oppress and terrorize us.

  • E Ethel Ballys

    Ha ha ha!

  • E Ethel Ballys

    Well, there is one thing I know for sure.

  • the guest

    Popeyes is conducting itself like a drug dealer.

    Fast Food has addictive chemicals and combined with media, people are acting like drug addicts over a chicken sandwich. It's all calculated. I wonder what the secret ingredient is in the sandwich.

  • the guest

    I'm glad (white) people are suing Popeyes for false advertising and distress.

  • TheOwley

    The stereotype of black folks and chicken is alive and well. Sad.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    PUT It ALL Down~
    Eating a diet of French fries, Pringles and white bread was enough to make one teenage boy lose his sight, according to a case study published in a medical journal.

    Scientists from the University of Bristol examined the case of a young patient whose extremely picky eating led to blindness, and have warned of the dangers of a poor diet.
    The unidentified patient told doctors he had only eaten fries from the fish and chip shop, Pringles potato chips, white bread, slices of processed ham and sausage since elementary school, and he avoided foods with certain textures. He first visited a doctor at age 14, complaining of tiredness, according to a case report published in the Annals of Internal Medicine on Monday.
    He wasn't taking any medication, had a normal BMI and height, and showed no visible signs of malnutrition. Cnn

  • C H David Byrd

    I completely agree with you...something is not right with this....

  • anoel06

    Bingo! Hit the nail on the head! They are putting something in the chicken. Just was reading about it....

  • RespectSelf

    lol I will not believe this story lol I will not. smh

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    I wonder if they will have Popeyes's Chicken Sandwiches in jail? Just asking aloud.

  • deadellamore

    I can't!!!! NOT FOR A CHICKEN SANDWICH. https://media1.giphy.com/media/O5LDFyEHkMhqg/giphy.gif

  • Nicole Myles

    Yes saw that a couple months ago. Mom took the baby to the hospital the next day & lied about the injuries & the baby passed away SMH. SAD

  • Nicole Myles

    Sorry but IDC what so called oppressors think. It's dumbasses in EVERY race even the OPPRESSORS. So let them think whatever they want their human just like the rest of us & hold no power over me. What a few black people do don't speak for the rest of us

  • NeverSurprised

    Plus, 12 black children shot and killed in St Louis since April, youngest was two years old. Heaven forbid anyone actually focus on life and death issues when, instead, they can act a fool over chicken .

  • Naturally Brown

    ? bye

  • Naturally Brown

    ?**wordless**

  • Naturally Brown

    ??????love people that focus on some of the dangers of this chyt they putting out, we cant avoid it all, but atleast try

  • chris

    Hope they whole crew get locked up. Streets never gonna be safe with thugs like that running free

  • Naturally Brown

    Sounds good, but love we are all looked at the same, in oink people eyes.

  • Ms. Jackson

    ... ???????

  • Nicole Myles

    My point EXACTLY! So when you have that slave mentality of thinking you give them power over you. Who cares what they think their human just like the rest of us so let them think what they want their not god so their opinions of me & my people's means absolutely nothing. Like I said every race does stupid things even the so called OPPRESSORS

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Unless you're ghetto trash.

  • Lucky8

    Lol

  • LotusFlowerBombOne
  • Mona Lisa

    This is disgusting. I mean folks are actually try to kill folks over a damn chicken sandwich. Ghetto as hell!

  • davine puddin

    Can lay people get medicine journals too? Or just professionals? I want law review too

  • Jussjess25

    Sandy this story ain't true ??

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose
  • Jussjess25

    Oop ok

  • ClaireHuxtable

    You probably can! I went to a medical library years ago. It was fascinating...yet probably boring to the Average Joe or Joanne.
    I seem to remember it was attached to a medical affiliated school.

  • Gamer????? Chick

    Yeah I bet its sugar, it can be very addictive, I read the ingredients in Chick fil a food and some items contain sugar.

  • Nicole Myles

    IJS when other races like the so called OPPRESSORS do stuff like this you never hear them saying I wonder what black people think & that's a FACT so why should we care what they think SMH

  • KenHay

    Very disgusting.
    Smh.

  • KenHay

    And who knows what's being added to them chicken sandwiches

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Yep. Genocide in a sammich.

  • sliquehead

    What will they do for a Klondike bar? ......I mean seriously?

  • KenHay

    ????

  • MRiGOThim
  • Lovely517

    I walked into the kitchen at work this morning and my Caucasian coworkers were having a detailed conversation about this Popeyes debacles. I turned right around and walked out. I knew they were just dying for my input?

  • Wayup!

    Right.... Always trying to get the black experience.... Knowing full damn well they don't eat there .. .they eat at Chick-fil-A?

  • LoveChild

    Salt cycle. Bet they were dehydrated. And stoned.

  • ?Tell the truth?

    I heard someone say these sandwiches were part of the Illuminati ? I haven’t eating one and don’t plan on it .

  • Satin Panther

    Even tho I love Popeyes with a passion I haven't even been there since this crispy chicken sandwich craze has started! If there was biological warfare going on ppl would be dead, Popeyes made over 26 mil from this alone and it was bcuz of black ppl marketing it on social media. Everyone just need to calm tf down already, RIDICULOUS!

  • Stacey J

    I didn't get a chance to get one but lawrd the way people are acting there must be crack in these things!

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    I know the white folks are having a field day with this smdh and we ain't making this no better by doing stupid shit like this ?

  • Allihave2say

    We are an economic force. We just don't operate from a position of power.

  • Satin Panther

    I agree, we always set trends but don't benefit from the chit