A white man was chased by an angry mob, beaten and robbed of his spicy chicken sandwich after he went on a profane rant inside a Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen restaurant.
Online activist Tariq Nasheed posted a video that showed a white man shouting the N-word inside a Popeyes restaurant. The man was apparently upset after waiting in a long line for his food.
As the man walked outside the restaurant, he was set upon by an angry mob who beat him bloody and robbed him of his chicken sandwich.
This is the type of incident Popeyes had hoped to avoid when they pulled the chicken sandwiches out of stores after a series of violent incidents around the country earlier this year.
When Popeyes brought back the popular sandwich on Sunday, Nov. 3, the incidents of violence began anew.
One man was stabbed to death and social media users uploaded videos showing fights and other violent incidents inside and outside the restaurants. But Popeyes wasn't concerned.
According to Fox News, the corporation asked its customers to "show some patience and love each other as much as it loves the restaurant."
A spokesman told Fox Business the company had no plans to remove the sandwiches from stores again.
"The Chicken Sandwich came back on Sunday and will be available for the long term," a Popeyes spokesperson said in a statement to Fox Business on Wednesday.
"We love our fans and know they love us — we're asking everyone to share that love with each other and be understanding as the team works hard to get the sandwich back in every one of our guests’ hands."
Eric Yaverbaum, head of Ericho Communications, told Fox Business the incidents didn't mean a public relations disaster for Popeyes. He said the fights "just showcase poor decision making by specific Popeyes customers."
A white supremacist at a Popeyes Chicken was yelling the N-word around Black customers.
Before u watch the video, can u guess what happened next?:
A. He left without incident
B. Some customers prayed with him
— Tariq Nasheed ?? (@tariqnasheed) November 6, 2019