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Popeyes launched their first fried chicken sandwich, igniting a feud between fast food rivals Chick-fil-a and raking in millions of dollars in ad value. #CNNBusiness #popeyes #foodanddrink
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ggh546 (4 days ago)
I went to try the Popeye's chicken sandwich.... SOLD OUT.... Then I instead.... Went to Chic fil a... LOVED there sandwich!!!! Still 2 months later.... No Popeye's sandwich & NOW I don't want to try it. Sorry, you snooze, you loose customer!!!!
Saima Baig (1 month ago)
Excellent Media Campaign
erhe etrherh (1 month ago)
CNN Advertising for Popeyes now thats journalism!
John Smith (1 month ago)
They're shilling for them because their agenda tells them so.
Russell Giangrosso (1 month ago)
Well I'm not even on Twitter and and the chicken sandwiches at popeyes is all I heard about for weeks lol leave it to CNN to bring race into everything lol mfs brought race into a chicken sandwich conversation lol anything to stroke the ego of its base lol 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🖕🏻🖕🖕🏼🖕🏽🖕🏿
Truth Stalker (1 month ago)
*I'd worry about her cousin Amanda.* 🤔
Michael Di Liberto (1 month ago)
Chick-Fil-A is the far superior product.
vinnie victory (1 month ago)
CNN = fake news.
joe burkett (1 month ago)
lmao black twitter love their chicken!!!
Tabs T (1 month ago)
Chick fil a is successful because of 'BLACK TWITTER'
uSTAYFROSTY (1 month ago)
manufactured scarcity. Because losing potential sales and customers is always a good strategy.
G G (1 month ago)
I'm so embarrassed
holly downs (1 month ago)
YAY ! Cuz I am never oing to give a dime to Chick fil a (stupid name ) they made clear the anti Gay statements
John Smith (1 month ago)
Shut up shill.
David Vander Ven (1 month ago)
Social Justice, run away as fast as is humanly possible...
Gail Briggs (1 month ago)
This is some systematic racist bull clowning Black people! There's also a spiritual message behind this craze. And what is Black twitter?
Sky Diver (1 month ago)
Bs! Nothing compares to chick fil a!
Dragon Boo (1 month ago)
"Black twitter a center of culture" LMFAO he's clownin us, right?
John Smith (1 month ago)
@C. Lincoln Lets not forget awful neighborhoods, high crime rates, fatherless homes and low test scores. Keep in mind I'm a Jewish Native American/African American before you call me a racist!
C. Lincoln (1 month ago)
No, black people in America have always been big influencers. Jazz, Rock & Roll, R & B, Hip Hop, Sports ... chicken, hennessy, other vodka drinks etc. popularized because of them.
Sister Linda (1 month ago)
Looking to see what $$$$$ Popeyes puts back into the black communities.
John Smith (1 month ago)
ZERO!
Eileene Clark (1 month ago)
9/5/19.....NO WAY THAT ANYBODY CAN COMPETE WITH WONDERFUL CHICK-FIL-A! COPY CAT WON'T BE AS GOOD... Did this guy just say "black twitter"?
Cory Palmer (1 month ago)
Burger King said🍔🍔👑👑said fuck Popeye's and Chick-fil-A. Coming out with a diss track King of the Chicken Sandwich.
Wayne Norbrey, Jr (1 month ago)
Smh! A whole lot of hoopla over chicken sandwiches. Both have there qualities, and Chick-fil-A been in the chicken sandwich game for a long time. Not to mention that the customer service is way better at Chick-fil-A. Always polite and friendly workers and managers. Chick-fil-A's in my area didn't seem affected when the Popeye's chicken sandwich was available.
John Smith (1 month ago)
And the fries are great too!
Man on an Island (1 month ago)
The Chemist will make another batch shortly, notice you could get a chicken breast/ wing , fried but not a sandwich. Keep eating that cloned meat.
rockit730 (1 month ago)
"Black Twitter people of color". Really? He really said that and nobody screamed "racism"!? How did that happen?
Robin Rozario (1 month ago)
Chick fil a never runs out of chicken and they have the same lines as Popeyes
Ben Frank (29 days ago)
Yeah but not the same food.
Joe Landry (1 month ago)
When he said the word black the News white people did not raise an eyebrow . They just stop smiling . Ha ha ha ha . 2:10
Joe Landry (1 month ago)
Popeye's should sue black twitter for helping become the king of chicken sandwiches . Because now it is hard to get one .
bower Thomas (1 month ago)
Black Twitter? You guys are so desperate to put everyone into sub classifications and somehow believe these labels equal freedom
Buckwheat (1 month ago)
Black Twitter is actually a thing and has been for a while.
Inez Qtaish (1 month ago)
Inez Qtaish is writing" sometimes I slob .
Inez Qtaish (1 month ago)
Inez Qtaish is writing" I remembered my granddaughter and I was laying down going to sleep, we both heard a loud pop on the wall or window , we asked each other what was that?
Jason Campbell (1 month ago)
Ummmmm no they don’t , we all know chick fila destroy them anyday
Thomas Fields (1 month ago)
This is what Al Sharpton thinks about Chicken sandwiches. https://youtu.be/rrXkrWDA8lQ
John Smith (1 month ago)
The only thing that sucks worse than CNN is Popeyes! Chick-Fil-A all the way!
courcour (1 month ago)
John Smith mate i could not give the slightest shit about chicken sandwiches (tho Popeyes, clearly fkn better). also chick-fil-a is noot the more ethical company. place literally donates millions to antigay fundamentalist hate groups fucknuckle
John Smith (1 month ago)
@courcour We have 2 Popeyes in town. Chick-Fil-La taste better, stores are cleaner, better service, they donate more time and money to local causes. Just a better place all around. You are just shilling Popeyes because you are mad at Chick-Fil-A for some reason or another. Must be a TDS suffering leftist.
courcour (1 month ago)
John Smith prooof?! this is fuckin chicken sandwiches mate not genetics. try em for yourself
John Smith (1 month ago)
@courcour Your claims are lame. No proof what-so-ever. Fredo is that you???
dok nox (1 month ago)
Chic fil a has the best chicken hands down. Popeyes is disgusting dirtiest restaurant chain I've ever seen.
Nick (1 month ago)
dok nox They are both good.
Cheryl Ladd (1 month ago)
Chick-fil-a rules as far as sandwiches. Popeyes has great fried chicken. It is what it is folks.
wachira david (1 month ago)
A beef over chicken? I can't wait for a chicken over beef
Lar (1 month ago)
None of your opinions matters except Reviewbruh. He already picked the winner.
candi2377 (1 month ago)
We have serious problems in this country. Get something done on the assault weapons floating around the country. This is stupid it’s a chicken sandwich people.
tigerbalm (1 month ago)
I've had Popeyes fried chicken and the pieces were TINY! Did I get a bad batch?
770megaman (1 month ago)
tigerbalm yes
Harry Flores (1 month ago)
This tells you that if you put out a quality product you will succeed! BK and McD's need to learn a lesson here and not have Chick Fil-A take the chicken sandwich credit all the time
tigerbalm (1 month ago)
Wendy's chicken offering is pretty pathetic....
The Haunting Hour (1 month ago)
Imagine if Regular Twitter was referred to as white Twitter
Bob M (1 month ago)
Remember the ICE raids on the Koch brothers sweat shop chicken butchering plants in Louisiana ... almost 700 workers out of work ,,, think about how much chicken was stopped because Americans don't want to do that work
Kewlzter TC (1 month ago)
is that why Popeyes ran out of chicken? 😂 damnit!
CanadianMAGAgal (1 month ago)
Bob M Americans do want those jobs. They just want to make a reasonable salary while doing it. The chicken processing companies like hiring illegal workers because they can pay them whatever they want, which is not much at all.
Mistah Fab (1 month ago)
They should go with JIT approach
Ka'pella Nuwavin (1 month ago)
This is just sad....ppl going crazy over something they could make at home.
Adam E (1 month ago)
@Ka'pella Nuwavin Nobody likes a preachy health nut telling people how to live their lives
Ka'pella Nuwavin (1 month ago)
@Adam E Okay....minus the MSG...
Adam E (1 month ago)
It's not the same
Ricky Pyle (1 month ago)
Surprising political pollsters didn't offer up free chicken sandwich vouchers to Popeye customers on those long lines off of the legal limits of the property who would be willing to take a political survey designed to capture their strong opinions on the 2020 election expectations.
TheSnowFoxParty (1 month ago)
I still need to try the chick fil a sandwich
TheSnowFoxParty (1 month ago)
@watermelonjuicegurll I'm allergic...if you haven't figured that out from the previous comment 🙄
watermelonjuicegurll (1 month ago)
@TheSnowFoxParty thats why u have not tried it?
TheSnowFoxParty (1 month ago)
@watermelonjuicegurll it has peanut oil
watermelonjuicegurll (1 month ago)
Tf u have not ate chick fil a in ur life of livin??!! U are one crazy man/woman
John Contreras (1 month ago)
I think 7-11 has the best chicken sandwiches!
Wayne Norbrey, Jr (1 month ago)
Those are good as well
Drool Alot (1 month ago)
Both are serving up death.... Yuk... Selling out did people a favor
Eric Claeyborn (1 month ago)
I take one of those chicken sandwiches, please.
PoppaRBX (1 month ago)
you kno if the chicken good if black people like it
Nathaniel Austin (1 month ago)
Damn it's just chicken
dd k (1 month ago)
guy on left reminds me of Prometheus
Richard Santiago (1 month ago)
Chick-fil-a win . Popeye's cant handled demands for chicken sandwiches.
Carlos M. (1 month ago)
Richard Santiago Chick-Fil-A can’t handle Sunday’s
eru6ite (1 month ago)
When is Popeye's coming to Australia? 😋
keith wilson (1 month ago)
shit im frying a porkchop samwich right now
ARCHIE MEGEL (1 month ago)
The real reason why popeyes stopped the sandwich is bc everyone was coming for the sandwich, what do they about the fried chicken? Most people was getting the samdwitch
Jose Betances (1 month ago)
Humanity is so freaking easy to control we humans suck bhru.
Jose Betances (1 month ago)
The love of god is better than that chicken sandwich any lines for the love of jesus?
Syclone0044 (1 month ago)
5:35 Ok wow! I used to work for a small but very successful iOS App company, and let me tell you, if he's correct saying that Burger King literally reached #1 on the App Store (I'm assuming he means Top Free, USA, Overall [from all categories]), then WOW because THAT truly IS an astounding accomplishment, I can't tell you how tremendously powerful that position is to be sitting on top of the App Store. I don't doubt for a second that it's their most successful campaign ever if he's correct about this.
Syclone0044 (1 month ago)
😂😆🤣 Wendy's Tweet: "Y'all out here arguing with these fools about who has the second best chicken sandwich."
Beamers Beamer (1 month ago)
All the rage over some old ass chicken raised in disease and shit.
danpakoman (1 month ago)
Don’t spend money at bigoted chick-fil-A. Take your money to Popeye’s. Popeye’s chicken is better quality and will not give you diarrhea. Help run chick-Fil-A and white supremacy out of business.
Trade Wolf (1 month ago)
What a waste of 7 min this video was......
c k (1 month ago)
Use your words lazy idiots.
c k (1 month ago)
Hard hitting poorly edited horseshit
jone salas (1 month ago)
BLACK PPL YOU NEED YOUR OWN TWITTER
Ben Frank (1 month ago)
Man that mascot look like Trump and Oscar the Grouch has a kid then raised him on bath salts.
Junggun Oh (1 month ago)
He said Black Twitter! Lol
3089280288 (1 month ago)
@Ben Frank but they have blackjuncton.com
Ben Frank (1 month ago)
Black Twitter is a term to describe the black diaspora on Twitter. Twitter is white by default, Black Twitter is pretty much the entire black culture in the Twitterverse. Don’t think of it as an alternate universe but more of a big picnic at a public park that you can come visit and be a part of without needing an invite to the BBQ. If you want, we can issue you a password just for fun!
Syclone0044 (1 month ago)
Do black people get issued a secret password at birth to access "Black Twitter" or something?
Ben Frank (1 month ago)
Oh it’s a thing lol!
Grant Goldberg (1 month ago)
I really don't know why anybody would switch to an imitation. I just ate at CFA. Won't be switching.
Ben Frank (29 days ago)
John Smith great, another kid. Suit yourself. It’s a fucking sandwich. Get over it.
John Smith (1 month ago)
@Ben Frank Flat out lie.
Ben Frank (1 month ago)
MalarkeyMan Popeyes is a southern company not Chinese. They sold po’ boys for generations and just decided to do one that is drive-thru friendly. You act like CFA invented the sandwich. What are you, 15?
MalarkeyMan (1 month ago)
Ben Frank No, it’s just a Chinese knockoff of CFA
Wayne Norbrey, Jr (1 month ago)
@Ben Frank Look how long it took for them to come out with a sandwich that could compete with Chick fil a. I only eat out once in awhile so this hype is not bothering me.
Beau (1 month ago)
Black Twitter that's racist
uclemons (1 month ago)
This dude is speaking facts
Jim Hernandez (1 month ago)
Rogan told jaime to post it on black Twitter
Beamers Beamer (1 month ago)
Jim Hernandez should have don’t tacos then Taco Bell would light up
Unknown User (1 month ago)
Popeyes all the way. Will never touch Homaphobe-a-fil
Ken B (1 month ago)
I’m pretty sure Chick-fil-A doesn’t give a rip if your dumbass doesn’t eat at their restaurants. Enjoy your crappy over spiced Popeyes.
Mango FPS (1 month ago)
I wouldn’t want someone who can’t spell ruining chick-fil-a either.
smirch (1 month ago)
Humblebrag about ALL the parties he gets invited to.
Xarvis90 (1 month ago)
They ran out Louisiana fast
Emanuel Brown (1 month ago)
People not used to brioche 🍞. Lol. Chicken the same just different bread
Cory Wilson (1 month ago)
Black twitter was the key 🔑
John Smith (1 month ago)
Cory, Can't say Twitter without the word TWIT!
John Smith (1 month ago)
@C. Lincoln God is not real. Thanks for playing though.
Russell Giangrosso (1 month ago)
@C. Lincoln lol you about a stupid mf 😂😂😂🖕🏿🖕🏽🖕🏼🖕🖕🏻
C. Lincoln (1 month ago)
@Israel P The Black God (created man) in his own image - the black man. The black man created the albino that had sex with neanderthals and created whitey. You're welcome.
Israel P (1 month ago)
The white man invented Twitter thank u very much!
Bri I (1 month ago)
Gritty rhymes with sh*tty.
E.N.D (1 month ago)
I doesn't matter I still care for Chick-Fil-A chicken Sandwiches and Popeye's Chicken breast and Biscuits
The Investment Corner (1 month ago)
2:00 black Twitter + chicken + three white ppl, things nearly got a bit uncomfortable there for a minute. Lol.
Syclone0044 (1 month ago)
Nah I give him credit for saying it like it ain't no thang. That's what it should be. Talking about black people isn't racist, neither is making factual observations, and it's a step forward to see him just state it outright, because there's nothing wrong with it whatsoever.
stranraerwal (1 month ago)
what a huge human tragedy: those horrible sandwiches being sold out.! Third world countries must be horrified about this American tragedy.
Robin Wiley (1 month ago)
There are so many people that will not go to Chick-fil-A because of their anti gay policies. So Popeye's is offering the basic sandwiches without the sermon.
Ahman Ahm (1 month ago)
@Robin Wiley thats one more reason why ill try it. Mmmmmm i bets its finger licking Good.
Robin Wiley (1 month ago)
@Ahman Ahm Chick-fil-A is ultra conservative christian so tsake that intoyour choice.
Ahman Ahm (1 month ago)
Now i know theyre anti gay. Im definetely going to buy from there.
Ben Frank (1 month ago)
Exactly. People don’t like what the company does with some of those profits. And this is the logical conclusion after the Supreme Court said money is speech and corporations are people. CFA spoke, and some people don’t like what they been saying. So an alternative has stepped up. Free country,
Beau (1 month ago)
I never get a sermon when I pull into chic fil a you dumbass sjw
jordan HOLLYVID (1 month ago)
WHAT A BUNCH OF BULLSHIT! KFC IS MUCH BETTER.
Adam Benz (1 month ago)
I’m going back to Chick-fil-A until Popeyes get their sh*t together.
Nathan_ Drake123 (1 month ago)
Adam Benz I'll be waiting.....to go back Chick-fil-A. Until Popeyes get their Sandwiches back.
jagarman100 (1 month ago)
Honestly it’s never that serious
Duh_itslaith jr (1 month ago)
2010 chick fil a: no one will ever make a chicken sandwich this good Popeyes: challenge accepted
MalarkeyMan (1 month ago)
Popeyes: challenge lost
Fred Farkash (1 month ago)
Popeyes great chicken and shit service always been that way chick fil great chicken sandwich and hell of good and fast service.People wont good service with good food
Ryan Burn (1 month ago)
Chik Fil A will introduce something new- chicken war!
Ben Frank (1 month ago)
What makes you think CFA hasn’t lost sales already? Have you seen the sandwich reviews online? CFA shook. Popeyes coming for them and ironically they weren’t even trying at first. Just making a po’ boy that’s drive thru friendly. CFA shoulda kept their mouths closed on Twitter of all places. Popeyes fans were not amused. Begun, the chicken Sammy Wars has.
Camas (1 month ago)
Sorry, but as the CNN guest said, Popeye's is famous in the South for good chicken and bad service. Until that turns around, Chick-Fil-A won't see any loss of sales. Never had bad service at a Chick-Fil-A except one in Memphis where the kids at the counter were rude and racist.
Jan Fredericks (1 month ago)
The best 🐔 is a happy live chicken! Stopthe breeding and abuse of chickens. There is Gardein plant-based chicken found in supermarkets.
IamVickie (1 month ago)
​@Ben Frank LMAO!!! Boy stop!
Ben Frank (1 month ago)
To each his own. I’m from the south and we fry us some chicken. But I’ll share my steamed veggies with you ;)
Joel Smith (1 month ago)
Never had either of them because I live in the uk but they both look gorgeous I definitely would like to try them one day
Camas (1 month ago)
We'd love to have you visit, or to get a franchisee over there. Both chains have remarkably good chicken. Really.
Max Brudvig (1 month ago)
welp #PopeyesOrShitMyself
Camas (1 month ago)
That's funny, you!
Comion (1 month ago)
Not artificial scarcity but artificial shortage.
Syclone0044 (1 month ago)
Trust me, if you're an entrepreneur, the worst thing that can happen is nobody wants your product. The 2nd worst thing that can happen is everybody wants your product, but you can't keep up with the demand. It's happened to me with my small Amazon business, and it's definitely bittersweet! You have to strike while the iron is still hot!
R P (1 month ago)
People should cook at home. It isn't much to making a chicken sandwich just buy seasoning, buttermilk, flour, oil, buns, chicken & make it yourself!
Syclone0044 (1 month ago)
Dude come on, I can barely cook scrambled eggs or hamburgers.
Destin311 (1 month ago)
The face they made when they used the term black twitter being a huge cultural driver 😂, they can never admit how black people impact America
Russell Giangrosso (1 month ago)
@Beau lmao so true
Bluestar (1 month ago)
lool its becuase that impact was for a chicken sandwich
holly downs (1 month ago)
Come on now ! I only listen to rap I am grateful every day that we have beautiful talented African Americans ! We would not be what we have been without the rich culture the Black community has given us
The Beautiful One (1 month ago)
@Israel P what's your problem?😂🤣😅
SSG Squidward (1 month ago)
Destin311 what time was that?
PaiN ExoTiC (1 month ago)
Both are crappy mass produced fast food. Imagine fighting over which sandwich gives you diabetes and health problems lmfao
M Yes (1 month ago)
2100 mg sodium in ck sandwich
PaiN ExoTiC (1 month ago)
@Camas everyone i disagree with is a troll REEEEEE
J. Doe (1 month ago)
Exactly. People think eating fried chicken is healthy lol, way to clog your arteries.
Camas (1 month ago)
@Sam R. England Nah, he's just a troll. Don't feed the troll. Somebody else could appreciate the best sandwich in the chicken business, and courtesy you don't get anywhere else.
Rodney jones (1 month ago)
Popeyes succeeded because people are fucking sheep
RealVersatile (1 month ago)
Moral of the story is know who your target market is. Study them and you will be able to position your business well in the market.
C. Lincoln (1 month ago)
@SSG Squidward Merely making a statement like you did. Fine, Mayonnaise & hot dog water is big business in the suburbs.
SSG Squidward (1 month ago)
C. Lincoln quit being racist dude
C. Lincoln (1 month ago)
@SSG Squidward Mayonnaise & wet dog retailers are big businesses in white ones. Whats' your point?
SSG Squidward (1 month ago)
RealVersatile Chicken Sandwiches are a huge target in Big Cities.
Chocolate Thunder (1 month ago)
Also know thine competitor. Trust me when I tell you, someone at Popeye's got a hold of the Chick-Fil-A book, it tells exactly how the creator came up with the sandwich. Also, Popeye's CEO have been studying Chick-Fil-A sandwich for yearrrrs. Than Boom they brought out with their own. That's genius on the higher level.
Luis Rosales (1 month ago)
Chic fil a is better and has better service 💯
Ben Frank (1 month ago)
Actually Wendy’s sammys cost more. They got more kick too.
Camas (1 month ago)
@Texas Gal They've gotten more reasonable over time. Compare them with Wendy's if you want to match up solid chicken and not glued bits. Prices are comparable.
Texas Gal (1 month ago)
But Chick Fil A is way too expensive.
Sam R. England (1 month ago)
They also pay their workers better, much better, and treat them well. Wages at Chick average up to $17 an hour.
MoF (1 month ago)
Popeyes playing catchup to Chick-fil-a
Ben Frank (1 month ago)
Seeing that they both play to different crowds, I doubt that. All I see is a story where black people finally get their own CFA. Open on Sundays to boot. Deal me in.
PrettaeeRicky (1 month ago)
i got it on the 3rd day of release with only 2 cars in front of meh...suck it kids
im trying to break out the matrix (1 month ago)
Is it impossible food made or something?.. Im confused...🤔🤔🤔
im trying to break out the matrix (1 month ago)
@Ben Frank i tried them both there both pretty good taste like. A delicious tasty sandwich on a beautiful spring day lol.. There both good 👍
Ben Frank (1 month ago)
Do a quick YouTube search of Popeyes sandwich.
im trying to break out the matrix (1 month ago)
@Camas oh.. Why they sale so good. it most just taste good 😂
Camas (1 month ago)
What are you asking?
Philosopher of Nonsense (1 month ago)
*If I had a nickel for every internet search involving "fried chicken" right now, I would...*
DublinDapper (1 month ago)
So there's a black and white Twitter now? Wow
IamVickie (1 month ago)
@Ben Frank Amen!
Ben Frank (1 month ago)
Black Twitter has spoken. See y’all on Sunday!
lovechild tre (1 month ago)
Yes...it actually is a black Twitter...they're responsible for the hilarious memes that tend to go viral, etc.
Internet Gangster (1 month ago)
Yea
Finn (1 month ago)
DublinDapper yea there is