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Popeyes Chicken says its popular sandwich is 'sold out'

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Popeyes Chicken says its popular sandwich is "sold out" (WKRC)

UNDATED (WKRC) - Well, it has been quite the ride, but it seems that for now, no one will be getting any sandwiches from Popeyes Chicken. The fast-food chain says that they are currently "sold out".

What started as some good old-fashioned Twitter banter between the corporate social media teams of Popeyes and Chick-Fil-A exploded into a large demand for Popeyes' new sandwich.

Some customers stood in line for hours to have an opportunity to try the sandwich, while others traveled around hoping to find a store that wasn't sold out.

"I'm going to try it out, see if it's good. If not, I'm going stick with Chick-fil-A,” said Alisha Higgins.

"Everywhere I go, including Lexington, it's sold out,” said Brian Denny. “It's been a crazy event.”

"Popeyes' line was too long, so we’re going to Chick-fil-a. They're the originators, so I'm sticking with Chick-fil-A,” said Shamika Jones, who says she likes the Popeyes' sandwich, but will forever be team Chick-fil-A. “It’s just good. I like the spicy sandwich; it’s just -- I can’t even give you a description of it; it just tastes good,” said Jones.

Unfortunately for everyone who wants to snag themselves a taste of the new chicken sandwich now, Popeyes' says that it has sold out.

"Y’all. We love that you love The Sandwich. Unfortunately, we’re sold out (for now)," said Popeyes in a tweet.

"WAYMENT! So we give y’all over 23 million dollars in free advertising and y’all sell out of the chicken sandwich?? Naw, we back to @ChickfilA" said Twitter user Emmanuel Acho in reply to the tweet.