The Popeyes chicken sandwich has been a subject of much discussion since it was released in August of 2019. POPEYES
The Popeyes chicken sandwich has been a subject of much discussion since it was released in August of 2019. POPEYES

Want to try the new Popeyes chicken sandwich? It hasn’t deployed to overseas military bases

by Nancy Montogomery
Stars and Stripes

Troops and their families are wondering when they will get a taste of the fast-food chicken sandwich that last month launched the “chicken sandwich wars” on social media and drew mouth-watering reviews.

Neither the regular nor spicy versions ever made it to the menu for overseas troops and families and officials could not say when the $3.99 Chicken Sandwich that Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen introduced Aug. 12, quickly capturing hearts and stomachs — and even prompting an attempted armed robbery at one location when it sold out — might be offered at any of the 34 Popeyes restaurants located on U.S. bases overseas.

Why weren’t servicemembers and families overseas able to sample the sandwich and share in the two-week phenomenon? Would they ever be included? Where was their sandwich?

The new sandwich was available at military installations in the U.S. before selling out, said Chris Ward, spokesman for Army and Air Force Exchange Service, which contracts with fast-food outlets on bases.

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