The beloved Popeyes chicken sandwich is finally coming to Canada
The wildly popular Popeyes chicken sandwich has created quite the stir in the U.S. — it's given Chick-Fil-A a run for its money and has literally been blamed for disturbing the peace in small towns across the country.
Canadians have long wondered if the beloved sandwich would ever be sold north of the border, but it finally seems as though the fried chicken delicacy will make its way to the Great White North before too long.
So like when is the Popeyes chicken sandwich coming to Canada? pic.twitter.com/U8zm3ISkTQ— B (@baddiebooks) August 22, 2019
CityNews journalist Richard Southern tweeted Friday that the Chief Corporate Officer at Restaurant Brands International confirmed that the plan is to bring the sandwich to Canada later this year.
Big food news - Canada will be getting the famed Popeyes chicken sandwich that has caused a sensation in the U.S. The Chief Corporate Officer at RBI tells me "The plan is later this year, though we have not announced when yet. "We are aiming for later this year" pic.twitter.com/cWcbDmlDAj— Richard Southern (@richard680news) February 14, 2020
Popeyes’ president Felipe Athayde, who refers to the sandwich as "the iPhone of chicken sandwiches or the Air Jordan of chicken sandwiches," told the Financial Post in August that bringing it to locations in Canada is more complicated than it seems.
He said it's a different supply chain, different partners and different suppliers which makes it a complex task.
He also said the sandwich uses a specific type of chicken, a special kind of buttermilk and a special flour, and it can be difficult to procure those products in different countries.
Some of the products are so hard to come by that they actually ran out in the U.S. last summer.
"Once we can make sure supplies are re-established here in the U.S.," he said at the time, "Canada will be definitely one of the first countries in consideration."
Fingers crossed the plans pan out.
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