Popeyes just officially launched its famous chicken sandwich in Canada
After months of delays due to the pandemic, Popeyes is finally bringing their famous chicken sandwich to Canada, but people in some parts of the country will have to wait a little while longer to find out what all the hype is about.
While the original plan was to pilot the sandwich in parts of Ontario, the company instead decided to redirect the launch to restaurants in Alberta, where the reopening process is a little further along.
If the initial trial is a success, Popeyes will roll the menu item out to restaurants across the rest of the country over the coming months.
Got a sneak peak at the Famous Popeyes Chicken Sandwich today, not available across Canada until September but WILL be available at all Edmonton locations starting Wednesday. It’s worth the hype. pic.twitter.com/sxTbybfIKb— Dustin Nielson (@nielsonTSN1260) June 15, 2020
The chicken sandwich has been hugely popular with customers in the United States, where fried chicken fans waited in line for hours when it launched last year.
Popeyes will begin testing its chicken sandwich in Edmonton today ahead of a national rollout in September. Unlike the US, Canada will be getting two versions, one featuring lettuce & tomatoes. That option will sell for $6.99, the original for $6.49 compared to $3.99 in the US. pic.twitter.com/uiBeGNFQ7n— Richard Southern (@richard680news) June 17, 2020
From Wednesday, June 17, the sandwich will be available in eight restaurants across Edmonton, as well as four other locations in Red Deer, Grande Prairie, Lloydminster and Fort Saskatchewan.
GOOD MORNING THE ORIGINAL POPEYES CHICKEN SAMMY IS NOW AVAILABLE IN EDMONTON!!!!— Michelle (@michlatt29) June 17, 2020
The classic chicken sandwich will sell for $6.49, while a deluxe version featuring lettuce and tomato will cost $6.99.
London and Windsor will be the next places to have a taste, followed by Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and B.C. in the fall.
The announcement will come as welcome news to chicken lovers in Canada who have been eager to try the sandwich for some time.
Some major chicken enthusiasts have even contemplated crossing the boarder to give it a try.
Now that it's finally here, some people are claiming that life is "about to get better" for Canadians – but most of us will have to wait a little while longer to find out how true that is!
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