If you love fried chicken, you're in luck. Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen will be piloting their famous chicken sandwich in Canada as of Wednesday, June 17. The debut will kick off at Popeyes in Edmonton so Albertans will be the first to give it a try.
According to the Canadian Press via CTV News, the Canadian launch was originally slated for April, but the pandemic caused a delay and bumped the trial period to begin in June instead.
You may remember the chicken sandwich for making massive waves when it launched in the U.S. last summer. It was all over social media, people were lining up across the nation, and someone in Huston even pulled a gun when they got word that the sandwich was sold out at that location.
The sandwich includes fried chicken, pickles, and sauce inside a brioche bun.
The launch will make it available at Edmonton's locations along with stores in Red Deer, Grand Prairie, Lloydminster and Fort Saskatchewan.
Eat your heart out, Alberta. But remember to follow health safety protocols while you do.
According to the Canadian Press via CTV News, when the sandwich launched in the U.S., it sent the franchise's sales up by 10%. At that time, the chain had the best quarter for sales that they'd seen in nearly 20 years.
Popeyes was initially planning to launch in Ontario and Alberta at the same time, more specifically in London, Windsor, and Edmonton.
Though, they have now opted to just launch in Edmonton because they feel the COVID-19 recovery is in a "more advanced stage," Manuel told the Canadian Press.
According to the Government of Alberta, restaurants are now able to operate with no maximum capacity as long as everyone is able to keep a distance of two meters apart.