'They weren't ready': Some Popeyes locations hiring extra workers ahead of chicken sandwich's return
A company operating about 150 Popeyes restaurants across the country says it will be hiring hundreds of new employees as the return of the monstrously popular chicken sandwich looms near.
Bloomberg reported Wednesday that Sun Holdings, Inc. plans to hire 400 additional employees at its Popeyes franchises before it brings the sandwich back in early November.
“The first time they weren’t ready,” Chief Executive Officer Guillermo Perales told Bloomberg. "We have been working diligently to bring the sandwich back to our restaurants soon, as we know our guests are anxiously anticipating its return.”
The sandwich sold out nationwide in a matter of weeks back in August after a social media-fueled influx of customers overwhelmed most Popeyes locations.
None of Sun Holdings' locations operate in Louisiana.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Police high speed chase in Port Allen ends in head-on collision
UPDATE: Police identify teen killed in Topeka Street shooting Friday
Livingston Parish football coach resigns amid police investigation into alleged relationship with...
Louisiana's coronavirus vaccine plans starting to take shape
Law firm plans to wrap investigation LSU's sexual misconduct policies in February
LSU loses its wide receiver shortly before game against Crimson Tide
Port Allen advances to 2nd round after huge win over Pine
U High has no problems with Evangel Christian in first round
Belaire making 1st playoff appearance in 17 years Friday
Southeastern women blow out Alcorn State on opening day of college basketball...