Windsor to test market for Popeyes Spicy Chicken Sandwich in Canada


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The Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen location 2584 Howard Ave. is shown in this August 2018 image from Google Maps. Google Maps/Windsor Star

Still, Windsorites should see the Sandwich Spicy Chicken as a menu item in two Popeyes locations in the region (1375 Huron Church Rd. and 2854 Howard Ave.) before the end of the summer.

The sandwich will be launched nationally in the fall.

Why so much fuss for a piece of fried chicken in a brioche bun? Even Popeyes can’t say.

Put in place in August 2019, the Spicy Chicken Sandwich apart from other sandwiches on the Popeyes menu with a new buttermilk, dough, barrel-cured pickles, and Cajun-style mayonnaise.

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Critics hailed the product (The New Yorker magazine said he was “here to save America”) and the social media rejoiced about it.

The demand has increased so strong and the lines became so long that the offer could not follow — in at least two incidents of violence by angry customers.

In September, 2019 in Houston, Texas, a man would have drawn a gun in anger at a Popeyes restaurant after he was informed that the location had sold the sandwich.

Popeyes sales in this business area would have been some of the chain of the best figures for years.

— with files from The Associated Press and The Canadian Press

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