(Meredith) – A man said he suffered “emotional damage” while trying to track down the new Popeyes chicken sandwich. Now, he’s suing the restaurant chain for $5,000.
Craig Barr, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, filed a civil lawsuit accusing Popeyes of false advertising and deceptive business practices, the Times Free Press reported.
He said he went to several locations last week and all of them were sold out of the wildly popular sandwich.
“Countless time wasted driving to and from Popeyes. No chicken sandwich. Was told to come back this day — still no sandwich,” the lawsuit states.
Barr claims he also suffered rim and tire damage while driving from location to location, and was humiliated when his friends laughed at him.
He said he was so desperate to try the new menu item that he responded to a Craigslist ad posted by someone who claimed to work at Popeyes and could sell him a sandwich for $25.
Barr claims he paid the person but never received his sandwich. The Craigslist ad is no longer online.
“I can’t get happy; I have this sandwich on my mind. I can’t think straight,” Barr told the Times Free Press. “It just consumes you.”
Popeyes has not released a statement responding to the lawsuit.