by ALEXIS MORILLODEC 17, 2019
If I’ve learned anything this year, it’s that fast food chains are petty. They pick fights on social media with subtweets or memes all the time but, hey, people live for it! Now, the pettiness has gone to print with Popeyes posting a classified ad for sandwich makers who are needed only one day a week—Sundays—in The New York Times, New York Post, Boston Globe, and Miami Herald.
Chick-Fil-A is famously closed on Sundays, but you already knew that. This fact has been the punchline to a lot of jokes this year, especially because of the raging chicken sandwich wars of the past few months.
Ever since the debut of the Popeyes chicken sandwich over the summer, the chain has seen an influx in popularity, so much so that they ran out of chicken sandwiches only about two weeks after its initial release. When they finally brought back the chicken sandwich, they did so on November 3, a Sunday, of course. Are you picking up what I’m putting down? The point is that Popeyes has been delightfully shady toward Chick-Fil-A throughout the entirety of this chicken sandwich debacle, and it’s been pretty obvious the whole time.
This all makes this job posting humorous, so whomever runs Popeyes publicity matters should give themselves a pat on the back. The ad called for anyone who could make a chicken sandwich and was free specifically on Sundays: “Free on Sunday? Have experience putting together a bun + chicken + pickles?” it read. The contact info for interested potential employees was even SundayOpenings@Popeyes.com.
Your move, Chick-Fil-A.