Popeye’s is being sued for running out of chicken sandwiches. The man suing the company also says a number of bad things happened to him, one of those things being he got scammed behind a Popeye’s restaurant by a man pretending to be a Popeye’s employee selling fake Popeye’s Chicken Sandwich meals.
A Tennessee man has filed a lawsuit against Popeye’s for running out of chicken sandwiches, calling the food chain deceptive.
The man says he spent “countless times driving” from one Popeye’s to another in search of its popular chicken sandwich to no avail, and is currently in mental agony.
Craig Barr, the man who filed the lawsuit, told the Chattanooga Times Free Press on Thursday:
“I can’t get happy; I have this sandwich on my mind. I can’t think straight. It just consumes you.”
According to court documents, Barr accused the Popeye’s of deceptive business practices and false advertising.
Barr says he was scammed out of $25 by a man who claimed to be a Popeye’s employee sold him a fake Popeye’s meal behind a Popeye’s restaurant. He says he met the man on a Craigslist post that claimed to be selling Popeye’s Chicken Sandwiches under the table for $24.
He says once he gave the man who he believed to be a real Popeye’s employee the money, he never saw him again.
Barr also says he blew out a tire and damaged a rim when driving from one Popeye to another in search of the sandwich, an incident which he says left him humiliated because his colleagues kept laughing at him.
Barr says the company overhyped the Chicken Sandwiches, and purposely lowered the quantity to increase demand, and is demanding $5000 in his lawsuit.
Barr told reporters:
“It’s totally deceptive. Who runs out of chicken? It’s a big fiasco. Someone has to stand up to Big Corporate. Everyone is captivated by these sandwiches.”