BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The coveted Popeyes chicken sandwich graced the lips of attendees at the Louisiana Governor’s Mansion during a celebration for the Eastbank All-Stars from River Ridge, La. Sunday, Sept. 8.
Popeyes officially launched the menu item on Aug. 12, sending the nation into a frenzy. The fast food restaurant company later announced less than a month later, on Aug. 27, that it had run out of the sandwiches. The announcement was met with some anger and frustration from customers.
The Popeyes sandwich features the chain’s New Orleans-style fried chicken on a brioche bun paired with pickles. Two options were available: original and spicy.
Popeyes promises customers the sandwich will soon return “for good.”
Governor John Bel Edwards was able to snag a few the Little League World Series champs who were excited to get their hands on them. Though, it’s not exactly clear how.
Read the full recap of the team’s visit to the Governor’s Mansion here.
Governor Edwards wasn’t the first public officials to get public attention for feeding champions fast food.
President Donald Trump served hamburgers from McDonald’s and chicken sandwiches from Chick-fil-A the Clemson Tigers on their trip to Washington. Trump said he opted for another fast food platter because he wanted to support American businesses.