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Tennessee man sues Popeyes because they ran out of chicken

Craig Barr decided to sue the company for $5,000.

A police officer walks outside a Popeyes restaurant during an investigation into the shooting of a Prince George’s County police officer outside a police station, on Sunday, March 13, 2016, in Hyattsville, Md.
A police officer walks outside a Popeyes restaurant during an investigation into the shooting of a Prince George’s County police officer outside a police station, on Sunday, March 13, 2016, in Hyattsville, Md.
Evan Vucci, Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY — The chicken sandwich wars took another turn this week after a Tennessee man filed a lawsuit against Popeyes for “false advertising” and “deceptive business practices by entity to public,” according to NBC News.

Craig Barr decided to sue the company for $5,000.

Barr said in court documents that he was “hustled out of $25” by the friend of a man who reportedly claimed that he was a Popeyes employee and could get him a fried chicken sandwich.

This proved not to be the case. Barr said he suffered $1,500 in damages traveling around from store to store to find the chicken sandwich. He said the tires and rims of his car were damaged during the drive.

“I can’t get happy; I have this sandwich on my mind. I can’t think straight,” Barr told the Times Free Press on Thursday. “It just consumes you.”

Popeyes chicken sandwich rose to viral fame this month. Immediately after announcing the sandwich, the company decided to feud with Chick-fil-A to decide which has the better chicken sandwich.

Barr said Popeyes overhyped their sandwiches to get popularity and attention. Not having them in stores is malpractice, he told the Times Free Press.

“It’s totally deceptive. Who runs out of chicken? It’s a big fiasco. Someone has to stand up to big corporate,” he told the Times Free Press. “Everyone is captivated by these sandwiches. They’ve got everyone gassed up on them.”