Popeyes customer stabbed to death in row over chicken sandwich after one of them cut in line at Maryland restaurant
The customer was allegedly stabbed in the parking lot and an eyewitness said that the "dude cut the line" following which they "went outside" and the "dude got stabbed"
OXON HILL, MARYLAND: In a violent altercation at Popeyes, a customer was reportedly stabbed to death over a chicken sandwich. The fight is said to have started after someone cut the line at the store.
According to Fox 5, the incident took place in the chain's outlet in the 6200 block of Livingston Road in Oxon Hill, Maryland on Monday, November 4.
The customer was allegedly stabbed in the parking lot and an eyewitness said that the "dude cut the line" following which they "went outside" and the "dude got stabbed".
The witness also said that the people in the store couldn't leave because "they have to make sure there is no blood on the road." The hyped Popeyes chicken sandwich made it to the menu back on Sunday and fast-food fans had lined up to get their hands on it.
It had been unavailable for more than nine weeks. Tempers flared across many outlets in the country, as people waited in long lines to get a bite of their sandwich.
Social media videos showed the frenzy. In Harlem, New York, a customer is seen screaming at staff after ordering 10 sandwiches because they were taking too long to give him the order.
In Edgewood, Maryland, a physical fight broke out over the sandwich. In Tallahassee, Florida, the staff seemed to be unable to deal with the madness and fighting between customers.
"Our franchisees have worked to increase staffing," Restaurant Brands, the parent company of Popeyes, had said in a statement before the sandwich that sells for $3.99 was back.
"We have been working diligently to bring the sandwich back to our restaurants soon, as we know our guests are anxiously anticipating its return," the statement added.
"The safety and health of our employees and patrons is always our priority," Popeyes told DailyMail in a statement on Monday.
"Restaurant managers have specific protocols they follow to ensure the health and safety of each employee and guest. Most Popeyes restaurants are franchised, and employment matters are handled by the franchisees," the statement added.