The company issued a statement Tuesday that the "exceptional demand" for the sandwich led to the company being sold out in just two weeks since it debuted nationwide on August 12.
Popeye's projected inventory would continue until the end of September But the enthusiasm generated by social media led to demand outstripping supply.
"As a result, Popeyes restaurants across the country are expected to sell out the chicken sandwich by the end of this week," the company said in a statement. Many stores have already renounced the product.
Social media users did not have the news that Popeyes was sold out, and responded to the company with GIFs with weeping faces and replies of unbelief. Others said they wanted to go to Chick-fil-A.
But do not worry, these Popeyes sandwiches are not gone forever.
"We work tirelessly with our suppliers to provide the guests with the new sandwich as quickly as possible," Popeyes said in a statement. The company said those who want to be notified when they return to stores should download the Popeyes app and sign up for push notifications.