Here’s how you can get a free Popeyes chicken sandwich

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Even if you’ve never had it, odds are you know all about Popeyes’ now-famous chicken sandwich.

What started as just a new sandwich on the menu quickly turned into a viral sensation when the fried chicken purveyor started having trouble keeping up with demand. Within weeks, the sandwich sold out at restaurants nationwide, leading Popeyes to tell customers to bring their own bun to the restaurant so employees could make them a sandwich with their chicken tenders.

Luckily, Popeyes eventually got more buns and the sandwich was again added to the menu. And now, you can even get one for free!


To celebrate a new, nationwide partnership with food delivery service DoorDash, Popeyes is including a free chicken sandwich combo to anyone who spends $20 or more with Popeyes through DoorDash — this week only.

The offer is only good Jan. 13-19 or while supplies last and you must spend at least $20 or more — not including taxes and fees — on one order. Just use code CHICKENWINNER and you’ll get the combo for free and a $0 delivery free. The combo includes the sandwich, a signature side and a small beverage.

The offer is valid for one free combo per person and only at participating locations. The offer is not valid for pickup or dine-in and is only available through DoorDash.

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The in-demand chicken sandwich, by the way, is made with an all-white-meat chicken breast fillet that’s marinated in a blend of Louisiana seasonings, then hand-battered and breaded in a buttermilk coating. It comes with crisp barrel-cured pickles and classic or spicy mayonnaise, served on a toasted buttery brioche bun.

“The positive response and demand for our new Chicken Sandwich sparked a social media frenzy and it was incredible to see this new product generate such excitement from our fans,” Bruno Cardinali, head of marketing North America at Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, said in a press release. “We are thrilled about the continued buzz around our chicken sandwich and excited to deliver it to our loyal fans for free through our partnership with DoorDash.”


Will you be placing a Popeyes order through DoorDash this week to get your free chicken sandwich combo?

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