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Popeyes Will Hire More Staff to Deal With Return of Hit Sandwich

  • ‘The first time they weren’t ready,’ franchisee says
  • Two employees per location may be dedicated to the sandwich
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Aftermath of Chicken Sandwich Wars

The Popeyes restaurant chain is bringing back its overwhelmingly popular chicken sandwich, but this time it’s calling in reinforcements.

Sun Holdings Inc., which operates about 150 Popeyes locations, will offer the item beginning in early November, according to Chief Executive Officer Guillermo Perales. To prepare, the restaurants are hiring additional 400 employees and may dedicate up to two people per store to make the sandwich, he said.