Y’all, It’s Back: Popeyes’ Chicken Sandwich

Y’all, It’s Back: Popeyes’ Chicken Sandwich

November 4, 2019

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen announced that its chicken sandwich would return on Sunday, November 3, 2019.  The company also released a simple ad called “Open Sunday” to announce its availability.

Sunday, November 3rd is important in two ways.  First, it is National Sandwich day.  What better day to re-introduce a very popular sandwich.  Second, it’s a reminder to customers that one of its main competitors–Chick-fil-A–is not open on Sundays. In its 20-second ad, a highway sign shows Chick-fil-A’s “Closed Sunday” tag; an “Open Sunday” tag is added for Popeyes.

The original release of the sandwich, in August 2019, went viral after a twitter war with Chick-fil-A.  The twitter war eventually grew to include many other restaurants’ chicken sandwiches.  For Popeyes, the response was overwhelming. Inventory that had been forecast to last two months ran out in two weeks, and the chain had to temporarily remove the sandwich from its menu.


Video Spotlight: Open Sunday


This post is based on the Thrillist article, Popeyes Just Revealed When Its Chicken Sandwich Is Coming Back, by Kat Thompson, October 28, 2019, and the YouTube video, Open Sunday, by Popeyes Louisiana Continue reading

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Evolution in Warehouse Construction

Evolution in Warehouse Construction

August 31, 2019

Supply Chain Dive’s “8 ways warehouse construction has evolved” is the second article in a series looking at the major changes that continue to revolutionize warehouse facilities.

Modern warehouses tend to be larger, located in urban areas to decrease fulfillment time, offer more amenities to the staff to attract and retain workers, and handle cold storage. Online retailers are a key factor in warehouse transformation.


Video Spotlight: Behind the scenes of an Amazon warehouse


This post is based on the Supply Chain Dive article, 8 ways warehouse construction has evolved, by Jenn Goodman, August 8, 2019, and the YouTube video Behind the scenes of an Amazon warehouse, by Fox 13 News – Tampa Bay, November 26, 2015. Image source: PKM1/Getty Images.

Discussion Questions:

1. Ask students to read both the Supply Chain Dive article, and this additional source about warehouse construction. How are the cold storage capabilities of modern warehouse design important to companies that mail prepared fresh meals to a residence?  Could those meal retailers grow without this cold storage capability on such a large scale?

Guidance: This is an easy question to get students to review the two articles and consider Continue reading

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