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POPEYES® Launches "Emotional Support Chicken" To Provide A Little Humor To Help Ease The Stress Of Holiday Travel

Travelers Passing Through the Philly Airport Can Purchase Their Own "Emotional Support Chicken" to Bring on Flight
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December 18, 2018

There is no doubt the holiday season is one of the busiest and most stressful travel times of the year. The airports are crowded, the delays are frustrating, and travelers are stressed about getting from point A to point B with gifts in hand. This year, POPEYES® is launching "Emotional Support Chicken" to provide a good-hearted laugh most need to get through stressful holiday air travel. 

Starting Tuesday, December 18, travelers passing through Philadelphia International Airport can purchase their fried chicken meal with an "Emotional Support Chicken" carrier at the Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen in Terminal C to bring with them on their flight.

Emotional support animals provide comfort and companionship, especially during a highly stressful time like air travel. However, according to recent headlines, some travelers are pushing the envelope with the types of animals they try to bring on flights and classify as "emotional support animals," including the likes of peacocks, squirrels and tarantulas. Knowing this, Popeyes decided to launch its new "Emotional Support Chicken" to bring holiday travelers some humor to what is one of the most stressful places to be during the holidays – the airport.

"We know holiday travel can be frustrating, and there's no better way to ease stress than with a box of delicious POPEYES® fried chicken and a good laugh," said Hope Diaz, CMO of POPEYES® Louisiana Kitchen. "We appreciate how comforting emotional support animals are and wanted to create our own version. The good news is that our emotional support chicken is permitted to fly without any restrictions – one less worry for busy travelers!"
POPEYES® Emotional Support Chicken will be available while supplies last for the 3 Pc tenders combo. Guests will have their meal placed in the POPEYES® Emotional Support Chicken carrier.  

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Founded in New Orleans in 1972, POPEYES® has more than 40 years of history and culinary tradition. POPEYES® distinguishes itself with a unique New Orleans style menu featuring spicy chicken, chicken tenders, fried shrimp, and other regional items. The chain's passion for its Louisiana heritage and flavorful authentic food has allowed POPEYES® to become one of the world's largest chicken quick service restaurants with over 3,000 restaurants in the U.S. and around the world. To learn more about the POPEYES® brand, please visit the POPEYES® brand website at or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Information provided by Popeyes Press Release.




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