- A man from East Ridge, Tennessee, has filed a civil summons in Hamilton County General Sessions Court after having a less-than-savory Popeyes experience.
- Craig Barr is suing the fast-food chain for $5,000 in damages, WTVC, a local news channel, reported on Thursday.
- Barr said a man who said he was a Popeyes employee posted a “black list” ad on Craigslist offering to sell a chicken sandwich for $24 after the store sold out. The man took his money but never delivered the sandwich, Barr said.
- Barr also said that his car sustained $1,500 worth of damage to the tires and rims on his way to Popeyes locations to get a sandwich and that his friends made fun of him.
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People are going to great lengths to try the new Popeyes chicken sandwich, which debuted earlier this month and led to a Twitter feud with Chick-fil-A. Indeed, people have gone so very far that Popeyes has been selling out of the sandwiches.
And perhaps no one is more upset about it than a man from East Ridge, Tennessee, who filed a civil summons in Hamilton County General Sessions Court after having a less-than-savory Popeyes experience.
Craig Barr is suing the fast-food chain for $5,000 in damages, WTVC, a local news channel, reported on Thursday. Barr claims he fell victim to “false advertising” and “deceptive business practices by entity to public.”
Barr said his car sustained $1,500 of damage to the tires and rims while he was driving to Popeyes locations trying to get a sandwich, NBC News reported.
Barr said he then answered a “black list” Craigslist ad posted by a man who said he worked for Popeyes, WTVC reported. Though the store was sold out of sandwiches, the man said he had stashed chicken sandwiches in the back and would sell them for $24 each, Barr said.
Barr said he paid the man $5 for the sandwich and an additional $20 but never got the sandwich, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reported.
“I got scammed,” Barr told the Times Free Press.
In the lawsuit, he said that his friends laughed at him and that the whole ordeal left him feeling “humiliated.”
“I can’t get happy; I have this sandwich on my mind. I can’t think straight,” he told the Times Free Press. “It just consumes you.”
Barr, who is representing himself, has a court date set for October 28.
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