As if it’s not enough for its chicken sandwich space as a viral and pop culture phenomenon good press and accolades, Restaurant Brands Inc.’s Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is joining the “Ugly Christmas Sweater” crowd. The brand has teamed with UglyChristmasSweater.com to bring the hot cultural icon to a Christmas party near you. Unfortunately, like the chicken sandwich was earlier this year, the sweater appears to be sold out.
If that’s not enough, Popeye’s has jumped on the news that a work by artist Maurizio Cattelan – a banana duct-taped to a board – sold for $120,000. According to the New York Post, Popeyes offered a chicken sandwich was duct-taped to a canvas and listed for $120,003.99 at the San Paul Gallery Urban Art display. Profits from the sale would go to the Popeyes Foundation, the chain’s nonprofit organization.