Can fried chicken be an emotional support animal? You bet, says POPEYES

Can fried chicken be an emotional support animal? You bet, says POPEYES

TORONTO — Who could forget the emotional support squirrel that got kicked off a flight? Or the woman and her pet peacock who were denied boarding at Newark airport? Stranger still was the turkey that sat in a middle seat, and the pig who went hog-wild in the aisles of a US Airways flight.

But this next ‘emotional support animal’ may take the cake for being the most bizarre out of the bunch… and the most delicious?

Fried chicken chain Popeyes has launched ‘Emotional Support Chicken’ to provide a good-hearted laugh to help customers get through the stress of holiday air travel.

As of yesterday, Dec. 18, travellers 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.

“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 travellers!”

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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