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One would think that Oprah Winfrey's best friend — an uber-successful journalist and TV personality in her own right — could pull a few strings and get just about whatever she wants, when she wants it.
But Gayle King revealed on Monday that she tried fifteen different Popeyes locations in search of the chain's new fried chicken sandwich, and she still left empty-handed.
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The 64-year-old wrote on Instagram that she and her nephew Cameron Harrison, an Associate Producer at Good Morning America, attempted to visit more than a dozen restaurants in a futile search for the incredibly popular dish.
Popeyes debuted its first-ever chicken sandwich earlier this month to much fanfare — but the chain seems to have underestimated the demand for its latest menu addition.
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Stores across the US have been selling out of the sandwich, posting signs for disappointed customers who have taken to social media to complain.
Gayle is one of them. On Monday, she shared a photo of herself with her nephew Cameron outside a Popeyes, both with wide smiles on their faces — presumably before they got the bad news.
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'We are SO psyched today nephew @cameronharrison6 ready to taste THEEE CHICKEN sandwich @popeyeslouisianakitchen,' she wrote.
'Whomp whomp,' she added, also posting a picture of a sign posted outside proclaiming a store to be sold out.
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'We also called FIFTEEN locations how do you run out of that sandwich on SUNDAY???!!!! May need therapy to recover.'
It seems surprising that Gayle couldn't have had them delivered by someone who works for the company, though it seems the star chose not to use her connections to jump the line.
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After her post, though, it's certainly possible that Popeyes is rushing to get sandwiches over to her as soon as possible.
But it's not the first time down-to-earth Gayle hasn't used her power or connections...
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