Chick-fil-A director's peace offering to 'stressed out' Popeyes employees goes viral

Popeyes may have started the viral "chicken war" but one Chick-fil-A location used their chicken sandwiches as a peace offering.

In the heat of the battle, a Popeyes in Greensboro, N.C., recently ran out of chicken sandwiches, and one Chick-fil-A employee from across the street walked over to hand out chicken sandwiches to the "stressed out" Popeyes workers.

The scene was caught on camera by a Chick-fil-A fan who was in line to try the competitor's new spicy chicken sandwich — and it turned into several funny memes, FOX 4 News reported.

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Jené Walker candidly shared on Facebook that she was in line at Popeyes when the Chick-fil-A director came across the street to give chicken sandwiches to Popeyes' employees and even offered to give customers a free chicken sandwich on him. She called it the "funniest, yet nicest thing" she'd ever seen.

Jené Walker captured a Chick-fil-A employee walking over to a nearby Popeyes and handing out free sandwiches to Popeyes employees.

Jené Walker captured a Chick-fil-A employee walking over to a nearby Popeyes and handing out free sandwiches to Popeyes employees. (Courtesy of Jené Walker)

The manager at the Chick-fil-A store said the man in the photo, Nick, has been friends with the Popeyes employees for a very long time and the workers will usually come over to Chick-fil-A for breakfast, but weren't able to since the launch of the spicy chicken sandwich Aug. 12.

"Chick-fil-A," Walker wrote. "I promise to NEVER cheat on you!! You've shown loyalty to me...even when I was about to be disloyal to y'all. I love y'all forever."

And, for the record, Walker told Fox News she has not tried Popeyes' new sandwich.

Walker's post has been shared over 17,000 times and spawned several memes.

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One that has been shared over 80,000 times says: "Shirley, you come work for us and you can go to church on Sundays."

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And Walker took her shot at one, too:

"Chick-fil-A:...But why y'all have to come after us? We stay in our lane. Popeyes: IDK, I just work here. I love y'all. I told them to go after McDonald's and Wendy's."