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POPEYES launches ‘Emotional Support Chicken’ to help with holiday travel stress

Posted: 4:25 PM, Dec 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-18 17:25:20-05
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What’s a better cure for holiday stress than a box of fried chicken?

POPEYES wants to help ease the tension of holiday travel by providing chicken lovers with an “Emotional Support Chicken” this season.

The fast food fried chicken chain announced Tuesday travelers can purchase the support chicken at the Philadelphia International Airport ahead of 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 POPEYES CMO Hope Diaz said in a statement. "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 travelers!"

Inside the Emotional Support chicken box will be a three-piece chicken tender combo.