I became aware of the Popeye’s vs. Chick-fil-A sandwich rivalry last Saturday. It was too late to make the Satur-deja Vu but the memes were fun while it lasted. So what really happened? Popeye’s did not run out of chicken. They had set up a line of supply they thought would satisfy demand, which they considered optimistic, through the end of September. The public response to the social media war surpassed all expectations and they were not prepared to meet that kind of demand. They never ran out of chicken but lines were long, shortages were widespread, and employees were working long hours and overtime in every location. Click here to read the real full story of how the decision made at the corporate office (in Miami by the way) to shut it down. It wasn’t as much of a decision as a realization. Continue reading
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In case you missed it…
While homeowners in Florida are covering windows with plywood, thousands of people were still living in tents in Haiti when Tropical Storm Isaac came through. The most recent numbers are six dead, but 30,000 have nowhere to go. Pray for all those affected in the gulf coast states, as Isaac continues to track further and further west than expected.
The American most famous for taking “one small step for man” has crossed over into eternity. Neil Armstrong was 82. His death may have been the result of complications following a recent heart surgery. Continue reading