Popeyes Chicken is the emotional support animal you need during stressful holiday travel

Fast feeder responds to furry companion restrictions with a classic kind of comfort (food)

Published On
Dec 18, 2018

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The holiday season is now in full swing, so travelers will want to hug their emotional support animals extra tightly as they take off to see their loved ones. But as the furry and feathered friends have come under harsher airline restrictions, those in need of extra companionship may need to look elsewhere for solace.

In Philadelphia, fast feeder Popeyes offers up a new kind of travel partner, one that can fly without restriction: “Emotional Support Chicken.”

These critters won’t provide the cuddly and clucky comfort a living bird could provide--they’re breaded, fried and come packaged in a cardboard box. Starting today, those passing trough Philadelphia International Airport can purchase the three-piece combo/pal at the Popeyes in Terminal C before their flight. Where warm cuddles are banned, emotional eating comes to the rescue.

The idea was created out of GSD&M.


Dec 18, 2018
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Agency :
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Jay Russell
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Leigh Browne
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