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Oops! Chick-fil-A sends ‘awkward’ apology email after advertising National Sandwich Day on Sunday

Oops! Chick-fil-A sends ‘awkward’ apology email after advertising National Sandwich Day on Sunday
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Oops! Chick-fil-A sends ‘awkward’ apology email after advertising National Sandwich Day on Sunday
Things got a little awkward for fast-food giant Chick-fil-A after officials sent a promotional email welcoming customers to their stores on National Sandwich Day.The problem was that the so-called national holiday falls on Nov. 3, which is on a Sunday this year.The chain restaurant is known for being closed on Sundays.So officials sent a follow-up email with the subject line, “Well … this is awkward,” according to USA Today."We recently sent an email that included a message about National Sandwich Day, which naturally we were very excited about," according to the followup email. "We didn’t realize it falls on Sunday when we are closed. We apologize for the confusion and hope to see you soon (Monday-Saturday)."Meanwhile, Popeyes has announced that its popular chicken sandwich, which became so popular when it was introduced as a promotional item earlier this year that it sold out weeks earlier than expected, would make its return on Sunday.Officials there even jabbed Chick-fil-A in a recent social media video, saying that Popeyes is “always open seven days a week.”CNN contributed to this report.

Things got a little awkward for fast-food giant Chick-fil-A after officials sent a promotional email welcoming customers to their stores on National Sandwich Day.

The problem was that the so-called national holiday falls on Nov. 3, which is on a Sunday this year.

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The chain restaurant is known for being closed on Sundays.

So officials sent a follow-up email with the subject line, “Well … this is awkward,” according to USA Today.

"We recently sent an email that included a message about National Sandwich Day, which naturally we were very excited about," according to the followup email. "We didn’t realize it falls on Sunday when we are closed. We apologize for the confusion and hope to see you soon (Monday-Saturday)."

Meanwhile, Popeyes has announced that its popular chicken sandwich, which became so popular when it was introduced as a promotional item earlier this year that it sold out weeks earlier than expected, would make its return on Sunday.

Officials there even jabbed Chick-fil-A in a recent social media video, saying that Popeyes is “always open seven days a week.”

CNN contributed to this report.