Popeyes offering 'Emotional Support Chicken' at airport

By Ben Hooper
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Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is getting in on the emotional support animal trend by selling boxes of "Emotional Support Chicken" at a Philadelphia airport.

The eatery said travelers at Terminal C of Philadelphia International Airport can now purchase a chicken-shaped box labeled "Emotional Support Chicken" to take on 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," Hope Diaz, the company's chief marketing officer, said in a statement.

Emotional support animals have been in the headlines recently as a series of high-profile incidents involving unusual species -- including a peacock -- led some airlines to tighten their restrictions on the animals.

"Sorry, Fido. Popeyes #EmotionalSupportChicken doesn't bark on the plane," Popeyes tweeted.

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