Popeyes chicken sandwiches have taken the country by storm. One customer took things too far Monday night at a Houston location, entering the Popeyes restaurant with a gun after being denied a chicken sandwich in the drive-thru. 

After hearing that Popeyes had run out of its new chicken sandwiches, a man pulled a gun out on a Popeyes employee, causing workers to run to the back of the restaurant. The man was with two women, two men and a baby, all of whom were locked out by an employee. 

"It was more of an aggravated assault because he was displaying a weapon and threatened employees," said Lt. Larry Crowson with Houston Police.

The group then fled to an SUV and threw a can through the drive-thru window as they left the scene. 

No shots were fired and nobody was injured, with police using surveillance footage to try and identify the suspect. 

The introduction of the $3.99 Popeyes chicken sandwich on Aug. 12 has put customers in a frenzy, with the product selling out in only a few weeks. The chicken sandwich could pose a formidable threat to Chick-fil-a, which is the largest fried chicken chain in the country. 

Other strange cases of the chicken sandwich frenzy include a Tennessee man who is now suing Popeyes for running out of the chicken. Craig Barr of Chattanooga said that Popeyes is engaging in "false advertising."

"I can't get happy, I have this sandwich on my mind," Barr said. "It just consumes you." 

The hysteria surrounding the sandwich has also put considerable stress on Popeyes workers, with some employees now working over 60 hours a week to handle the demand for the sandwich. 

A 2018 study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said that from 2013 to 2016, about 37% of U.S. adults consumed fast food on any given day.