Barr says he went to Popeyes for the chicken sandwich, only to be turned away because the restaurant was sold out, according to WTVC.
Barr claims he even responded to a Craigslist ad posted by someone who said they worked at Popeyes and was selling the sandwiches under the table for $24.
Once he gave the scammer the money, he never saw him again, Barr said.
The civil summons filed by Barr outlines his attempts to get one of the popular sandwiches by visiting multiple Tennessee Popeyes locations on Broad Street, Highway 58, Brainerd Road and Ringgold Road.
"The Sandwich", as Popeyes calls it, reached superstar status after an online feud with Chick-fil-A last week, McClatchy news group reported.
"I can't get happy; I have this sandwich on my mind". Popeyes announced Tuesday that "extraordinary demand" for the chicken sandwich has led to it being sold out - and it only took two weeks since its nationwide debut August 12.
"It just consumes you", he added. Many stores have already sold out. "Who runs out of chicken?" He'll be in court on October 28. The lawsuit seeks $5,000 in damages and accuses the company of "deceptive business practices", saying it purposely undersold the sandwich in order to gain popularity. It's a big fiasco.
Sandwich gate exploded on social media, after fans compared Popeyes to competitor Chick-fil-A.
Barr said that he met someone behind a Popeyes on Monday and handed him the $25, but when the man walked into the restaurant, he never came back, Barr said.
Along with suppliers, Popeyes said they are "working tirelessly to bring the new sandwich back to guests as soon as possible".