If you have ever eaten at Popeyes, chances are that you love their biscuits.
The perfectly golden cylinders are buttery, flakey, and almost overwhelmingly delicious. We like them plain, with a drizzle of honey, or accompanied by a side of spicy fried chicken or flavorful red beans and rice (not the other way around!).
Unfortunately, however, the world now contains 40,000 fewer pounds of biscuit perfection. According to WLOX, a truck carrying 20 tons of Popeyes biscuits overturned Wednesday morning in Pearl River County, Mississippi, causing a massive incident that required the highway to be restricted to one lane.
While all of the biscuits initially remained within the truck’s trailer, Assistant Police Chief Jeremy Magri commented that they would need to be removed in order to right the damaged 18-wheeler. Authorities estimated that the process could take up to eight hours, restricting traffic in the meantime.
At the time of the accident, the biscuit-filled truck was being driven by Gilbert and Tina Witte, aged 49 and 45, respectively. Both Gilbert and Tina were taken to a local hospital, but are believed to be uninjured.
There have been no reports to suggest that the incident could lead to a Popeyes Biscuit shortage, but as true lovers of all things buttery, we can’t help but be a little concerned. We’ll be crossing our fingers over the next few days that the truck’s drivers and cargo remain uninjured, and that the nation’s all-important biscuit supply chain is not delayed or interrupted!