Popeyes storefront. Photo: Eric Baradat/AFP/Getty Images

Popeyes announced Monday that it will bring back its immensely popular chicken sandwich on Nov. 3 — a Sunday — in a move directly targeted at competitor Chick-fil-A, which is famously closed on Sundays.

Why it matters: The sandwich helped Popeyes have one of its best quarters in 20 years, pushing its comparable sales to more than double what analysts had expected, reports Bloomberg. It also comes at a time when fast food chains are looking to add more poultry to their menus — sparking what could become a new trend of cash cow items for the industry, per Axios' Dion Rabouin.

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Hurricane Zeta makes landfall in Mexico ahead of expected arrival in U.S.

Hurricane Zeta's forecast path. Photo: National Hurricane Center

Hurricane Zeta made landfall on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula as a Category 1 storm late Monday packing maximum sustained winds of 80 mph, per the National Hurricane Center.

The state of play: Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) declared a state of emergency as Zeta strengthened into a hurricane earlier Monday.