Lunacy or brilliance? In midst of pandemic, Popeyes opens new outlet in West Roxbury
Popeyes opened its newest fried-chicken place this weekend, on VFW Parkway northbound in West Roxbury, between the McDonald's and the Burger King.
Takeout only, of course.
MMMMpapis, who alerted us to its opening, commented early this afternoon:
And there's a line right now for take out. Crazy times with other small businesses forced to close and losing thousands but someone else can open up a franchise in the middle of this pandemic and still make bank.
It's just up the road from the Chick-fil-A in Dedham, which was, of course, closed today. The location used to be home to the failed Bagelville - the skeleton of whose sign still stands. Before Bagelville, the site was home to a failed Dunkin' Donuts and before that, a failed Arby's.
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Why not both?
Both? Looks like Both to me.
The Arby's was there for 25+ years
I wouldn't necessarily classify it as "failed."
A failed Dunkin Donuts?
How does that even happen? The only time I ever knew a DD to close, it was because a wall of the building started to shed bricks on the adjoining side street.
There's another DD just a
There's another DD just a little north in the other direction of traffic.
Lewis Black quote
I've seen the end of the universe, and it happens to be in the United States and, oddly enough, it's in Houston, Texas. I know - I was shocked, too. Imagine my surprise when I left a comedy club one day and walked to the end of the block, and there on one corner was a Starbucks, and across the street from that Starbucks, in the exact same building as that Starbucks, there was - a Starbucks. I looked back and forth, thinking the sun was playing tricks with my eyes. That there was a Starbucks across from a Starbucks - and that, my friends, is the end of the universe.
That closed too.
And that’s south. (Assuming you mean the one in Dedham)
depends on your perspective
For us lowly dregs of it's another place for essential workers to get a hot meal at odd hours.
For investors it presents a unique opportunity in the current economic climate to maximize profits in a down market.
Mike Judge is a prophet, Idiocracy is upon us.
The Holy Grail of Fast Food
Do they have it? The sandwich? You know the one.
this, but serious
Popeye's was easily the best fast food chain long before the sandwich.
If anyone can pull off an opening mid-pandemic, it's them.
Well, it depends on the franchise operator. I recall
doing a round-up of fried chicken places for Boston Magazine back on 2007 -- RIP, Poppa B's and Pat "Packy" Connors Tavern, two of my favorites from that piece -- and had to slag the Kenmore Square Popeyes outlet for it terribleness: dirty after only being open a few months, and its fried chicken sat in huge mounds under heat lamps, no way to treat a bird.
I like Popeyes as fast-food outlets go (haven't had the famous chicken sandwich yet), but that one was grim.
Popeyes is not a fast food
Popeyes is not a fast food restaurant I work there I know.. it takes 12 minutes to cook the chicken
The end of days are here
All hail Travis and Bobhead!
I thought we agreed to now and forever call this area the West Roxbury Fun Mile? Ever since this story, my family hasn’t called it by any other name. https://www.universalhub.com/2019/chicken-war-close-erupting-dedhambosto...
The Fun Mile, indeed.
On Sunday the line of cars for Popeye's was back PAST the entrance to McDonald's. People had to social distance their cars to keep the Mickie D's entrance open.
When I went to Ocean State
When I went to Ocean State Joblot on a tp quest, the line for Chic-fil-a was super long. Popeye's was less long for better all around better chicken sandwiches.
And before the Failed Arby's
And before the Failed Arby's it was a Failed Lums, Sort of a haunted location.
Lum's was never at this spot. Lums was further up by the Long John Silver/Taco Bell next to Uhaul. It is hard to call it a failed Arby's as it was in business there for 40 years. The franchise ended at the location.