On a drive up from Dedham today, Gio Valencia noted the length of the line to get into the new West Roxbury Popeyes, the one that opened last weekend in the middle of the pandemic, just up the road from the Dedham Chick-fil-A: Read more.
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Popeyes opened its newest fried-chicken place this weekend, on VFW Parkway northbound in West Roxbury, between the McDonald's and the Burger King. Read more.
The Dorchester Reporter reports the Boston Licensing Board has denied the chain's request for a food-serving license for its proposed Codman Square outlet "with prejudice" after hearing from residents that the square already has more than enough greasy, fatty food in the form of McDonald's and KFC. The vote means Popeyes will have to wait at least a year before reapplying for a license there.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports that even as work continues on a new Popeyes in West Roxbury, the outlet in Kenmore Square has apparently flown the coop.
Obligatory Red Sox reference here.
Boston's newest Popeyes, on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury, is getting nearer to opening, just a quick jog up the road from the Chick-fil-A on the Dedham side of the line. Read more.
Police are looking for two guys who tried to break into the rear of Popeyes on American Legion Highway with a bolt cutter around 11 a.m., only to be confronted by an employee, who scared them off. One of the suspects was described as black, 5'2" and missing teeth.
The Huntington News reports student government has given the OK for a proposed Popeyes in the student-center space originally set aside for Chick-fil-A.
The News reports a Student Government Association poll found more support for Popeyes than two competing fried-chicken chains suggested by university officials and that Popeyes business practices gave students nothing to cluck about.
That new Popeye's is open in the American Legion Highway shopping center in Roslindale (the one with the Dunkin' Donuts), and it's definitely not hurting for business. I stopped in last night at about 8:20 and there were 29 people in line in front of me. I don't think I've ever seen that many people waiting for fast food. It still wasn't too slow considering - I got out in about 10 minutes. On my way out the door, the line was as long as when I got in. The cashier told me "it's like this 24/7" although not literally, since it's only open until 10. The food's good, at least for fast food.