The wait is finally over. In an email to Patch on Aug. 26, a representative from Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen said the Richfield location should open “at the end of this week.”
The fast food joint first opened in New Orleans in 1972 and since then has opened more than 2,000 restaurants nationwide.
Popeye’s will replace the former Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in Richfield, which went bankrupt, at the Hub Shopping Center.
KFC's parent, Yum Brands Inc., wasn't pleased with the Popeyes takeover. Patch reported that Yum said it intended “to make every effort to see that as many restaurants as possible continue to operate as KFC restaurants with the same employee teams but under new ownership." That wasn’t the case for Richfield.
As for the menu, residents will be able to select from a large range of fried chicken and seafood options including popcorn shrimp, fried chicken sandwiches and chicken tenders. If you’re into eating healthy, don’t worry. The restaurant chain has a “live well” section of their menu, which includes meals for 300 calories.