New Popeyes Location Opens in Kentwood, With Another One Coming to G.R.
Before this week, there were only two Popeyes restaurants in the city of Grand Rapids. Now there is another that residents can flock to (no pun intended).
FOX 17 reports there have been nonstop lines of cars since the new location opened this past Monday at 5448 S. Division Avenue in Kentwood. The franchise owner, Anthony Basile, told the news station that he planned on opening in April but due to COVID, and a lack of getting people hired, he had to push those plans back. But fortunately, he's open for business now.
According to Basile, the people of Grand Rapids love their spicy food!
This market is really heavy on the spicy chicken, they love the red beans and rice.
And yes, that also includes Popeyes famous Spicy Chicken Sandwich that had everyone going in a frenzy last year.
We have people that will come up and they'll ask for 30 of them...it's still just a hot product and people still ask if we have it, so the hype has not died down.
30?! With a lot of people still working remotely I'm not so sure I buy the "its for everyone at the office" excuse, haha. But I admit, the hype is worth it.
Basile is hoping to open his fourth Popeyes location by early October, located off of 28th and Breton Ave. His other restaurants are in Greenville and Apple Ave. in Muskegon.
If you plan to visit the Kentwood location, as of right now, it's only open for drive-thru service. The lobby is expected to open next month.