Popeyes is Now Open!
If there is one thing I've learned in my short time in Sioux Falls, it's that Sioux Fallsians love a new restaurant!
Popeyes first location opened yesterday on 10th St. and apparently people lost their minds.
I saw a few posts on social media about police being called in to direct traffic.
The Argus Leader Business Journal did a video with the franchise owner the morning of the opening to help build anticipation.
The restaurant opened at 10:30 AM, but people were lined up way before that. The owner and employees were expecting a huge crowd though, they were prepared. According to the Argus Leader:
To prepare for the grand opening, the restaurant filled its coolers with product and rented a refrigerated semitrailer to fill with chicken.
“Thousands of pounds of chicken” were on hand to prepare for the restaurant’s opening, Laird said.
While I understand the excitement, I might wait awhile before I get my tasty Louisiana style chicken!