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Popeyes Chicken Restaurant Coming To Cartersville

Two houses will be razed to make way for the new franchise eatery.

A rendering of the new Popeyes restaurant on Morningside Drive in Cartersville. Photo Courtesy of City of Cartersville Planning and Development.
A rendering of the new Popeyes restaurant on Morningside Drive in Cartersville. Photo Courtesy of City of Cartersville Planning and Development.
A second Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen chicken eatery is coming to Cartersville, but the new one will be a stand-alone restaurant.

The new 2,385-square-feet eatery will be located at 201 Morningside Drive, where two houses now stand. One is still occupied, according to Randy Mannino, city of Cartersville Planning and Development director. The site is across Martin Luther King Jr. Drive from the former Long John Silvers restaurant along U.S. Highway 41, he added.
 
Mannino said the likely 90- to 120-day construction would be "tough" due to the steep terrain, but the franchise has been looking to locate in Cartersville. The owner is listed as National Restaurant Development of Atlanta.

City planners aren't sure when construction would begin, as building plans have been submitted, but site plans have not yet been approved. Permitting would take place after approval. 

No road changes are expected with the new restaurant.

Popeyes was founded in New Orleans, La., in 1972, and is the world's second largest quick-service chicken concept, according to its website. It distinguishes itself with a unique "New Orleans" style menu that features spicy chicken, chicken tenders, fried shrimp and other seafood, as well as jambalaya, Red Beans and Rice and other regional items.

The company operates and franchises more than 2,000 Popeyes restaurants worldwide, including a Popeyes inside the truck stop Travel Centers of America, or TA, at 981 Cass-White Road in Cartersville.

Calls from Patch to the franchisee for more information have not yet been returned.

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Weyman Holton January 02, 2014 at 10:10 PM
The Schlotsky's would have been a pretty good spot.
Christy Swift January 03, 2014 at 02:15 AM
Why not just tear down old long john silvers and make use of that location?

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