The south Allentown Checkers at 1935 S. Fourth St. will be hauled off, and a new Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen will be built in its place. My Morning Call reports that the 2,145 sq. ft Popeyes will open sometime in the first quarter of 2023. The Checkers signage was removed, and the building, which is a modular structure, will have its anchor bolts removed and will be carted off so construction on the Popeyes can begin.
Popeyes is known for its signature chicken and serves nuggets, tenders, sandwiches, seafood, and sides like red beans and gravy. Their chicken sandwich exploded with popularity in 2019. The first Popeyes opened in New Orleans in 1972. The chain now has over 3,600 locations around the world. Popeye’s is owned by Restaurant Brands International Inc., which also owns Burger King, Firehouse Subs, and Tim Hortons. Learn more at www.popeyes.com.