A Popeye’s will open on American Legion Highway in Roslindale, reports Universal Hub. The fried chicken and biscuit stop will be the chain’s second location in Boston, following the Kenmore Square branch. Though the Popeye’s will be closer to Mattapan than West Roxbury, its opening begs the question: could Popeye’s take a tiny step towards filling the Roslindale/West Roxbury/Dedham fried chicken void that’s existed ever since the closing of the estimable Fontaine’s in 2004? Popeye’s is a chain, yes, and quality varies from location to location, but it’s a big step up from KFC.
Roslindale to Get Popeye’s, But Where? [Universal Hub]