Barstool Sports is shocked about the soon-to-be-opened Popeyes in Kenmore Square. We can’t be the only people who remembers the original Kenmore Square Popeyes, can we? It was (we believe) next to the B.U. Bookstore (when it was still the B.U. Bookstore and not Barnes & Noble) and positively crawling with vermin. Perhaps that’s not a specific enough description, because this was the late 1980s and all of Kenmore Square was rat-infested. I’m a little surprised about the new Popeyes myself, since the square is now one of the Hub’s premiere dining destinations. Does the addition of a tasty low-brow chain like Popeye’s represent a return to its roots? Can we expect a revival of other long-gone Kenmore favorites, like Deli Haus? Will IHOP be next? One can only hope.
Popeyes, 645 Beacon St, Boston, (617) 236-7276