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Popeyes open and ready to serve ‘some really good chicken’

Idaho Falls

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AMMON — Fried chicken fans were fired up this morning at the official opening of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen in Ammon.

Rexburg resident Julie Stephens told EastIdahoNews.com she looks forward to eating at Popeyes on trips to the south in the summer, but now she doesn’t have to drive as far. She came to Idaho Falls for opening day on Monday, Jan. 1.

“What we look forward to during the summer is eating at Popeyes,” Stephens said. “So when we found out they were coming to Idaho Falls we were really pumped.”

Store Opening Coordinator Jerome Patterson was busy getting the store ready for customers at 10 a.m. He said he’s excited to finally open the doors.

“Ammon is excited that Popeyes is coming here. We’ve got a ton of local support from the community, so we’re just really excited to be here … and serve some really good chicken,” he said.

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The menu features Cajun-style fried chicken and seafood that is typically served with buttermilk biscuits and a variety of sides, including Cajun rice, coleslaw, mashed potatoes, or french fries. These items can be coupled with Popeye’s signature sauces like Blackened Ranch and Sweet Heat.

The Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce put on the ribbon cutting before the opening. Ammon Mayor Dana Kirkham and city council members attended the event.

Popeyes is another addition to the Sandcreek Commons shopping center on Sunnyside Road and Hitt Road, and more businesses will soon be coming to the area.

The Ammon location is one of more than 2,000 Popeye’s eateries in the United States, and 25 foreign countries. According to the official Popeyes site, Popeyes first opened in New Orleans in 1972 and is named after the character Popeye Doyle in the film “The French Connection.”

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