Fried chicken fast food fans rejoiced in December when the U.S.-based chain Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen opened their first Metro Vancouver location, in Port Coquitlam. But if you happen to have your “Bonafide” chicken and Cajun fries craving and you’re south of the Fraser, take heart: Popeyes is opening a location in Surrey.
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Located at 14380 64 Ave in the Sullivan Heights area, a rep for Popeyes reached out to Vancouver Is Awesome to share that the franchise is aiming to open up at the end of March.
The Surrey location will have 50 seats for dining in, as well as the chain’s first drive-thru in B.C.
This is the second Metro Vancouver Popeyes to open as part of their current expansion and their third overall; the Kamloops Popeyes opened immediately after the Port Coquitlam one. A fourth, in Pentiction, is slated to open after the Surrey outpost.
“[W]e are very much excited in bringing the famous Louisiana Flavours to every part of British Columbia,” a rep for the fast food chain said in an e-mail.
Known for their spicy fried “Bonafide” chicken, Popeyes Canada also serves up Cajun Fries, biscuits, slaw, mac and cheese, onion rings, chicken sandwiches, fried shrimp, red beans and rice, chicken tenders, Mardi Gras cheesecake, and even a Cajun Poutine.
Popeyes started in a suburb of New Orleans, Louisiana in 1972, and began as “Chicken on the Run.” It’s was a slow start for the chicken operation, and the owner folded it, then relaunched with a spicier recipe and a new name: Popeyes. Their first Canadian location was in Toronto, opening in 1984. They’ve since expanded to over 2,600 locations world-wide, and have been part of the RBI portfolio since 2017.