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Popeyes Restaurant Proposed for Runnemede; Joint Planning Zoning Board to Hear Application on Nov. 30

The applicant seeks Preliminary and Final Site Plan approval along with variances

Image credit: Popeyes

On Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. in Runnemede Borough Hall, the Joint Planning/Zoning Board will hear the application of 812 Runnemede Chicken, LLC for approval to construct a Popeyes fast food restaurant with a drive-through, together with related site improvements on property having a street address of 800, 812, and 814 North Black Horse Pike.

The applicant seeks Preliminary and Final Site Plan approval along with variances.

Photo of 800, 812, and 814 Black Horse Pike credit: Google

The subject property used to be home to the long-closed Merry Go-Round bar and restaurant. As a point of reference, the location is across from El Tequila Mexican Restaurant and Dee’s School of Dance.

To view the site plans, click the image below:

The news of a new Popeyes restaurant coming to Runnemede was first reported by Mark Matthews of 42 Freeway in July, 2022.

Dan Conard also covers Runnemede. His website is “My View on Runnemede” and he attends, videos, and writes about the town meetings.

About Popeyes:

According to their website:

Fifty years ago in New Orleans, Louisiana, a taste sensation was born.

What began with one small restaurant and one big idea turned into a craze that swept the nation—and the world.

1976: Popeyes opens first franchise restaurant in Louisiana.

1980: Popeyes introduces its “Love That Chicken” from Popeyes tagline.

1983: Popeyes introduces buttermilk biscuits, which later became a significant menu item.

1997: Popeyes celebrates 25 years of success.

1999: Popeyes surpasses one billion-dollar annual sales mark for the first time. Popeyes receives MenuMasters Award for Louisiana Legends for its rice dishes.

2012: Popeyes celebrates 40th anniversary and announces plans for the system-wide remodeling of its restaurants. Popeyes partners with a Louisiana iconic brand to launch Zatarain’s Butterfly Shrimp.

Popeyes and Coca-Cola® “wrap” up 2012 with three unique, custom, one-of-a-kind holiday designer collector cups.

2019: Popeyes launched the now-famous Chicken Sandwich on Aug. 12, 2019.

Since the chicken sandwich launch in 2019 the brand has continued to innovate in the kitchen while expanding their footprint to be closer to guests who love that chicken.

Popeyes® ended 2021 with a lot to celebrate: the beloved southern fried chicken brand opened 208 new restaurants last year for a total of 3,000+ restaurants across in US & Canada.

To kick off 2022, and their 50th birthday year, the brand has plans to open even more new locations than the year prior.

The brand values, traditions and recipes have stood the test of time, and as a result, Popeyes® continues to expand its footprint and introduce themselves to new guests across the country and around the world with a total of 3,700+ locations globally.

Post updated on 11/18/2022 at 9:26 p.m.

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