A new Popeyes Chicken Restaurant is expected to open as soon as this summer in the West Ferris area of North Bay.
In July 2021, North Bay Mall officials confirmed that a Popeye's Restaurant would be built at Lakeshore Drive and Howard Avenue at the Mall location.
While the opening has had some delays, the new restaurant is hoping to be operational before the fall.
"This Popeyes location is projected to open by Q3 of this year," The Popeyes Media Team told BayToday in an email.
Popeyes Chicken got it start in Louisiana in 1972 and eventually expanded to Toronto in 1984.
In 2019, Popeyes Chicken celebrated opening its 200th store in Canada.
"We continuously draw upon and celebrate this heritage to inspire new, authentic menu creations the world craves," Popeyes Chicken states on its website.
"Popeyes distinguishes itself with a unique New Orleans style menu featuring spicy chicken, chicken tenders, fried shrimp and other regional items. This unique and flavourful food has allowed Popeyes to become one of the world’s largest chicken quick service restaurants, with over 3,300 restaurants in North America. And around the world."