HOME > Chowhound > Philadelphia >
Brewing beer, curing meat, or making cheese? Get great advice

Popeyes planning move into former KFC location woot!

givemecarbs Jun 9, 2012 12:50 AM


  1. l
    leepinleemur Jun 9, 2012 05:46 AM


    1. c
      cwdonald Jun 9, 2012 05:59 AM

      Correct me if I am wrong, but the KFC folks just moved their shop to 309 near the old Borders.. so now we will have two deep fried poultry places within spitting distance.

      1 Reply
      1. re: cwdonald
        givemecarbs Jun 9, 2012 12:33 PM

        cw that KFC in montgomeryville has been there forever but they used to also have A and W rootbeer. I would love to get a rootbeer float and a coupla chili cheese dogs even though they almost always forgot the cheese and we would have to send them back. At least I can still get biscuits there.
        I'm looking forward to Popeye's spicy chicken and red beans and rice or dirty rice and biscuits!

      2. b
        barryg Jun 9, 2012 01:08 PM

        I guess this is as good a post as any to share two things about Popeye's I learned recently...
        First is that if you go in at closing, they will give you chicken at a steep discount... I was able to snag 10 pieces for $5 at the one near Broad & Snyder the other night.
        The second thing I learned is that having a a large amount of Popeye's available after you have imbibed and self control is low will make for a very unpleasant morning full of not only physical discomfort but also unspeakable shame.

        4 Replies
        1. re: barryg
          givemecarbs Jun 9, 2012 02:35 PM

          Ha ha ha! Good to know barry. I remember when the proposed Hatfield location was an Arthur Treachers.

          1. re: givemecarbs
            larbguy Jun 9, 2012 02:37 PM

            Just in case you have extra(and dont it eat that night)


            1. re: larbguy
              barryg Jun 9, 2012 03:00 PM

              Sounds like a great idea if you want to add a huge mess in the kitchen to the misery...

          2. re: barryg
            Delucacheesemonger Jun 10, 2012 01:03 PM

            Hopefully you did not get the cole slaw then.

          3. t
            tzanghi Jun 9, 2012 07:13 PM

            Not to derail, but has anyone tried Crown's? The place looks kinda scary(figuratively) but smells phenomenal.

            2 Replies
            1. re: tzanghi
              givemecarbs Jun 10, 2012 02:56 AM

              I have always found the chicken from Crown to be be very fresh and delicious. On another chicken note I went to boston market in towamencin a couple times recently and was very pleasantly surprised. Thinking of starting a new topic about it, as they are doing some very good things there.

              1. re: tzanghi
                barryg Jun 10, 2012 05:51 AM

                It may vary by location but crown is great... Very crispy and flavorful, albeit salty. I think it's better than popeye's except the sides are pretty bad and no biscuits.

              2. g
                givemecarbs Aug 23, 2012 03:02 PM

                Looking ready for business soon! /drool

                5 Replies
                1. re: givemecarbs
                  cwdonald Aug 23, 2012 03:45 PM

                  I can see some side by side biscuit contests coming up ...

                  1. re: cwdonald
                    givemecarbs Aug 28, 2012 02:48 AM

                    Sign says grand opening friday!

                    1. re: givemecarbs
                      givemetomatos Aug 29, 2012 09:45 AM

                      We're going, givemecarbs. Right?

                      1. re: givemetomatos
                        givemecarbs Aug 29, 2012 12:55 PM

                        Trying to figure out how we can hit Round Guys, Tabora, Shellfish Sue and Popeyes all on the same day.

                        1. re: givemecarbs
                          mookleknuck Aug 30, 2012 08:11 AM

                          Hah, if you figure it out, please post that!

                2. g
                  givemecarbs Sep 10, 2012 06:14 PM

                  Looks like they had a kick ass weekend. Just grabbed a four piece dinner and a three wing dinner both spicy and the chicken was even fresher. Like crown chicken fresh. Crispy, non greasy, just right with a warm buttery biscuit.

                  Show Hidden Posts