Published 1:37 pm Wednesday, March 11, 2020

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Issues cause opening date pushback

Popeyes in Andalusia was set to be open this Thursday, but area manager Mary King said they do not have an opening date because of different issues.

“Unfortunately we do not have a definite opening date,” King said. “We are having electrical issues and register issues at the moment. We are trying our hardest to get everything fixed.”

In June 2019, The Andalusia City Council approved a five-year, 2 percent sales tax rebate to help offset the cost of bringing the fast-food restaurant to Andalusia.

City Council Pro Tem Terry Powell said the business would invest more than $1 million in building the restaurant and would hire an estimated 60 employees.

“We please ask that everyone be patient during this time,” King said. “We want everything to be working and ready to go, so we can provide excellent customer service when we do open.”

According to the Popeyes website, the company distinguishes itself with a unique New Orleans style menu featuring spicy chicken, chicken tenders, fried shrimp and other regional items.

It is one of the largest quick-service restaurant chicken concepts in the world with more than 2,600 restaurants throughout the world.