The only Popeyes buffet temporarily closed due to COVID. Will it reopen?
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The future of the latest Popeyes buffet – which has become a landmark for lovers of spicy fried chicken and an emblem of the popularity of the chicken sandwich – hangs in the balance.
Popeyes’ location in Lafayette, Louisiana has been revered in food circles for years. On a trip to Louisiana, Anthony Bourdain, the late Parts Unknown star, dined there for three consecutive days.
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Popeyes in Louisiana is considered the last existing Popeyes buffet, but the buffet was closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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There have been rumors for months that the famous buffet might not return once the pandemic is over – and Hot 107.9 reported on Wednesday that a worker said he would not – but a spokesperson for Popeyes said the restaurant has not made a decision on the buffet’s long-term future.
“The buffet has been closed due to covid restrictions and the restaurant has yet to decide whether or not to reopen the buffet,” Mollie Birer, spokesperson for the restaurant chain, said in an e- mail.