Could Popeyes Chicken Come to Hopkins?

The fast-food chain could open in the shuttered KFC restaurant on Mainstreet.

The KFC restaurant on Mainstreet has been closed for months, but it could eventually be replaced with another fast-food chicken chain.

The Star Tribune reported Friday that AFC Enterprises, Popeyes' parent company, wants to buy 14 Twin Cities KFC restaurants from a bankrupt franchisee. If a judge approves the agreement, AFC would spend $11.5 million to convert the former KFCs to Popeyes restaurants and quickly bring them into operation.

The closed Hopkins restaurant is one of the 28 KFC locations affected—half of them in the Twin Cities.

KFC is reportedly fighting to keep as many of the restaurants as possible operating under its banner.

Click here to read the full Star Tribune story.


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