Several years after the restaurant was first rumored to be headed to Turlock, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen opened its doors in the Turlock Town Center this month.
Popeyes was originally slated to build a drive-thru location on the corner of Countryside Drive and Tuolumne Road in 2018 next to Farmer Boys, but backed out of those plans and instead settled for a location across town. Located in the Turlock Town Center near Jura’s Pizza Parlor, Popeyes began interior improvements to its current building in the spring of 2020 and opened last weekend to a frenzy of excited customers.
Through various social media posts, Popeyes customers have shared on pages like Turlock To Go on Facebook a wait time of over an hour on some days, with the drive-thru line snaking out of the center, onto Canal Drive and over the train tracks. The wait all depends on what time of day you hop in line and how many others had the same idea as you, of course, but General Manager Vanessa Balero said the newly-assembled Popeyes team is doing all they can to keep up with demand.
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