The plot thickens.

Last week I reported that Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen wouldn't be coming to Rapid City after all. Looking for an update on Popeyes' plans to open a southern-style fast food restaurant here, I'd contacted the company's communications department and received an e-mail stating, "Unfortunatey, Popeyes will not be coming to Rapid City or Rushmore Crossing."

Today, though, I came to work to find an orange Popeyes coffee mug on my desk filled with pens, stickers and beads, along with an unsigned, typed note that read cryptically, "Don't believe everything you hear! Rushmore Crossing is a no-go for Popeyes. Rapid City, however, is a definite YES! Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen coming soon ..."

Oooh, I love a good mystery.

 

(4) comments

goodmorning
goodmorning

Just read legal notices in today's paper (02/28/13) for a platting for a restaurant south of East Stumer, west of Shelby, and east of 5th street. Notice says April Smart of Foster Rentals is requesting it. I can find a Facebook page for Foster Rentals in Pierre and they "like" both the Pizza Ranch in Pierre and Rapid City. What's up?

goodmorning
goodmorning

Oh, please, please, please come to Rapid in the Black Hills Center! We're wearing out on Arby's, Subway and Jimmy John's and yogert!

Rush Girl
Rush Girl

LOVE this news!! Keep us updated as the mystery unfolds!

whyisit
whyisit

We lived in New Orleans in 1972 when Popeyes was first created by Al Copeland. We witnessed Popeyes spicy fried chicken put the other chicken chains out of business with it's full flavor recipes. Its menu has expanded as has its many locations. Our adult son has a 9 year tradition of enjoying Popeyes on Mardi Gras day. Here's hoping a visionary will truly bring Popeyes to R.C.!

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