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Construction Underway: It's A Go For Danbury's First Popeyes

A Popeyes is under construction on Newtown Road in Danbury, on the same site as a new Texas Roadhouse, an AFC Urgent Care and Aspen Dental.
A Popeyes is under construction on Newtown Road in Danbury, on the same site as a new Texas Roadhouse, an AFC Urgent Care and Aspen Dental. Photo Credit: Karen Tensa
The new AFC Urgent Care and Aspen Dental offices are next to the new Texas Roadhouse on Newtown Road in Danbury. Construction is continuing at the site.
The new AFC Urgent Care and Aspen Dental offices are next to the new Texas Roadhouse on Newtown Road in Danbury. Construction is continuing at the site. Photo Credit: Karen Tensa
Aspen Dental is still under construction on Newtown Road in Danbury.
Aspen Dental is still under construction on Newtown Road in Danbury. Photo Credit: Karen Tensa
A Popeyes is also coming soon to The Dock Shopping Center in Stratford. Construction is farther along on this site than the one in Danbury.
A Popeyes is also coming soon to The Dock Shopping Center in Stratford. Construction is farther along on this site than the one in Danbury. Photo Credit: Meredith Guinness

DANBURY, Conn. — The bustling restaurant scene on Newtown Road is about to get even busier with the construction of Danbury's first Popeyes.

Work has just begun on the Popeyes, which will be located on the same site as site as the nearly completed Texas Roadhouse and the AFC Urgent Care/Aspen Dental building.

The Louisiana-style eatery is known for its fried chicken and Cajun-style fast food.

The nearby Texas Roadhouse is slated for an early summer opening, and Popeyes will most likely be serving up its signature fried chicken, butterfly shrimp and fluffy Southern biscuits by the end of summer or early autumn, according to the spokeswoman for Mayor Mark Boughton.

So far, the Popeyes is just a foundation, but the bright orange exterior walls should be going up soon at the popular fast-food restaurant.

The is site is next to the Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub, which opened last year in the Holiday Inn, and down the road from the Puerto Vallarta.

The busy stretch of Newtown Road, which is located along the Danbury-Bethel-Brookfield border off Exit 8 of Interstate 84. The area is home to some old favorites, sit-down spots and fast-food joints, including Boston Market, Taco Bell, Dunkin' Donuts, Friendly's, Denny's, Little Caesar's, Burger King, McDonald's, Ichiro, Barbarie's Black Angus Grill, Ki Asian Bistro & Sushi and Chili's.

The new Popeyes will join nearby locations on Fairfield Avenue and North Avenue in Bridgeport and one at the Westfield Trumbull mall. There is also one under construction in Stratford at The Dock Shopping Center.

Click here to learn more about the Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen.

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