Customers line up for reopening of Popeyes

Published: Jan. 29, 2013 at 1:39 AM CST|Updated: Feb. 5, 2013 at 1:39 AM CST
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Popeyes Chicken is open for business and it's been busy.

The restaurant reopened at its old location on First Avenue on Monday in Evansville after closing a few years ago.

Customers started lining up early Monday evening in the lobby and in the drive-thru. 14 News asked one of the cashiers if the turnout surprised her.

"I personally did not expect this. My boss did. He was positive there was going to be more than a 1,000 people. He was right. I wasn't expecting it all," cashier Laricka McNary said.

Popeyes Louisiana Chicken opened its first restaurant in New Orleans more than 40 years ago. There are now more than 2,000 Popeyes restaurants.

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