Franchisee to open fifth Wichita-area Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits on North Rock

WICHITA — Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits franchisee Willie Kendrick has acquired a visible, high-traffic spot for what will be his fifth Wichita-area Popeyes.

He purchased the 2,005-square-foot former Taco Tico space at 3131 N. Rock Road.

“It made sense because it was a rare opportunity to acquire a freestanding, drive-through restaurant on North Rock Road, especially south of K-96 where the traffic is so much more substantial,” says Troy Farha of Grubb & Ellis/Martens Commercial Group, who handled the deal.

Farha says those kinds of sites don’t come along every day.

The new Popeyes will open late this year.

Look here later today for more details on Kendrick’s plans and in Wednesday’s Wichita Eagle.