LSU scores first on-campus Popeyes location in the SEC

BATON ROUGE (NOLA WEEKEND) - Soon, LSU Tigers won’t have to leave campus for a taste of Popeyes. The fast-food chicken chain is set to open a location on LSU’s campus in late 2022, Louisiana State University announced Tuesday.

LSU also scores the first-ever Popeyes location on a college campus in the Southeastern Conference. Popeyes will be located inside The 5 residential dining hall, and the new space will offer counter service and a dine-in experience, along with a walk-up window service.

The university announced the news Tuesday via Twitter in a hype video saying, “You spoke, we listened.”

“Popeyes has been one of the most requested restaurants by our students here at LSU,” said Margot Hsu Carroll, assistant vice president for auxiliary services at LSU. “We are excited to welcome one of Louisiana’s largest restaurant chains to campus and add another dining option for our students on campus.”

Students will be able to use all forms of payment at the new Popeyes location, including TigerCASH, and Paw Points, a declining balance included in their LSU Dining meal plans. Credit card, cash, etc., will also be accepted.

“Bringing Popeyes to LSU will instantly add more value to all of our meal plan subscribers,” said Jeffery Nice, vice president of operations at Chartwells Higher Education. “We are constantly looking for new opportunities to improve and build upon our dining program here at LSU, and we believe that Popeyes will be a favorable addition.”

Popeyes started as the brainchild of founding restaurateur Al Copeland in 1972 in Arabi. The New Orleans-style menu features spicy chicken, chicken tenders, fried shrimp, and other regional items.

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