You Spoke, We Listened - Popeyes - Coming to LSU

July 15, 2022

Louisiana State University and Chartwells Higher Education have partnered to unveil the first Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen® location within the Southeastern Conference (SEC). Slated to open this upcoming 22-23 school year, the new space will offer counter service and a dine-in experience, along with a walk-up window service. Popeyes will be located inside The 5 residential dining hall. Student, faculty, and staff feedback were considered through surveys and focus groups with a goal to offer more variety to the campus community while maintaining an affordable price point.

“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.”

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About POPEYES® Founded in New Orleans in 1972, POPEYES® has more than 45 years of history and culinary tradition. Popeyes distinguishes itself with a unique New Orleans-style menu featuring spicy chicken, chicken tenders, fried shrimp, and other regional items. The chain's passion for its Louisiana heritage and flavorful authentic food has allowed Popeyes to become one of the world's largest chicken quick-service restaurants with over 3,600 restaurants in the U.S. and around the world.