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Popeyes looking at second location in southern Loudoun

The location is right at the border with neighboring Fairfax County.

Popeyes, the popular fried chicken chain, is exploring a new location along Highway 50 at the far eastern border of Loudoun County. In fact, it’s so close to the border, we’re not 100 percent certain which side it falls on.

The restaurant is reportedly considering a spot in a new retail development called Loudoun Crossroads that is in the works for the intersection of 50 and Pleasant Valley Road. That’s in the Loudoun portion of Chantilly as you approach SR 28 heading east. Looking at several different online maps, the border with Fairfax County appears to be just a few dozen feet to the east.

Loudoun Crossroads will reported have a 7-Eleven gas station and convenience store, and according to online documents, Popeyes is the second tenant identified as potentially coming to the development.  Along with the 7-Eleven and Popeyes, plans call for four additional commercial buildings on the property, but no word yet on what other tenants may set up shop there.

If the Popeyes deal goes through, it will be the second one in southern Loudoun. One opened in 2020 across from the StoneSprings Hospital Center. A new Popeyes is also planned for the Compass Creek development in Leesburg.

(Image at top courtesy Popeyes)

2 Comments
  1. KHAL 5 months ago
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    Pretty foolish decision by Popeyes if they move forward with putting *yet another* chicken restaurant in an area with already the highest per-capita number of chicken restaurants in the entire continental United States[1] (Zaxby’s[2], Royal Farms[3], Velocity Wings, Krispy Krunchy Chicken, Rule the Roost[4], Kindi Thai Chicken Rice – all within less than a mile radius). Expand this radius further and you’ll find many other chicken options (multiple Chick-Fil-A’s, the other Popeye’s, Glory Days Grill, Bonchon, Bravo Peruvian Chicken, King Pollo of Chantilly, Roaming Rooster[5], Backyard Rotisserie Chicken, etc, etc).

    Also, very mysterious decision to put a 7-11 in Loudoun Crossroads, just 250 feet away from the other 7-11 in the Shell gas station right across the street on the other side of RT 50. Not to mention the other 7-11’s within a couple of miles or the multitude of gas station options left and right. Very poor research by the potential tenants and dubious commercial marketing by Rappaport Co: https://rappaportco.propertycapsule.com/p/retail-real-estate/Chantilly-VA-20152/loudouncrossroads.

    The residents in the Dulles District get jealous reading in The Burn about all the other developments in the richest county in America, seeing as all we seem to get in 20152 are gas stations and chicken eateries[6]!

    [1] https://www.theburn.com/2019/02/16/south-loudoun-getting-popeyes-fried-chicken/
    [2] https://www.theburn.com/2019/02/16/dc-regions-first-zaxbys-getting-underway-in-loudoun/
    [3] https://www.theburn.com/2019/01/29/royal-farms-opens-next-week-in-south-riding/
    [4] https://www.theburn.com/2020/02/29/roost-chicken-biscuits-making-inroads-in-loudoun-county/
    [5] https://www.theburn.com/2021/04/17/roaming-rooster-opening-new-location-close-to-loudoun/
    [6] https://www.theburn.com/2021/05/15/wawa-moves-forward-with-plans-for-south-riding-area-store/#comment-3952

  2. KHAL 5 months ago
    Reply

    Pretty foolish decision by Popeyes if they move forward with putting *yet another* chicken restaurant in an area with already the highest per-capita number of chicken restaurants in the entire continental United States[1] (Zaxby’s[2], Royal Farms[3], Velocity Wings, Krispy Krunchy Chicken, Rule the Roost[4], Kindi Thai Chicken Rice – all within less than a mile radius). Expand this radius further and you’ll find many other chicken options (multiple Chick-Fil-A’s, the other Popeye’s, Glory Days Grill, Bonchon, Bravo Peruvian Chicken, King Pollo of Chantilly, Roaming Rooster[5], Backyard Rotisserie Chicken, etc, etc).

    Also, very mysterious decision to put a 7-11 in Loudoun Crossroads, just 250 feet away from the other 7-11 in the Shell gas station right across the street on the other side of RT 50. Not to mention the other 7-11’s within a couple of miles or the multitude of gas station options left and right. Very poor research by the potential tenants and dubious commercial marketing by Rappaport Co: https://rappaportco.propertycapsule.com/p/retail-real-estate/Chantilly-VA-20152/loudouncrossroads.

    The residents in the Dulles District get jealous reading in The Burn about all the other developments in the richest county in America, seeing as all we seem to get in 20152 are gas stations and chicken eateries[6]!

    [1] https://www.theburn.com/2019/02/16/south-loudoun-getting-popeyes-fried-chicken/
    [2] https://www.theburn.com/2019/02/16/dc-regions-first-zaxbys-getting-underway-in-loudoun/
    [3] https://www.theburn.com/2019/01/29/royal-farms-opens-next-week-in-south-riding/
    [4] https://www.theburn.com/2020/02/29/roost-chicken-biscuits-making-inroads-in-loudoun-county/
    [5] https://www.theburn.com/2021/04/17/roaming-rooster-opening-new-location-close-to-loudoun/
    [6] https://www.theburn.com/2021/05/15/wawa-moves-forward-with-plans-for-south-riding-area-store/#comment-3952

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