There are conversations in the works about a popular fried chicken restaurant opening up a Cedar Falls location.

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Over the past few years, we've been seeing a lot of growth coming from some Eastern Iowa towns and cities. Whether that be new housing or some new businesses, this part of the country seems to be rapidly growing.

A national fast food franchise might be expanding into Cedar Falls. Officials are working to open a new Popeyes in the near future...possibly.

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Currently there are approximately 2,950 Popeyes scattered across the United State, according to reports. Only SIX of these are actually located in the Hawkeye State. This Louisiana fried chicken eatery can be found in Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Des Moines, Dubuque, Sioux City, and Waterloo.

For Cedar Valley locals, the Waterloo location at 4015 Lowes Blvd is the closest.

Now, one franchise owner is looking to add another location in Cedar Falls. Asif Poonja, who runs and operates the other locations in the Hawkeye State proposed opening a new restaurant at the corner of Brandilynn Boulevard and Winterberry Drive, officials confirm.

The possible new Popeyes will be located right off of Viking Road.

At a recent Cedar Falls city Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, the officials voted 5-0 to push the application forward to the upcoming City Council meeting. The restaurant will have a double-lane drive thru and nearly thirty parking spots, according to reports.

This proposed building that will hold the restaurant will be approximately 3,048 square feet. The City Council will vote to approve this new project at the upcoming May 15th meeting.

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