Chicken fans line up early for Popeyes Chicken Grand Opening

Chicken fans line up early for Popeyes Chicken Grand Opening

The wait is over, mostly.

Sioux City's first Popeyes store is now open, but there's still a wait if you want to try their chicken for yourself.

As predicted, there was a long line of customers ready and waiting when the restaurant opened its doors at 10:30 this morning.

Some of the customers told us they're excited the restaurant chain has come to Sioux City.

"Down here at Popeye's waiting for them to open up. Been waiting for this day a long time. We eat Popeye's down in Omaha and we like it. I'm glad they came to Sioux City!" said Gordon Halfrich.

Another customer told us he arrived hours ahead of the store's 10:30 opening to make sure he was one of the first people served.

"I've been waiting in line since 8:30 this morning. All together I've been waiting for Popeye's most of my life, but since last Tuesday. If I had to scale Popeye's on a scale from 1 to 10, I'd give them an 11," said Lamuel Freemont.

The restaurant is open until 11:00 tonight on Singing Hills Boulevard next to Cubby's.

Work is underway on a second restaurant in Sioux City at West 8th and Hamilton, but there's no opening date set for that store yet.

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