Greensboro, NC -- An A&T alumni has returned to the Triad and he and his business partner, a 17-year NFL veteran are bringing a fast food chain with them.
Ted Washington and John Allen are opening a new Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Restaurant this fall on Pisgah Church Road in Greensboro. Washington, President and CEO, and Allen, Operating Partner and C.O.O. held a groundbreaking ceremony this morning.
Allen attended North Carolina A&T. Allen said they've worked for several years to make the project a reality. "Its kind of surreal, you know, cause it seemed like it would never happen it would never you know, seems like just too many things kept happening to stop it from happening, you know but thank God this moment is here and we're excited, we're ready to go."
Allen says the restaurant will hire between 35 and 50 people, for all positions from manager to crew. There will be a trailer on site starting next week to start accepting applications.
The restaurant is expected to open November first.
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