Valley Biz Blog: Weslaco Gets A Popeye's Chicken

Popeye's in Weslaco is expected to open in the 1st Qtr of 2014

What does Weslaco want for Christmas? A Popeye TMs Chicken Louisiana Chicken, apparently.

The fried chicken restaurant is going up near the southwest corner off Westgate Drive and Expressway 83.

According to the Weslaco Economic Development Corporation, the restaurant could be finished in the first quarter of 2014.

Popeye TMs continues its push in the Rio Grande Valley.

Over the past year, the fried chicken giant has opened restaurants in McAllen, San Juan and Brownsville.

The Weslaco location will be fourth restaurant for the Valley.

Popeye TMs is the latest project in the Westgate Drive corridor, which will soon be home to a Blue Wave Car Wash, Chick-Fil-A and an Applebee TMs.