Popeyes has been given the green light to open a restaurant in Glasgow city center

We previously reported that the American chicken chain had submitted a planning application, with proposals to open at 108-110 Sauchiehall Street.

A request to convert ‘Pound Shop’ into a restaurant has since been approved by Glasgow City Council.

The company behind the app said the store would make a positive contribution to Sauchiehall Street, increasing footfall in an area which has a number of vacancies.

The plans, submitted by Savills on behalf of the Hathaway Opportunity Fund, added: “The proposal will facilitate the use of the unit by Popeyes, a high quality restaurateur, supporting and enhancing the downtown.”

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Popeyes, established in 1972, is “famous for its delicious chicken with all the flavor of traditional Cajun and Creole cuisines,” according to the app.

The company is part of Restaurant Brands International Inc, which also owns Burger King and Tim Horton’s.

The plans stated: “Popeyes sees Glasgow as a key UK hub and is looking to establish a store there to help further its UK expansion.”

The property is currently occupied by Pound Shop on a temporary lease and the application says there is “little long-term security provided”.

“The 2018 fire at the Victoria nightclub had a significant impact on this particular block,” the plans added.

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