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Boarded-up Burger King to become new Popeyes chicken restaurant

The former site of a Burger King restaurant at 7030 Greenback Lane is slated to become a new Popeyes. // CH Sentinel

By Mike Hazlip—
A Hayward-based franchisee has submitted an application to convert the former Burger King at 8030 Greenback Ln. into a Popeyes chicken restaurant.

A design review permit application shows the 1-acre parcel between Arcadia Drive and Sunrise Vista Drive is slated to be remodeled. The document lists JAMV Inc. as the applicant. The current property owner is listed as Miami, Florida-based Burger King Corp.

Burger King and Popeyes are owned by the same parent company, Restaurant Brands International, which purchased the chicken restaurant chain in 2017.

City spokeswoman Nichole Baxter said the project will not need to be approved by the Planning Commission because there are no entitlement changes. The timeline for the project will depend on the developer, according to Baxter.

The Burger King restaurant at the location closed earlier this year for unknown reasons, but online reviews had given the location a dismal average rating of 1.5-out-of-5 stars on

Nearby restaurant development activity is also underway, as the Planning Commission last week unanimously approved plans for a Raising Cane’s drive-thru to be built in the Hobby Lobby parking lot at the corner of Birdcage Street and Greenback Lane.

Citrus Heights Planning Commission gives OK to new Raising Cane’s drive-thru

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