HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A new Popeyes is opening along Highway 49 in Hattiesburg.
"I'm so happy to see some development in that part of Hattiesburg," said Mary Dryden, Ward 4 council member.
The Hattiesburg City Council approved plans for the new fast food restaurant at its meeting Tuesday. The restaurant will replace a currently vacant convenience store and former gas station across from the Hattiesburg Convention Center in Ward 1.
"Popeyes, we need it," said Kim Bradley, Ward 1 city council member.