A Popeyes location is currently under construction in Danbury. The restaurant will be going into one of three buildings going up on Newtown Road, next to Stop & Shop. Restaurant Brands International says it's buying Popeyes for $1.8 billion, bringing the chicken chain under the same corporate umbrella as Burger King and Tim Hortons.
The second building under construction on Newtown Road is for a Texas Roadhouse restaurant. The last building will be home to a dental office and an urgent care facility.
Popeyes has more than 2,600 locations globally.
Restaurant Brands was created after Burger King, controlled by Brazilian investment firm 3G Capital, bought Tim Hortons in 2014. Since then, the company has been striking deals with local operators to open additional locations around the world.
Restaurant Brands has more than 20,000 locations globally.