Popeyes Shuts Down Detroit Location After Viral Video Reports Roaches


DETROIT (WXYZ) - A Detroit Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is closed after a video purporting to show deplorable conditions inside the restaurant went viral on social media.

Jones said she decided to go live on Facebook after being told to just step on the roaches and not scream when she saw one. 

"When I filled out that application, it didn't say we got roaches, you gotta kill them, you have to step on them," said Jones. "It didn't say they had dead flies on the ice."

Crews from the Detroit Health Department are on the scene Tuesday. The department has issued the following statement about the situation.

The Detroit Health Department’s Food Safety Team is currently on site and investigating the Popeye’s location at 14180 Gratiot. The location is temporarily closed and the Popeye’s management is cooperating with the Health Department and following all cleaning protocols.

The Detroit Health Department will continue to work with the Popeye’s location and it will work to make the sure the restaurant is in compliance prior to reopening.

Full article at WXYZ.

Terry J

Terry J

Born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I graduated from Louisiana State University (LSU) and yes, I bleed Purple and Gold. Love food! I try to be very active love to watch and participate in sports as well as going for runs throughout the... Read more


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