Move over Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, here comes Popeyes

At the beginning of the year, we got excited when we found out that Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers would be adding another Inland Empire location, taking over a former Wienerschnitzel in north Fontana.

We even got confirmation from Freddy’s folks.

However, the expected opening time came and went.

The future location eventually disappeared from the locator map on Freddy’s website.

We drove by occasionally just to check to see if any construction had been done on the location. Sadly, no construction ever took place.

However, today we drove by on our way to the nearby Costco and saw a new banner on the door.

Popeyes is opening soon.

Heck, it even looked like they were doing some light construction inside.

It’ll be the second Fontana location for the fried chicken and seafood restaurant.

The new Popeyes will be at 16205 Sierra Lakes Parkway.

Freddy’s sole Inland Empire location remains at 12032 Amargosa Road, Victorville, but we can still hope for expansion.