The best and worst Popeyes locations in Toronto

Popeyes in Toronto has popped up more and more in this city, and while we certainly have a taste for fried chicken here, the location of this fast food restaurant can be hit or miss. You feel like figuring out how to get that crisp goodness without having to hit an ugly spot.

Here are my picks for the best and worst Popeyes locations in Toronto.

Gerrard Square

Some of the best places in Popeyes are actually in malls, and this mall is actually a bit of a gem in the neighborhood and a community center. Because of that, it has a nice clean atmosphere to pick up food and the service is also good.

Liberty Village

As this neighborhood is a little newer than some others in the city and has many apartment residents, the demand is for newer and better outposts for fast food chains. Away from a main street, this location is not overly busy all the time.

Dufferin Mall

Instead of going to the more gruesome location of the main street at Bloor, you can walk into the mall during opening hours to get a better experience on the food court. This foodcourt is not only nostalgic for many, it is also brightly lit and fairly comfortable and clean.

Queen and Spadina

The food tends to be well prepared in this place and may even appear to be a little less greasy than elsewhere. Despite how busy this intersection can be, staff are usually quick and handle things well.

Sherbourne and Bloor

Hidden under a building, this location of Popeyes feels like a bit of a hidden treasure, so it’s not quite as overrun, busy or cluttered as others. If you want to get away from it all but still need your chicken fix, consider going here.

Bloor and Dufferin

This location gets a lot of traffic and as all fast food fans know, it does not always provide the best experience. Although its location is convenient, it is not always the cleanest with a smelly, cluttered parking lot behind.

Parkdale (King West)

There is also an outpost at King off Dufferin, and visiting one of these Dufferin Street Popeyes is a bit of a gamble. It may seem as if the food has been sitting in this place for a while, and it may be because the service tends to be slower.

College and Spadina

The selection of fast food chains gathered around this intersection is frankly a bit sad in contrast to the lively cultural atmosphere of the neighborhood. Popeyes here is no exception, and being open around the clock means it’s a bit sketchy and packed with drunk people on the weekends.

Bathurst and St. Clair

Some people generally feel that the food at this place is not as good as others, even after several chances. It can feel as if they are cutting corners on the offers, which is strange because the service can also be super slow.

Yonge and Dundas

This intersection can be difficult when it comes to grabbing fast food, especially from a chain store, but this location is not well monitored compared to others. It also has a reputation for being dirtier than elsewhere and having slower service.

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