New fast food restaurant coming to Oneida

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ONEIDA — A new fast food chain is headed to Madison County as Popeyes will be coming to Oneida, replacing the closed down Pizza Hut restaurant at 200 Genesee St. in the city.

The opening of Popeyes, the fast-food eatery known for its fried chicken and chicken sandwiches, has been among a variety of different possibilities for the site discussed by Oneida residents on social media. The discussions have intensified as the Genesee Street location was fenced off.

Oneida City Clerk Sandra LaPera confirmed that Popeyes was moving in but couldn’t give a definitive timeline to when it will open.

The building, which once housed the Pizza Hut, is expected to be torn down and a new building constructed to house the new restaurant.

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