Dining: Look for Burger King to open in the former Popeye’s on Shorter Avenue before Feb. 1.

Dining: Look for Burger King to open in the former Popeye’s on Shorter Avenue before Feb. 1.


Months in the making, the former Popeye’s on Shorter Avenue is slowly being transformed into a Burger King as the home of the whopper is jumping the highway. The current location is now listed. Another view below. From Hometown.

This is the current home of Burger King at 2114 Shorter Ave. Hometown photo.


Look for the former Popeye’s location on Shorter Avenue to be selling whoppers and other Burger King favorites before Feb. 1 of next year. That’s when Burger King will move out of its current site at 2114 Shorter Ave., according to a commercial real estate listing.

We asked the public relations firm representing GPS Hospitality, the franchisee here for Burger King and Popeye’s, for a comment. Their response: “The landlord has listed the property, as our term is coming to a close. We plan to maintain a presence in the immediate area.”

The Popeye’s location has been closed since an arsonous fire; plans for a makeover as a Burger King were filed with the building department more than a year ago. As for the current Burger King: The site is listed for sale at $635,000 on LoopNet. Built in 1990, it features nearly seven-tenths of an acre with 2,860 square feet under roof. Craig McDaniel of Toles, Temple and Wright has the listing.

From our Nov. 8, 2017, posting:

GPS Hospitality is replacing its short-lived Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen at 2207 Shorter Ave. with one of its Burger King franchises (currently located on the other side of the four-lane at 2214 Shorter) in West Rome. Last summer, plans were filed with the city of Rome for a $325,000 renovation.

More on Popeye’s: We’ve seen a few reports of a new Popeye’s closer to downtown on Shorter Avenue. Meanwhile in Rockmart, Popeye’s is close to opening at the spot where Sonic once stood off U.S. 278.


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