Popeyes opened in Arden earlier this week, and, since then, a constant line of cars has been overflowing onto Airport Road. WLOS. “They got good chicken,” Popeyes customer Ryan Blair said. “Once we saw Popeyes here, we were pretty excited,” Mary Locascio, of Bryson City, said. Locascio said the fast food restaurant reminds her of home. “I’m originally from Louisiana, and that’s where Popeyes was born,” Locascio said.