ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Two new restaurants are coming to Roanoke County! Chili’s and Popeyes will build new facilities on outparcels at Tanglewood along the Electric Road/Route 419 corridor near Staples and T.J. Maxx.
According to a joint statement shared by Roanoke County and Blackwater Resources LLC, Chili’s Grill and Bar is an American casual dining restaurant chain that is new to the Roanoke market. The restaurant chain started in 1975 and is known for their family friendly casual dining experience with a broad array of American and Tex-Mex menu selections.
Meanwhile, Popeyes is described as an American multinational chain of fried chicken fast food restaurants that was founded in 1972 and has more than 2,600 restaurants worldwide.
“We are excited to welcome Chili’s and Popeyes to Tanglewood,” said John Abernathy, president of Blackwater Resources. “This continues the growth momentum underway, and is another great story in the ongoing redevelopment of Tanglewood.”
“Bringing Chili’s to the Roanoke market fulfills a long-desired community interest in attracting this restaurant to the Tanglewood footprint,” said Jill Loope, Director of Economic Development. “The addition of Popeyes also adds to the diversity of dining experiences, that includes a total of seven new restaurant announcements during the past year. We remain optimistic about future business opportunities and continued growth along the 419 corridor.”
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