Have you seen the new Popeye's Fried Chicken going up along Mission St. near the new Carl's Jr. Every time I turn around, it seems like more greasy chains are coagulating along our commuter arteries. If you haven't eaten there before, Popeye's is a Louisiana style fried chicken chain with your usual assortment of combos including cole slaw, biscuits, beans and mashed potatoes. I've tried not to talk much about the mega chain industry, which seems to be thriving in Salem, but this is a franchise that was talked about in the Salem wish list post. This place is pretty tempting for a chain, but if you can resist, there are some local options that are competitively priced. Roth's grocery store sells fried chicken by the piece at the deli counter and the price is cheaper than KFC. They also have a wider selection of sides and you can pick up a gallon of milk for the kids.