Status: Endangered.

Colonel Sanders just can't seem to get a foothold in the land of Popeye's. (And that pesky upstart Raising Cane's, for that matter.) It probably didn't help that Popeye's ran ads bequeathing Kentucky to horse racing rather than chicken. But it just wasn't a good idea in the first place. The original KFC restaurants in Lafayette had died out by the 1980s, but somebody brought them back in the 1990s. The renaissance consisted of three locations:

  • 1231 NW Evangeline Thruway, in front of Walmart.
  • 2424 Ambassador Caffery, between Dulles Dr. and Guilbeau Rd. Closed July 2013.
  • Kaliste Saloom Rd. near Randol's. Now a daquiri shop.

KFC, 2424 Ambassador Caffery, June 2011.


Former KFC, Kaliste Saloom Rd, apparently vacant, May 2008.


KFC, 1231 NW Evangeline Thwy, May 2011.