The chain, one of the main players in the US fried chicken sandwich wars two years ago, plans to expand rapidly in Britain, adding to its 3,500 stores around the world.
Founded in New Orleans 50 years ago, Popeyes is famous for its 12-hour marinated fried chicken. Fans queued for hours late last year when it opened a counter in Westfield’s shopping mall in Stratford, east London, MyLondon reported.
Popeyes will soon open another eight restaurants in the UK. They will be in Romford, east London; Ealing Broadway in the capital’s west; the Metrocentre mall in Gateshead; and Nottingham, Oxford, Cambridge, Brighton, and Reading.
Drive-throughs are a crucial part of its business in the US and they will be central to its British expansion along with delivery services, he said. The company aims to have 350 UK restaurants by 2031.
source: Business Insider India