Brand continues Canadian expansion by bringing Louisiana flavors to the West
ATLANTA, GA, Oct. 11, 2016 /CNW/ - Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLKI), the franchisor and operator of Popeyes® restaurants, will expand into Western Canada with Franchisees opening locations across Edmonton and Calgary by the end of 2017. The South meets the West as more Canadians will have access to the brand's Louisiana-inspired fried chicken and seafood.
Starting this November, the first Edmonton location will open in the Tamarack area, followed by the first Calgary location in Forest Lawn. Subsequent locations will be opening throughout the fall and into the spring of 2017. The chain reached a milestone last year with its 100th Franchised restaurant opening in Canada and it continues to grow as a leader in the quick-service restaurant market.
"For over 40 years, Popeyes has been serving authentic southern food-fare that our consumers crave," says Popeyes President, International, Andrew Skehan. "The growth of our brand amongst our Canadian neighbours is especially exciting as it indicates a blossoming appreciation for our Louisiana culinary heritage."
With continued growth of the brand, Popeyes' taste traditions have quickly claimed a spot in the market. Combining a rich history of comfort food and the modern day demands of consumers, Popeyes is proud to provide superior tasting products to a growing fan-base of Canadians. For more information visit www.popeyes.com
About Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen
Founded in 1972 in New Orleans, Popeyes is a leader in the New Orleans segment of the foodservice industry and is the world's second largest quick-service chicken concept based on the number of units. As of July 10, 2016, Popeyes had 2,594 operating restaurants in the United States, the District of Columbia, three territories, and 26 foreign countries. For more information, visit the Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Web site at www.popeyes.com.
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