Popeyes Is Finally Opening Restaurants In The UK And Now We Know When And Where

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Why is it that we can’t have the same fast food joints as the US of A? Okay, okay – we do have McDonald’s, KFC, Five Guys and all that, but we’ve always had a craving for In-N-Out Burger, Wendy’s and all those great fried chicken places like Chick-fil-A and Popeyes.

Well guess what… after Wendy's announced it was heading over to the UK, we now also know that we’re finally getting Popeyes restaurants here too!

Popeyes – known for its iconic Louisiana fried chicken – has plans to open 350 new UK restaurants in the next 10 years. And now we know where the very first one will pop up and when.

The debut restaurant for the UK will be opening in Westfield Stratford in London, and will be open its doors in November 2021. That's soon, people!

Photo credit: Popeyes
Photo credit: Popeyes

Tom Crowley, CEO of Popeyes UK, commented: “It’s fantastic to be opening our first UK location, following the months of anticipation and buzz that the news of our arrival generated.

“Our vision for our UK launch is ambitious and bold, and we felt a shared sense of purpose with Westfield Stratford City when we were on the hunt for our first restaurant. We are confident that they are the perfect partner to help us kick-start our entry into the UK market.

“All our locations will be carefully chosen, in communities that echo the Louisianan spirit synonymous with Popeyes®. We’re looking forward to unveiling our next sites in due course, and revealing more about our expansion into new locations in 2022 and beyond.”

Back when it was first announced that Popeyes was coming to the Uk, Elias Diaz Sese, Co-founder of Popeyes UK, says: “We are very pleased to launch Popeyes, a brand that has brought moments of celebration to guests globally, something we believe is important more now than ever. It allows us to contribute in hardship moments for the country by creating hundreds of career opportunities. We truly aspire to become an employer of reference for big-hearted talent through care, service and supporting the neighbourhoods in which we operate.”

Photo credit: Popeyes
Photo credit: Popeyes

Popeyes was founded in New Orleans in Louisiana back in 1972. It currently has 3400 restaurants across 29 countries, and the new UK restaurants follow on from roll-outs in Spain in 2019 and Switzerland last year.

We’re so excited about having Popeyes chicken for breakfast, lunch and dinner, all day every day!

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