Popeyes to launch in the UK

Popeyes recently announced plans to enter the UK, with the goal of opening 350 new outlets here over the next 10 years as part of a European expansion plan. Founded in New Orleans in Louisiana in 1972, the chain is a global player in the fried chicken market and currently boasts 3,400 restaurants across 29 countries.

This announcement builds on its expansion in the European market and follows successful rollouts in Spain in 2019 and Switzerland last year. The first Popeyes restaurant in the UK is expected to open by the end of 2021 and will represent the brand’s 11th country in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, which already has more than 350 Popeyes restaurants.   

Elias Diaz Sese, co-founder of Popeyes UK, said: “This launch 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.”