Popeyes Enters Chennai; Opens Outlet at Phoenix Marketcity

The flagship entry of Popeyes® was marked in India with the opening of its first restaurant in Bengaluru, followed by rapid expansion to 12 restaurants across the city in less than a year.
  • Deeksha Tiwari News Correspondent
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Jubilant FoodWorks Limited (JFL), India’s leading food services player has launched the first Popeyes®, in Chennai.

The brand is best known for its bold and famous Louisiana ‐style fried chicken and its signature chicken sandwich, which became a phenomenon in the United States and the rest of the globe.

“Consumers across the world love the Louisiana‐style Cajun flavors of Popeyes®. As a company, we are focused on bringing the finest taste of our brands, building it and expanding it to multiple cities. We offer consumers a chance to enjoy the unique blend of spices and Cajun flavoured fried chicken. Our launch in Chennai with the first store at Phoenix Marketcity Mall is a testament to that commitment of the larger strategy,” shared Sameer Khetarpal, CEO and MD of Jubilant FoodWorks Limited.

The flagship entry of Popeyes® was marked in India with the opening of its first restaurant in Bengaluru, followed by rapid expansion to 12 restaurants across the city in less than a year, underlining the growing popularity of the brand among Indian guests.  

Popeyes® India menu features the world‐famous Chicken Sandwich along with an array of fried chicken offerings that are freshly sourced and antibiotic‐free, with no added MSG. Complementing the menu are wholesome meal options such as Rice Bowls and Wraps in vegetarian options, too, to ensure the best Popeyes® experience for all guests.

“The Cajun flavoured chicken has created a craze in various countries, and a similar response was witnessed amongst chicken‐loving consumers in India, post the brand’s debut in Bengaluru. We look forward to serving our guests and recreating the same excitement and loyalty for Popeyes® and its signature dishes in Chennai,” added Gaurav Pande, Executive Vice President & Business Head of Popeyes® India.

With more than 3900 restaurants in over 30 countries, the popularity of Popeyes® has been unbroken and the brand has seen successful launches in many countries, most recently with hundreds lining up to try Popeyes® in UK, Korea, Romania, China, Indonesia, and more. Popeyes® is now riding the bandwagon to treat Chennai makkal with lip‐smacking and delicious flavours of its Louisiana‐style Cajun chicken.

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